Chinese dragon cake

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For her latest decorated cake my daughter had frustrated me “I want something simple.

This year she competed in her brother challenges:
I know you’re very strong (flattery) so I increase the level of the challenge : I want a dragon (ok)… Chinese (oh)… in 3D (gosh :shock: ). But I’m sure you will succeed. (flattery again !!)

I should mention that this year my daughter is 18 years old!
30 friends in a rented room, I must cook 2 Queens of Sheba.

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1st bad : I wanted to melt blue in my almond paste. But as it’s a bit yellow, my color became greenish. I tried to cover this error by spreading powdered cocoa.
2nd bad : failure in the size of the toper cake, that leaves me small place for the dragon’s head.
3th bad : now I find sugar paste in supermarkets, so I wanted to try again. Despite a large quantity of red food coloring, the paste didn’t exceed girly pink.

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To be honest, she first celebrated her birthday at her swimming training earlier in the week. So I did a test with… homemade almond paste. I found it was much more successful!

Thanks to Pieces of Arendil for her excellent video for making a dragon… in polymer clay!

PS: I still don’t know why my daughter wanted a dragon…

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