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Baby Dragon Cake

My little niece, lovingly dubbed the Dragon Lady by her parents, turned one last week, so I baked her a baby dragon cake.


According to the Chinese zodiac, Dragon babies are an auspicious lot, so most Chinese like to plan for their babies to be born during these periods. Last year, in the year of the Dragon, my little red dot of a nation experienced a record-breaking baby boom, the highest in 5 years.


The cake topper was inspired by a cake I saw in Debbie Brown’s Enchanting Cakes. Great ideas for children’s cakes that will steal the show, but not-so-great recipes, her basic sponge recipes are hard, dense and dry.


This was an easy and super-fun cake to make. The hardest part about this cake was probably locating these chocolate gold coins that usually only appear around the Lunar New Year period, but I trawled a couple of places and found these in a shop selling old-school local candy. They are so shiny and realistic-looking! These would also look fantastic in a pirate ship/ hidden treasure cake.

8 comments on “Baby Dragon Cake

  1. lemongrovecakediaries
    October 23, 2013

    Awesome cake! I have just been looking at Debbie Browns book and that dragon caught my eye too. Thanks for the tip on the cake recipe I was just about to try it.

    • danayong
      October 23, 2013

      Thanks! I love Debbie Brown for all her beautiful cute cakes but if you are going to use her sponge recipe, I’d suggest using a simple syrup on each sponge layer. 🙂

  2. radhika25
    January 7, 2014

    Hi Dana,

    May I ask where you got the gold coins?

    • danayong
      January 7, 2014

      Got mine from the neighbourhood mamak store but I found them at Valuedollar, cheaper too. 🙂

  3. radhika25
    January 7, 2014

    Where is that? I’m in Singapore as well. Need to make a dragon cake as well and loved your cute one. How do you make the wings stay put? I’m having such a nightmarish time with fondant…


    • danayong
      January 7, 2014

      There’s one inside Toa Payoh mrt station. Many outlets around the island. If you stay around Bedok or needs lots of them, the wholesaler for these coins are at Bedok South Ave 2 .

    • danayong
      January 7, 2014

      Right, wings? I used 2 pieces of dried spaghetti inside the wings. When it rains in Singapore, fondant is a real nightmare!

  4. Anonymous
    February 21, 2014

    hey. love your blog. iam not read english very well. i have achocolate blog to but it is write in hebrew – iam from israel 🙂

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