Life's better with cake and a sprinkle of fairy dust
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.