Winner of Learners Eisteddfod Cake Design

For this category we were asked to design a cake based on Welsh Legends.

I decided to design mine on the legend of the Welsh Dragon, Y Ddraig Gymreig.

Sometimes it takes a while to come up with a complete design, but I knew that I wanted to design the cake so that he was climbing the famous Snowdon Mountain.

I used a few techniques to make this cake. Not only carving sponge to make the mountain and also using sponge for the main part of his body, but also used RKT (Rice Krispie Treats) for the tail and neck. His head, legs and wings are made from modelling sugar paste. His scales are made from many different sized circles, which were cut and made from sugar paste and painstakingly stuck on!

To give the dragon and mountain the finished look I use my spray paint gun, which is great for building up layers of colours, to give texture and shading.

I am really happy with how it came together and I’m glad that people at the event enjoyed him too.

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