Dominic was born in the year of the dragon and probably owns everything ever made that is a dragon, including this hard to find awesome Lamaze Dragon Dee Dee the Dragon. So we knew that we had to incorporate dragons into the theme as well. After taking Wilton's Course 2 on Cake Decorating, I felt reasonably confident that I could sculpt dragons for his cake. Of course, in my typical fashion of more is better, bigger is better, I decided to make 13 little dragons. One for each month of his life so far including an extra one for the day he was born. To make it more interesting I decided that each dragon should be posed into a position so to speak. (Do you think I am crazy yet!?) After much headache I finally decided I would match each dragon with his accomplishment from each month. For example, when Dominic was 7 months old he pulled himself up.
With the help of a good friend Trish, my cousin Mel and my mother-in-law, we pulled it off. 13 little dragons were completed. I placed 1 on each of 12 cupcakes and then the last one on his special cake.
A lot of my inspiration came from OnebiteSweet's etsy shop Fondant Dragons, another etsy shop named Fondant Fads, and a website called Cake Central. Of course we adapted the poses for the dragons to meet the 12 different accomplishments my son had over the last 12 months. Here are some pictures which I hope bring you some inspiration for your next baking venture!