Birthday DragonPosted: June 4, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Holiday, Jena's work, playing with our food, Sculpture, Small Motor Skill | 1 Comment »
It’s Little J’s 5th birthday. During the Christmas season he received a Cupcake Cookbook that’s he’s poured over since, picking out favorites, asking the people he loves if they’ll pick out their favorite too. The Dragon Cupcake has been his consistent favorite.
He asks me to read the list of ingredients and we both wonder about fondant, I’m not that advanced with my baking and decorating.
When his birthdays rolls around, he puts in his official request for the dragon cupcake.
We make a trip to the store and look for things that will work in the making of the dragon. I’m not brave enough to try to make and work with fondant, so I try my hand at a material that’s more familiar, my favorite childhood candy, Starburst.
The boys help me make the cupcakes and we set them aside to cool right before bed. After I tuck them in, I get to work with my fingers trying to mold Starburst into a dragon shape.
It take some hand and finger strength, but once the candy starts molding, it’s not too hard. I was able to shape the dragon to my satisfaction and set it on top of one of the cupcakes for a birthday breakfast treat.
Upon inspection, Jonah is happy too.