It’s an exhausting business protecting your castle ruins…
but it’s good to keep a hoard of snowballs at the ready while you take a nap…
It wasn’t difficult to choose a theme for my Christmas cake this year – I’d spent November writing a first draft of my next novel a dragon post-apocalypse fantasy, and over the past few months I’ve been making dragons and castle turrets in pottery, plus a secret piece of art involving dragons, and putting together my book of dragon short stories… It’s funny, really, that I chose dragons, lol.
I made a vegan cake, as Bekah’s been vegan for about a year now. It meant using vegetable fat and switching eggs for an egg substitute. Last time I used the egg supplement, I made a chocolate cake which tasted amazing, but crumbled straight away. This time, it worked better, the fruit cake held together, but I didn’t risk moving it around too much before covering with marzipan and fondant. It may still be a bit crumbly when we cut into it!
I had to slightly alter my design when I realised I’d thrown out my deep 7” cake tin, and only had a shallow 9” tin. I had wanted to create a turret all the way round the sides of the cake with a door in the side, but I think I prefer the ruins my dragon’s ended up with.
My dragon is based on the sleeping dragon I made in pottery class, and I added the ruined wall, a broken wooden door, a log and snowballs. After all, defending with flames will just melt the snow and my ice dragon enjoys the fun of winter, so it’s snowball ammunition!
I’m hoping for snow this Christmas, not really had any for a few years, and I’m looking forward to my feet crunching through the white stuff, building snowmen, and breathing dragon smoke in the frost…
What’s decorating your Christmas cake this year?
I hope you all have a great Christmas!
I had a feeling there’d be dragon’s 😀 Here’s to a 2017 filled with them x
He he, my husband guessed and was spot on! Merry Christmas, Julia ❤
A recurring theme of late – perhaps a sign of things to come in 2017?
Magnificent cake. A dragon? Why am I not surprised. Wish you the best this holiday season and all of 2017.
I don’t do cake anymore. Saves on calories, which I spend elsewhere. Sigh.
Merry Christmas to you too, Tess, have a good one!
That’s a FANTASTIC looking cake Lisa. Well done.It’s the most novel cake I’ve seen his year.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Thank you, David! Hehe, it resonates of my novel as well as being novel! Have a great Christmas!
Love it. It looks fabulous! The detailing is brilliant. Well done!
Yay! I loved making this one!
Who’s decorating my Xmas cake this year? Tescos’ of the equivalent in Spain. I’m not talented like you Lisa 🙂
Lol! I bet it tastes great anyway, Lucinda!
much better than my efforts that’s for sure Lisa 🙂