AT 3D Dragon Course

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Lesson 1 –  Placing the Body on the Stand

This lesson should be preceded by Introductions with health and safety notices. Duration 20 mins

Demo: 15 mins    Activity: 15 mins

  • Explain the pre-made stand
  • Make the stand food safe
  • Carving the body of the Dragon

 

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Lesson 2 –  Shaping the Dragon’s Head

Demo: 15 mins    Activity: 40 mins

  • Carve and shape the cake
  • Cover with ganache
  • Round the edges of the body then cover with ganache

 

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Lesson 3 –  Covering the Body

Demo: 10 mins    Activity: 40 mins

  • Add the neck pieces
  • Roll out the sugarpaste and cover the body of the Dragon
  • Ensure a smooth, neat finish

 

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Lesson 4 –  Cover the Dragon’s Head

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 20 mins

  • Roll out the sugarpate then cover the head
  • Carefully smooth to the shape
  • Place a bag over the head to stop it drying out

LUNCH 35 mins

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Lesson 5 –  Covering the board

Demo: 10 mins    Activity: 20 mins

  • Roll out and cut strips of sugarpaste to cover the board
  • Cover the board, don’t need to be too neat!
  • Texturise the sugapate to give the grass effect

 

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Lesson 6 –  Adding dimples to the body

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 10 mins

  • Using a ball tools texturise the body of the Dragon
  • The more sporadic and random the better
  • This can be done before lesson 5, but fits just as well here

 

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Lesson 7 –  Adding the facial features

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 20 mins

  • Create the eye and nostril sockets
  • Add the smile
  • Dimple the head to blend into the rest of the cake

 

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Lesson 8 –  Covering the legs and adding the feet

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 30 mins

  • Cover the legs
  • Shape and add the feet
  • Create sockets in the feet for the claws to sit

 

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Lesson 9 –  Adding the Ears

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 15 mins

  • Cut out the shape for the ears
  • Add decoration then stick to the head (use spaghetti if necessary)
  • Wet the Dragon’s bum to make it sticky for adding the tail

 

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Lesson 10 –  Adding the Tail

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 20 mins

  • Roll out a sausage very fat at one end and thin at the other for the tail
  • Add to the cake (use spaghetti is required)
  • Texturise to blend in with the rest of the cake
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Lesson 11 –  Adding the chest and back spine

Demo: 5 mins    Activity: 30 mins

  • Shape the sugarpaste to the chest plates then place on the cake
  • Roll out a sausage and cut descending sizes
  • Shape the spikes and add to the cake down the spine of the Dragon in descending sizes

 

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Lesson 12 –  Adding the wings

Demo: 10 mins    Activity: 30 mins

  • Cut out two pieces of card for the wings
  • Cover in sugarpaste, texturise then add to the cake
  • Roll out a sausage then create a trim to the wings

 

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Lesson 13 –  Finishing touches

Demo: 10 mins    Activity: 20 mins

  • Finish the eyes
  • Add spikes to the head to give that cute look
  • Finish with glaze

Class photos 10 mins

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