This cake was commissioned for a 90th birthday celebration. A rare number to make, huh?
The dragon was semi-molded. The body was hand-mold and covered with cut-out scales. I tried to use tools to make scales directly on the body but it cracked a few times much to my frustration. As time was running out I was desperate and do what a normal person will do and try not to act clever...use circles!!! Yes...piece by piece but it was still way easier than when I tried to use my curved tools to make indentations.
Results was not too bad. If only we have more time I would have hand-molded the feet as well. Weenee did a good job on the scroll and as requested a 2D phoenix. As buddy from 'Cake Boss' would say "when we stand back and look, it was just awesome!"