How to Train a Dragon 2 | Jumping Castle Birthday Party

How to train a dragon cake square

My little love turned 6 last week. He loves everything about ‘How to Train a Dragon 2’ so it was not a surprise that he wanted this theme for his Birthday cake.

I hired the number ‘6’ cake tin from my local cake decorating shop and used ideas from my previous number 6 cake I made for my daughter. This time the mini name bunting was made by printing the letters on paper, folding the paper over at the top of the letters and cutting them out on all sides except the top. {Font used is Arial Black, size 80, in a Word document}. Fold the letters over the string and glue both sides together. Tie the string on a couple of skewers. The little figurines of Hiccup and Toothless were purchased from KMart.

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The cake is actually an ice-cream cake, but iced all over in chocolate butter cream icing. I am not very good at icing a cake with nice smooth surfaces so we decided to go with a dragon scales look. This was just done with an icing spatula, making divets as you go. To make the ice cream cake, spray the cake tin with oil and line it with plenty of non stick baking paper with plenty of paper extending past the edges of the tin to give you something to hold onto when removing it from the tin. Fill it with your choice of ice creams – we prefer to use Golden North as it’s a great South Australian brand; locally made; is gluten free and palm oil free. In this case we used their Chocolate, Vanilla and Cookies & Cream flavours, using a 2 litre container of each. Pack it down tight into the tin. Freeze it and then remove from the tin.

How to train a dragon party

We make our favourite sweet treats that are tried and tested – we don’t try out any new recipes at Birthday parties. We stick to what we know best and what we know the kids like to eat. Our staples are Mars Bar Slice, Rainbow Jelly Squares (in dragon flame colours) and mini chocolate cupcakes with ‘How to Train a Dragon 2’ rings on top. We iced some Mint Slice biscuits with a vanilla icing tube to make mini shields (my 9 year old daughter made these).

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When the Birthday ice cream cake is served out, a table of sweet toppings comes out for the kids to all help themselves. We included mini Oreo cookies, popping candy, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate and caramel topping sauce, mini M&Ms, Jaffas and fresh strawberries. Yes it is a sugar fest!

How to train a dragon bouncy castle

For entertainment at a home party, you really can’t go wrong with a jumping castle. We’ve had many jumping castle Birthday parties over the years and Jump First Jumping Castles have always supplied us with fabulous castles. Having a jumping castle means you don’t need to do party games at all. The kids are totally entertained.

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