Isa's Toothless / Night Fury Cake

One of my friends called me saying she needed a cake for her daughter's birthday. I had the pleasure of doing Isa's cake when she was six, decorated in pink, with her nintendogs as topper. This time, however, her mom says she isn't into pinks, but really loves 'Toothless' in 'How To Train Your Dragon'.


So I said, sure, leave it up to me and I'll come up with something. I was so excited! My family saw this movie in 3d and we loved the film! I mean, who wouldn't jump at the chance to include Toothless in a cake, right?! I had a quick thought of sculpting him from cake, but thought, nah. I'd better leave that to the experts, like Debbie (Goard) :) :) So I decided to make him as a topper, instead, so the birthday girl can keep it.


I went to google to search for images, but there wasn't much to my liking. So I went to youtube and watched a lot of trailers of the movie, to get an idea of what he looks like at every angle. I went for the 'cute' looking Toothless rather than the 'fierce' looking Toothless as I thought it would appeal more for a young girl. My original idea was to have Isa (dressed like Astrid), reaching out with her hand to touch Toothless (just like Hiccup). But Isa's mom called the next day to say that she wanted another cake - a retirement cake with toppers. So I had to simplify my idea as I thought I wouldn't get to finish the models (and additional ones) in time. So, I went for the part where Toothless was being fed fish, and have him playfully holding a fish in his mouth before he's about to gobble it.


I was gonna do Toothless in clay, but had more black icing readily available. My first attempt was a disaster! Toothless' neck was drooping, coz his head was positioned in a way that made it heavy for his neck to support it. And I thought that I would run into problems creating him in an all-fours position, with just icing. It was then that I had to re-think my sculpting approach and had to use inernal armatures. I used wire and foil for this body and wings, to keep him light. See photos below. Toothless, fishes, fish basket and part of the mossy grass are sitting on a 9 inch cardboard round, so it can easily be removed for keeping and allow the cake to be cut easily.


The cake was made from a very high 10 inch choc mud cake and added more cake to the sides for added shape and form. All other elements are made from icing. I added some little flowers and butterflies to the cake to make it more 'girly'. Isa loved her cake. She and her friends squealed in unison, 'It's Toothless!!!' That made me smile :)

  • w_fam 4y

    This cake s EPIC. I had tears in my eyes when I saw Toothless! He's PERFECT! My son Logan will be 3 in March and he LOVES this movie and LOVES Toothless. Thank you for showing how you made him.
  • WhishingOnAsTar! 4y

    Hello this is spectacular! could you please tell me where can I find this black icing for the cake? I desperately need a gragon like this in LA
  • talansmom 4y

    Is there anyway you can contact me on making and shipping this cake for me for my sons first bday? My emails
  • Jscherf89 4y

    How did you make the wings? and how much time did it take you to make "toothless" and the cake all together?
  • Jscherf89 4y

    What kind of wire did you use?
  • Marguerite Nico 4y

    This is awesome!!! My nearly 16 year old wants a Toothless cake. This is wonderful!!
  • Thrift Store Dragon 4y

    I love this! Such a sweet cake. :D

  • Katherine Krishnaratna 4y

    Your modelling skills are amazing! You're inspiring me to keep trying.
  • mcbean19 3y

    Oh my! My daughter would just LOVE this cake!!! It's beautiful, and Toothless is perfect!!
  • sandishlechat 3y

    My favorite movie caracter, wonderfull job !
  • nania212 3y

    Dear Rouvelee
    My newphew will turn 4 next month and he have been asking me to make The Toothless cake for him. I googled and found out your work. It was amazing!!!!

    Thank you for sharing how you made it.

    I will learn from it.

    You're welcome!
  • nania212 3y

    Dear Rouvelee,
    I made the cake and was very happy with the result. My nephew was very happy too. Thank you once again.

    Nan :)

    You're welcome! I'm glad your nephew was happy :)
  • Waterlotus16 3y

    This is the best Toothless cake I've seen. It actually looks like him! Love it.

    Thank you!
  • Lydia Scarborough 3y

    How did you get the texture for the moss? This is a beautiful cake!!! My son want one just like it lol...unfortunately I'm not this creative!
  • verovioleta 2y

    it´s like that !!!!amazing me encanto!!!!!!!!!
    voy a probar, Im going to try to do it to my 2 years old boy that love that movie!!!!!
    it´s an art work!!!!! congratulations!!!!!!
  • sapphi19 2y

    I'm turning 28 this year and I'd still squeal like a 8 year old (and probably as loud as several 8 year olds) if this cake showed up on my birthday. LOVE TOOTHLESS! :)
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