So Game of Thrones is pretty much my favorite show in the history of ever. Everyone is waiting with much anticipation for the premiere of season 6 which will air Sunday night at 9pm on HBO.
Since I can’t contain my excitement any longer, I decided to create my very own edible dragon eggs in preparation for the premiere.
I took inspiration from Pinterest and upon realizing the complexity of many of the tutorials, I decided to grab my favorite cake recipe and create my own (much simpler) GoT dragon eggs.
First, I baked the cake like you normally would do.
Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cake
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 2/3 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mayonnaise (That’s the secret ingredient! I know it sounds gross but it actually makes it moister and it tastes 10x better)
- 1 1/3 cups water
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
- In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
- Beat in mayonnaise at low speed until blended.
- Alternately beat in flour mixture with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour into prepared pans
- Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Source: The Kansas City Star
If you don’t particularly like this recipe (which I totally understand! I was very skeptical at first too), you can use another or you can just cut open a box of cake mix and boom! Cake.
While those are baking, we can prepare the frosting!
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 5½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon heavy cream or milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
*The color die and decorating tips/bags will be used later on when we frost the dragon eggs.*
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Beat until creamy and smooth.
- Add more powdered sugar for a stiffer frosting if needed.
- Add more milk if too stiff.
Source: Chef In Training
Once your cakes are done, the fun begins. Now, I didn’t want to make huge eggs so I just used one cake for the eggs and the other I made like a regular cake.
If you are throwing a Game of Thrones party, you probably will want to use both cakes. You’ll also probably need to make extra frosting too.
Creating the Dragon Eggs:
- Separate a good portion of your frosting into three bowls.
- Since these are Game of Thrones dragon eggs, you’ll need three food dye colors: red for Drogon, green for Rhaegal, and yellow for Viserion.
- Add the colors to the individual bowls and mix well. I added some cocoa powder to each of the bowls to darken them. I accidentally added too much to the yellow and as a result, it was more of a caramel color. But it works out okay because Viserion is more of a caramel color anyway.
- Once the frosting is done, tear apart the cakes and put them into a medium bowl.
- Add the rest of the frosting to the bowl and mix well. This allows you to be able to mold the cake into egg shapes. Which is the next step shown below.
- Next, funnel the colored frosting into three different decorating bags. I used decorating tips on the end to help control the flow of the frosting.
- Starting at the bottom, create ‘V’ shapes with the frosting to give the look of dragon scales. Once they were finished, I sprinkled some cocoa powder on them for aesthetic purposes.
And that’s it!
If you’re like me and still can’t get enough Game of Thrones, you can add your face to the Hall of Faces by visiting thehalloffaces.com! Here’s my face in the hall.