Number 9 cake

You only turn 9 once in your life, so make this cool fire-breathing dragon out of lollies on top of a number 9 cake!

  • 1 hr preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Makes 1
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  • 22 centimetre x 34cm number 9 cake pan
  • 30 centimetre x 40cm rectangular cake board
  • 3 x 340g packets butter cake mix
  • green food colouring
Butter cream
  • 375 gram butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 6 tablespoon milk
  • 12 (total) orange, red and yellow jelly snakes
  • 1 killer python
  • 2 jelly teeth
  • 11 racing cars
  • 1 jaffa
  • 1 lime milk bottles


Number 9 cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease cake pan; line base with baking paper.
  • 2
    Make cakes according to directions on packets. Spread mixture into pan; bake about 50 minutes. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make butter cream; beat butter until white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smooth.
  • 4
    Using a serrated knife, level cake top. Secure cake to the cake board with a little butter cream.
  • 5
    Tint butter cream green; spread over top and sides of cake.
  • 6
    Cut snakes on a diagonal at different lengths. Cut green sections from Killer Python (you will need three pieces). Cut ‘V’ shapes from teeth to make pointy teeth.
  • 7
    Position lollies on cake to form a fire-breathing dragon, as pictured.


Milk bottles, Killer Pythons, snakes, teeth and racing cars can be found in packets of party mix.

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