Dragon’s Beard Hair

Dragon's Bear Hair

with Danette Kessler
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 1

1. Dragon's Bear Hair

Learn how to make this amazingly realistic hair with Pro Member Danette Kessler. Often referred to as the Dragon’s bear, this technique can be used for a number of realistic hair styles and colours up perfectly.

Danette Kessler

Danette Kessler


    • Danette Kessler

      Sarah- Thank you so much for watching! No I do not have to put anything in the bottom of the tins. I just use a butter knife to slide under on bit of the candy and pop it off. You can also pour it into a heat resistant plastic or silicone cup and just tap them out. You can just apply the dragons beard directly onto the cake with just a little water. Or in this case you can create small fondant panels and layer the candy onto it and the apply the panels to your cake. I hope this helps! 🙂

    • David Brice

      The recipe is:
      2 cups sugar (200g)
      1/4 cup Corn Syrup (75g)
      1/2 teaspoon vinegar
      1 cup of water (236g)

      Bake at 271F / 133C for 10 mins.

  1. Sarah Lee

    What is the best way to stick this to fondant/modelling chocolate etc? Also how durable is it once applied to a cake (particularly for show/competition purposes)?

    • David Brice

      The dragon’s beard is extremely fragile, but if you are sticking to fondant or modelling chocolate you should use a sugar glue (or mix of water and sugar). Make sure that the surface goes tacky first then gently place the dragon’s beard on, which should hold it in place.


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