|KLOTZ FAMILY RECIPES: FRIENDS|
How on earth did this set find its way into Grace's file? This is a way to use up stale cake to make decorative molded dessert—yeah, I know, who has stale cake in this family? You can use any shape you want. This is Dragon's Tail because it was meant for a medieval feast. From my days in the Society for Creative Anachronism at Michigan State U. Ellen is Ellen the Fair, aka Elaine Ferris. Gillian d'Uriel is me.
Crumble a stale cake.
Moisten with fruit juice, water or liqueur until the crumbs stick together well enough to be molded (1–2 cup liquid).
Mold to desired shape.
Ice with butter icing.
A good, solid icing helps hold the mess together.
Shape as desired and ice.
Did I really use that much? The card actually says, "1–2 tsp each." It will be a fierce dragon!
Moisten with equal parts
Obviously from my younger days. Today, I would use some less sweet liqueur that would stand up to spice without tasting like toothpaste.
Shape into a curled tail. Ice with green icing.
Source: Grace's recipe file