I've decided how to try to make the legs/tip of the tail with the candy melts. I'm going to cut out cardboard in the shape I want, then put the cardboard on aluminum foil and fold the foil up to make sort of a mold. Then take out the cardboard and pour in the melted candy. I can try that lots of times until I get the shape I want, and make it ahead of time so I'm not too stressed on Friday (when the rest of the cake should be made). The slight crinkle to the foil might give the legs a neat scaly effect, too.
I think I'm going to try that tomorrow. I'm thinking to make legs, the tip of the tail, and maybe a tongue/flame. We'll see about that last. I think my dragon will have a mostly closed mouth, to make this a little less stressful.
Can you just spray down the bundt pan with cooking spray, like Pam, or does it definitely work better to butter it and then dust it with flour? I used to use the butter/flour for greasing pans for cakes when I was a kid, but as an adult I've just used cooking spray and generally had good luck. But that's not with a bundt pan.
I'll definitely try to make extra icing just in case! I have tons of confectioner's sugar and butter, so I could make lots and lots if I needed to. I suppose in a pinch I could use that instead of the candy melts for scales. I hope it works!
I'll take some pictures, sure.
I took some pictures tonight of the little panda bears with M&Ms in them and the contents of the goody bags, and I need to take a picture of some of the other games and activities I made. Still trying to figure out how exactly to work the chopsticks game.