I cannot believe I actually agreed to make this cake! This was for a surprise party and the guy hated snakes – however I made sure the cake was irresistible in flavor! It was vanilla cake with almond butter cream! It looked so real that my dog barked at it! I took 3 round cakes and carved away – it took several attempts to get the shape I was looking for. The head is made out of rice krispie treats and the eyes were black fondant.
After covering the carved cake in buttercream icing I then covered it with yellow fondant. To get the scales on the snake I simply used an onion sack while the fondant was rolled out flat. Then I air brushed with gold and browns. This definitely was a conversation piece and I wished I could have seen his face when he first laid eyes on it! Don’t be afraid to look at it close up – it was delicious