I only make 4 cakes a year, my 2 kids and my best friend’s 2 kids. But I love it! I would do more but it takes a ridiculous amount of time, my hat goes off to all those cake designers who do this on a daily basis. I saw the beautiful Albino anaconda cake that was going around on Face Book last year an thought that would be fun. I tried to convince my 6 year old to have a snake party…no luck.
Then my godchild Rylie said he was having a snake party with real snakes! yipeeeeee, here was my chance. I decided to make mine green, more like a tree snake. I made 2 cakes, the one was round and the other I crumbled up and mixed with butter icing so that I could shape it around the round cake. At this point the cake look terrible and very unappetizing (like a giant cow patty). I covered it with green fondant. Made the head and tail separately. I painted the color on and then to create the scales I used my kids netted swimming bag. I pressed it against the slightly damp sticky icing and brushed over it with the color powders I had been painting with. This made the cake POP!
I arrived early at the party and placed it in the garden so that when the birthday boy arrived he thought it was real.