Awesome Homemade Burmese Python Snake Cake

This cake was for my brother in law and he loves reptiles, so I decided to do this Burmese Python snake cake for him.

I used 2 x 7″ cakes and one 10″  and cut holes in the middle. I carved it a little bit to give a round shape. I used a mud cake recipe as it was more easier to work with and just a simple butter cream icing. I covered the fondant in sections and by pressing the fondant with an onion bag to create the snake skin effect. The body is a bit wobbly where I had to raise the cake, If I had to do this again I would use some support.

The head is also made of cake, it was easy to sculpt and I rolled up some cake for the eyes and used a toothpick to create lines and holes for the face. I put toothpicks in the head to the body for support so the head doesn’t fall off, let the cake dry for a bit so the fondant can harden. 

I then used lemon yellow food coloring to paint the snake. It turned out OK for my first snake cake. It was very hard to do and time consuming, if I had to do it again I would make it an easier layout, maybe stack three cakes up making it look like a coiled snake. But overall am happy with the way it turned out.