Francesca says the cake is made out of 6 sponge cakes, white chocolate fondant and a special dye that was applied to make the skin replicate the distinctive markings of the Amelanistic Burmese python. She says she spent three days studying pictures of the python before embarking on the cake. (Pics BNPS, + info curated from foodiggity.com and The Mirror, UK).
Another Snake CakeHere’s another Snake Cake for those fascinated with snake cakes. This one was a Mother’s Day cake made for South Dakota’s Reptile Gardens as a celebration of the special day some time back.
The cake was made by Dakota Thyme Restaurant & Deli. Looking alert and slithery, it is actually 40lbs of white velvet cake, 20lbs of fondant, 10lbs of Italian buttercream, 10lbs of lemon curd, and 2lbs of marzipan. Oh, and the cake is the spitting image (pun intended) of Marilyn, the 12ft, 150lb Albino Burmese Python who is a resident of Reptile Garden. (Pic Dakota Thyme and info via Reptiles Magazine)
Snake Cakes are pretty popular these days. Why? Because they are quite easy to make (at least according to the tutorials) and you’ll get your guests to throw a hissy fit when you present it, which is the whole point of making the cake. (So, go wow’em gurls!)
Here are two tutorials on making Snake Cakes that maybe you want to try. It seems there are many ways to skin a snake. Hisssssssss.
Burmese Python Snake Cake
Albino Burmese Snake Cake