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Cakes that Don’t look like Cake No: #1: Albino Burmese Python

Yes, yes….it’s a cake. Serious! You can come closer. This Albino Burmese Python confection is pretty harmless and in fact, is delicious too. Probably the most realistic python cake you will ever see in your life, this cake was designed by Francesca Pitcher of North Star Cakes for her six year old’s birthday party. Her daughter requested something spooky for her birthday cake and Francesca was so inspired by their visit to the zoo, she made a cake out of the reptiles she saw.

 

The snake in its natural environment?
The snake in its natural environment?

 

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).

 

Let’s get up close and personal shall we?
Let’s get up close and personal shall we?

 

Observe the bed of dirt and dried leaves the snake is resting on. The realism is spot on.
Observe the bed of dirt and dried leaves the snake is resting on. The realism is spot on.

 

Another Snake Cake

Here’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)

 

She won’ t bite. But you will. You will sink your teeth into Marilyn’s sweet double. (Pic: Dakota Thyme)
She won’ t bite. But you will. You will sink your teeth into Marilyn’s sweet double. (Pic: Dakota Thyme)

 

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

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