This is my first Instructable, and the very first shaped cake I have ever made! Also, the very first shaped cake I have ever iced, so go easy on my crummy icing skills.
My mum first made this cake about 10 years ago for my late uncles birthday. He died last year, and his birthday is coming up, so I thought this might be a good way to celebrate his memory. Also, it's just so CUTE.
This cake is also much easier to cut into even pieces, if you're too lazy (like me) to cut triangles in a circle cake.
Step 1: What You'll Need
- Any old cake mix. White is best. I was dumb and used chocolate, but it's all I had on hand. (Note: I am allergic to eggs, so all of the cakes I've ever had in the past were crumbly messes that wouldn't stick together. I finally found this mix by Judy's Magic Mixes, and it actually stuck together. Hence, no shaped cakes before.)
- Whatever other ingredients your cake mix requires
- Your favourite icing, store-bought or homemade. White.
- Green food colour (Actually, whatever colour you want. It's your snake.)
- Pull 'n' Peel, or any licorice laces
- Decorating gel
- 2 milk chocolate chips
- Large mixing bowl
- Hand mixer (or mix it yourself. I'm just lazy.)
- Large-ish circle cake pan. Has to be a circle!
- A sharp knife
- A small bowl or something round, about half the circumference of your cake pan
- Cookie sheet or just some flat, portable surface thing
- Wax paper or parchment paper
- ...an oven.