My friend's son, Hudson, wanted a snake cake for his birthday. His request? That it be blue and orange and the insides be red like blood. Sounds fun! Although I was a little nervous. I bake for myself and family but never for anyone else. This is so important - HUDSON'S BIRTHDAY CAKE. Take a deep breath!!!
I started by baking two vanilla bundt cakes. I used a whole bottle of red gel food coloring and the cakes still weren't as red as I would have liked. But red enough, next time I will get more food coloring! I used a cake tester to make sure the cakes were done. When the tester comes out clean the cake is done.
Then I cut the cake into halfs and carved out the snake head and tail using a serrated knife.
I frosted the snake in buttercream frosting. I "glued" the pieces of snake together with buttercream and also put buttercream on the bottom of the snake so he would stick to the cake board. I wanted to make sure he didn't move!
I used a tip #10 to pipe dots all over the snake. Once the buttercream hardened I used my finger to smooth the dots and give it a more scale like look. Two yellow M&Ms for the eyes. I used an Americolor edible pen to draw in pupils. His tongue was a piece of red licorice carved by my husband! Our snake made it to the party in once piece and I think he was a big hit!