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Nelson's Snake Cake

My good friend Joy takes great pleasure in assigning me the theme to her boy's birthday cakes.  She swears she doesn't bribe them, but I'm not sure if I believe her.  Nevertheless, Nelson's asked for a snake cake, and a snake cake he got.

Nelson is quite versed in his knowledge of reptilia, so I thought it would be better to make up my own snake rather than try to replicate one.  I did give him fangs and nostrils with a snake tongue.  I used my doughnut cake pans to make the snake.  For once I was grateful not to have to cover the guy in fondant.  It was a pain in the ass to get into the curves with a knife to put the icing on.  Joy will be happy to read that. :)  It's okay, I'm kicking her butt in Scramble.

This was my first time have to piece a cake together.  I avoid 3D cakes as much as possible but I am pleased with the result.  I think the birthday boy was pleased too.

Hope you had a fantastic day Nelson!


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