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« on: March 13, 2008 05:41:52 AM »

I made this cake for my sons's first birthday...in December (I'm a little tardy on uploading the pics).  My mom always made super-awesome cakes for me and my siblings, and I wanted to continue the "tradition" for my little guy.  Here's my first shot at it.

I made two chocolate pound cakes in bundt pans, cut them in half, and arranged them to make a snake shape.  I then coated it with TONS of buttercream frosting (I made a double batch) to even out the parts that fell off and such.  Then I cut out circles from green and white fondants with a shot glass.  The green fondant took forever to get to the right colour, and about a quarter of a jar of paste food colouring...for the longest time it looked like a big wad of chewed gum.  ...Anyway, I painted the white circles with luster dust (mixed with strawberry vodka, which definitely gave them an interesting taste); same with the stripes on the tail.  The eyes and tongue are also fondant.

And that's pretty much it.  Pictures!!



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**Inspired by this cake here:  http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/birthday-cake-decorating-idea.html#c11
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008 06:11:33 AM »

 Grin I love the second last picture! That cake must have been very jummy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008 06:49:26 AM »

Mmmm!!! Looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008 06:50:42 AM »

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008 06:56:11 AM »

Aww, he's cute!  Great job on the scales, they look really good!
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008 07:14:22 AM »

Awesome cake, cute son.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008 08:33:53 AM »

I love this! The snake definitely turned out really cute; I think the scales really make it! And it looks soooo yummy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008 09:02:11 AM »

looks like it took a lotta work!!

  i'm guessing it was very yummy too (4th pic)??  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008 10:03:54 AM »

VERY cool....I love it! I've never ventured into the world of fondant...but you made it look very nice!

PS...super cute baby Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008 04:11:22 PM »

this is great!!  Smiley
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