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Saturday, February 26, 2011

DIY :: Homebaked Snake Cake

Well, what do you think?

I know, that much green frosting is a little disturbing. But he's a happy snake.

The directions looked pretty easy so I upped my game a bit by following this recipe instead of going with the cake-in-a-box.

FYI - I couldn't find green frosting so I mixed food coloring into vanilla. I also couldn't find the candy for the tongue so I just cut a marshmallow in half and used more food coloring.

I'm not sure it tasted as good as it looked. The recipe was meant for a 2-layer cake. Snake directions required baking in a bundt cake pan, which took longer and I think made it a little dry. It didn't slow down the eating much though.

It was nice to have a little something that I could do for my boy to make his birthday even more special. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate Henry's birthday. Two great parties! Such a loved little boy.

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At February 26, 2011 at 11:49 PM , Anonymous Karen said...

Looks great ---and yummy! And it certainly looks good on Henry!

At February 27, 2011 at 7:49 AM , Anonymous Nikki B said...

Awesome! Looking at the pic of all the ingredients....I've never made a cake that called for wine in the recipe... : )

At February 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Yes, that is my secret ingredient!

At February 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Nikki B said...

Funny...I use the same secret ingredient in all my recipes too.

At February 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Susanna said...

Looks like more clapping from Henry--glad he's had so much attention. Love the cool green snake cake :) Good job sis!

At February 27, 2011 at 4:53 PM , Anonymous Mark G said...

What a great party! It was fun to see the cake come together. Was a bit skeptical at first...but now have complete faith in my Ace of Cakes. What's up for the big celebrations in September? I'd like a superhero cake, please.

At February 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM , Anonymous Angela Steyn said...

Hi there Stephanie,

I'm Angela from Mama & The Monkey and I'm doing the BYW course with you. You have a gorgeous blog and I'm your newest follower! Can I just say how impressed I am with your cake snake... wow, that takes some serious dedication!

Pop on over and say hi when you get the chance


At February 28, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Anonymous Maria S. said...

i loved the cake!!!! It was so cute and yummy too. Do I see "Stephanie's Oven Creations" in future yellow pages? My birthday is in January, in case you need winter bakery projects ;)

At March 23, 2011 at 11:56 PM , Blogger Ambika said...

Cuuuute :) I found your entry on Paisley Passions, glad I did. Such a pretty cake you've made, Henry must've been one happie chappie :)

At March 24, 2011 at 1:16 AM , Blogger Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Handmade really does take the cake. Henry is one lucky lil boy!

If you have a moment, I'd love for you to share this with my readers: Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma. Hope to see you there!

At March 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so awesome! Good job! New follower from Thrilling Thurs! If you'd like,

At March 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope you can make it back this week {party opens wed. night @ 8pm CST}

At March 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM , Blogger greeneyesco said...

What a great cake!

Glad I stopped by on Blog Hop Tuesday


At April 22, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger ~Rosanne said...

The snake cake looks great!

At April 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Jenn Erickson said...

It came out absolutely adorable!! It looks like it was delicious as well.



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