Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is such a cute Idea for Halloween or a reptile themed birthday party. I made one for halloween! I have not included the time it takes to make the cakes.
- 2 10 inch bundt cake (any flavor you like)
- 2 (16 ounce) cans white frosting
- food coloring
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 red fruit roll-ups or 1 fruit leather
- assorted decorative candies
- You will also need: 1 40x20 cake board covered in foil or paper Cut each bundt cake in half, NOT horizontally, vertically.
- Position pieces end to end to make a serpentine shape (like an"S" on it's side) Set it on the cake board with a little bit of frosting as the glue.
- Tint your frosting whatever color you'd like your snake to be.
- I did a green color.
- Frost entire length of cake with the colored frosting, frosting halfway down the sides.
- If you do the whole thing you'll need another can or two of frosting.
- Place the chocolate chips in a zip bag.
- Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) power for 20 to 30 seconds.
- Mush the bag a bit and microwave 20 more seconds on medium power until chocolate is melted.
- Clip the corner of the bag and use it to make a diamond pattern along the snake's back.
- cut the fruit roll-up into a strip that has a forked tongue shape on the end and set under one end of the cake Decorate the eyes and nostrils with the candies (I use M&M's).
This was an excellent start for my 5 year old daughter's "snake" themed party. She asked for fruit on it though (see photo), so I did a homemade whipped cream frosting and we decorated it with kiwi, mango, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. The rattle and the tongue were made from strawberries. The head was shaped out of part of one of the cakes, just cut into a triangle-ish shape. It was a huge hit!
I am a high school science teacher and made (a slightly different) version of this cake for my after school club. It was a big hit! I piped buttercream icing in 3 colors to make stripes, and used red hots for the eyes and "twizzlers" for the tongue. (See photo). I was so excited to get to work that I forgot to cover the cardboard with foil (oops)...