Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Snake Cake!!

This is the second Snake Cake I've made.  I made this today for my little guy who is turning four, and I made it two years ago, for my other little guy who turned 4 back then.  :)  This is so easy to make- you just make a pound cake in a bundt pan, cut it in half, and arrange the halves in an "S" shape.  Then you frost everything, cover the thing with some round candies to look like big dots, use a fruit roll-up or fruit by the foot for your tongue, and you're all set!  For much better directions, head to the Family Fun website, where I got this idea in the first place. 

For the cake itself, I used my fave pound cake recipe, and used a plain bundt pan (meaning a non-fancy bundt pan) to bake it in.  I took some of the batter and made a tiny, 4-inch cake with it that I later let my boys decorate together using peanut butter M&M's.  I used a simple butter frosting recipe, that's not really a recipe at all.  This amount of frosting was enough to frost this snake cake the the tiny little cake, too.
Butter Frosting

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temp
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2-4 tablespoons milk, or to taste
4-5 cups powdered sugar
gel food coloring, optional

1.  With an electric mixer, cream the butter, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar until combined and smooth.  Add more or less milk and powdered sugar to get the consistency you want.  Add food coloring slowly until the frosting is tinted as desired. 
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1 comment:

Sonya said...

Adorable cake and a happy birthday to your little guy : )