Snake Cake…

This terms homework was all about jungle animals and with three choices given we decided on baking a cake! So here is the how we did it!

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Ingredients 

125g Caster Sugar

125g Softened Butter

125g Self Raising Flour

3 Eggs

1 tbs Baking Powder

50g Cocoa Powder

6 Tubes of Smarties

1 Tub of Pre-Made Chocolate Icing {shop bought}

Coconut {I used half a pack but depending what size you will be covering}

Icing Sugar { a few spoonfuls}

Green Food Colouring

Jellied Worms/Snakes

Round tin with a whole in it, or the number zero

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Method

  1. Beat the sugar and butter till smooth
  2. Add the flour and eggs to the mixture and beat till a smooth batter
  3. Add the baking and cocoa powder and mix till all combined
  4. Lightly grease the tin and pour in the mixture
  5. Bake in the oven on 170ªc {Fan} for 20 to 25 minutes
  6. Leave on a cooling rack till cooled
  7. Cut the cake in half and place on a cake board to make the “snake shape” {I curved the head and pointed the tail, but soon realised I preferred the tail curved and the head pointed}
  8. Once cooled {do not put the icing on to the cake when warm!} spread the icing, a thick layer is enough
  9. For the decoration, pour the smarties out in to a bowl and apply in a line to create the scales, 3 across the body should be sufficient, continue till you have covered the whole top from tail to head {work from the tail end so you get a slant effect, it won’t really work if you work from head to tail}
  10. Once covered I got to white chocolate buttons and with a touch of icing glued two smarties to make the eyes
  11. For the grass effect, I poured half a pack of coconut into a bowl and added green food dye to get a perfect grassy colour
  12. I pasted the board with icing sugar {I made it quite thick} and the poured the coconut over so it stuck to the icing layer
  13. I added some wriggly snake sweets for extra effect!

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