Python Cake...how??

Decorating By BakerzJoy Updated 5 Jul 2015 , 3:47pm by BakerzJoy

BakerzJoy Posted 3 Jul 2015 , 1:52pm
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I was asked to do a python cake in August. I'm sure I can do it, I just need a few pointers.

What is the impression on the snake and do they hand paint the skin?

Anyone done one before??

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julia1812 Posted 3 Jul 2015 , 3:36pm
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I've done three snake cakes before. For the skin I used a stiff plastic mash we use here to put in front of the window to keep mosquitos out. I placed it on my rolled out fondant and impressed the design with a rolling pin. It got stretched a bit when I lifted the fondant onto the cake which made it look even more real. I then hand painted the pattern  on.

julia1812 Posted 3 Jul 2015 , 3:43pm
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julia1812 Posted 3 Jul 2015 , 3:43pm
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Maybe that video can help you?

FrostedMoon Posted 4 Jul 2015 , 4:18am
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I've used  the mesh from produce bags, like what oranges come in.  I did sterilize it with food safe bleach though.  I'm a bit paranoid like that.  ;)

julia1812 Posted 4 Jul 2015 , 4:26am
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Quote by @FrostedMoon on 5 minutes ago

I've used  the mesh from produce bags, like what oranges come in.  I did sterilize it with food safe bleach though.  I'm a bit paranoid like that.  ;)

 

Oops...good point!

I didn't even feel the need to mention that the mesh has to be CLEAN. Of course I didn't rip mine off the window, lol! Just wanna be clear here...I bought a NEW one and CLEANED it before I used it ;)

Eva2 Posted 5 Jul 2015 , 1:41am
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Also used mesh from an onion bag. It worked great!!! Than I hand painted.

BakerzJoy Posted 5 Jul 2015 , 3:47pm
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These are all great ideas. Thank you guys so much. I have looked at a few videos on how to carve it and I think I'll be ok. I can't wait to do this.

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