My niece is a huge reptile and animal lover, but her favorite are snakes. The last two years in a row she has asked for a snake cake for her birthday. This is last years snake. I cut it out in the snake shape of a 9x13 cake. I sprayed green icing around the bottom of the snake for the "grass", iced the snake with light chocolate icing, then piped on the design with darker chocolate icing. For the eyes I used brown M-n-M's and the tongue was made out of a piece of twisty red licorice.