How the snake cake was made
Eric was carved vanilla madeira sponge cake which was then covered in sugarpaste, each scale individually imprinted, his skin handpainted and each scale highlighted before receiving his shiny coat.
Being a corn snake I made him a bed of soil amongst the withered leaves and stems of the corn plantation.
Cake International Gold Medal!
This cake was made as an entry for the sculpted novelty cake competition at CAKE international, and I’m delighted to sssssay he won a Gold award.
The reaction of the onlookers was varied to say the least; some couldn’t bear to go near him as he seemed too real while others wanted to take countless photo’s, one thing’s for sure - he certainly made his presence felt.
On the radio!
A few weeks after winning I was interviewed on a BBC Coventry and Warwickshire radio show. The video below is of that interview.