Quick & Easy

Snaky jim

snaky jim
2 Item


Butter cream (1 quantity)


1.Preheat moderate oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
2.Grease 22cm savarin pan. Make cake according to directions on packet, divide mixture between prepared pans. Bake about 20 minutes. Stand cake in pans 5 minutes; turn onto wire racks to cool.
3.Using a serrated knife, cut half of one cake in half at an angle, not cutting through base, reserve cake piece for snake’s head.
4.Using picture as a guide, cut out snake’s head from reserved cake piece.
5.To make the butter cream. Beat the butter (and any flavouring if using) in a small bowl with an electric beater until the butter is as white as possible. (This will result in a whiter buttercream which will give you better results if colouring it). Gradually beat in half of the sifted icing sugar, then the milk, then the remaining sifted icing sugar. Beat until the butter cream is smooth and spreadable. Keep scraping down the side of the bowl during beating.
6.Tint butter cream with lemon yellow colouring, spread all cake pieces with butter cream.
7.Assemble cake on board, with the various cake pieces topping one another.
8.Using scissors, cut Roll-ups into even-sized diamond shapes.
9.Decorate snake with diamonds, alternating the different colours.
10.Using black decorating gel, make snake-eye slit shapes on M&M’s for pupils, position eyes on snake. Place tongue in position. Using piping gel, pipe nostrils and mouth.

his sensuous curves are easily achieved with simple savarin pans Cut half of one cake in half at an angle without cutting through the base; reserve for the snake’s head. Position butter cream-covered cakes on cake board, with the snake’s head peeking through. Cut even-sized diamond shapes from Roll-ups using kitchen scissors. Place diamond-shaped Roll-ups along the snake’s back, alternating colours.


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