And did she deliver! The name of her son’s troop was the Cobra Den, so she decided to bake and decorate a cake that looked like a cobra. And she did—but she went way above and beyond. She got up at 5:00 in the morning, baked five separate Bundt cakes, and arranged them to create a six-foot-long slithering snake cake.
With the cake put together, it was time for the frosting, which she also made herself. But she didn’t spread the frosting on the cake—she covered the whole thing with tiny piped stars of buttercream icing. She got three friends to help her with this part, joking that she’d “still be piping stars today” if it weren’t for them! In addition to covering the edible snake with light and dark blue frosting stars, she piped green stars around it too, giving the illusion that the snake was slithering through the grass. The finished product (almost) looks too amazing to eat! Here are some other seriously cool cakes for kids, and their recipes.