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How To Make A Snake Number 8 Cake

With Abi Mancktelow

Difficulty Easy

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Find out how Abi made this wild textured curly snake cake, the perfect creepy crawly centrepiece for your birthday celebrations. Once again, another fun number shaped cake video tutorial following on from the series this time showing you how to transform two round sponges into a number 8 cake. Throughout this lesson you will learn how to carve (see template in downloads), how to add texture on the surface of icing using an embossing sheet, how to add depth and colour with edible paints and finally how to bring it all together using chocolate flakes and bourbon biscuits for dirt. For more great ideas on how to decorate number cakes check out our other tutorials below.

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Wool Texture Embossing Sheet

Edible Glaze Spray

14ml Rejuvenator Spirit

Pme Ball Tool

Pme Blade And Shell Tool

25g Pot Of Squires Kitchen Edible Glue

Renshaw Ready To Roll Poppy Red Icing (Sugarpaste)

Renshaw Ready To Roll Jet Black Icing (Sugarpaste)

Sattina Grass Green Sugarpaste

Golden Delight Madeira Cake Mix

700g Tub Of Vanilla Frosting

PME Straight / Flat Blade Palette Knife (9 Inch)

Round Invicta Tin

9 Inch Non-Stick Rolling Pin

White Paint Palette

Black Round Cake Drums

Flat Brush No.5 P18

6 Inch X 9 Inch Clear Cellophane Ziplock Bags

Easyflow Smoother / Polisher

Sugarflair Edible Blossom Tint Dusting Colour In Lime Green

Sugarflair Edible Blossom Tint Dusting Colour In Foliage Green

Sugarflair Edible Blossom Tint Dusting Colour In White

Sugarflair Edible Blossom Tint Dusting Colour In Tangerine

Sugarflair Edible Lustre Dust In Pastel Gold

Carving Knife / Template

2 x 7 Inch Round Cakes

Chocolate Flakes & Bourbon Biscuits - (source locally)

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