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No-bake snake cake

  • 0:30 Prep

Ingredients

  • 2 x 250g packets sponge rollettes (see note)

Icing

  • 300g butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Decorations

  • Yellow and green food colouring
  • Yellow and green Smarties (for eyes and scales)
  • Small piece liquorice (for eyes and nostrils)
  • 1 red jelly snake (for tongue)

Equipment

  • 40cm x 55cm cake board

Method

  • 1
    Make icing: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat ingredients together for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Arrange 8 rollettes on board to form a snake shape. Trim 2 rollettes and position as head and tail (see notes for technique picture).
  • 3
    Use trimming from head and tail and remaining rollettes to fill in the gaps (see notes for technique picture).
  • 4
    Colour icing yellow, then gradually add green colouring to get a lime green colour. Set aside 1/8 teaspoon icing. Spread remaining icing over cake (see main picture).
  • 5
    Set aside 2 yellow Smarties for eyes. Arrange remaining Smarties over cake. Cut 2 small strips from liquorice. Use reserved icing to stick a liquorice strip onto each reserved Smartie. Place onto cake to form eyes. Cut 2 tiny dots from liquorice to make nostrils. Place onto cake. Cut jelly snake into a forked tongue shape. Place onto cake.

Source: taste.com.au

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