Kristi is a mother of two and a co-op school teacher. On the website Schooled In Love, she posted how she made a an epic cake for her son when he moved from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Here's how she did it.
The other component of making the head and tail of the snake is Rice Krispy Treat mix. She said that "A good mix for this is 3 tablespoons butter (melted over low heat), 4 cups mini marshmallows (melted with butter over low heat), and 6 cups of crispy rice cereal. You’ll need 2 batches for this cake."
Using the rest of the Rice Krispie Treat mix, sculpt a tail that looks like this. In addition, she says to use a little extra mix to connect the pieces of cake to each other. Now it's ready for the final step in preparation.
Kristi transformed this from a series of cakes into a cobra by applying tons of icing. Kristi said, "To cover this cake with buttercream icing, I used a total of 10 lbs of powdered sugar, 10 tablespoons of butter-flavored extract, 10 tablespoons of vanilla extract, and 10 cups of shortening." And with that, it was done!
Kristi acknowledged that something with the cake wasn't 100% accurate. " I do know that cobras don’t have stripes, and that they’re mostly solid," she said. "But I was making a cake for a bunch of little boys, and I thought stripes would break it up a little."
One person wondered how she managed to get the cake to its final destination. Kristi said she got it there because the cake fit into their van. But if that's not an option for you, it might be best to take all the cake components to the party separately and assemble it there, if possible.