In yesterday's blog I showed one aspect of creating the right milieu for a cake. This one is far more emphatic.
After hearing my stories about our friendly and not so friendly (our son, Jaakko, mercifully survived a deadly snake bite of a krait) encounters with snakes in India, Samu asked for a snake as a birthday cake.
I created it without a problem.
It was a combination of my hill (mound) cake into which I created the snake grotto. The hill and grotto entrance can be seen in the first photo. More intricate details of what I created from sweets, as the butterflies, and other decorations can be seen in the pictures.
|Global view of the snake entering the grotto|
|As presented to the audience with the snake in the shrubbery.|
However, the third picture shows how it was presented to the audience with the green shrubbery carefully placed in the vicinity to create a beautiful very natural appearance of a snake moving into its grotto.
The reception was one of awe when those present saw this snake in its very natural setting. A sight to be remembered for a lifetime.