Anyway, after several chats with Bron, then I knew what to do. I planned this with my kids. We're going to make a snake and eat it! Ben went goggled and Sarah just didn't know what to say. Perhaps she doesn't even know what a snake is. There's no snake in New Zealand. They know snakes only when we went to the zoo and when they read books.
I baked two gluten-free cakes last night. I ran out of cocoa powder, so I made one white cake and one chocolate cake. The white cake is made from cornflour. Very spongy but lack of moisture as the moisture itself only derived from the eggs, but that's when you want to compare with sponge made from 10 eggs. It is very light as well, so we have to be careful to cut them. I cut the middle of each cake with a top of a lid and ran a sharp knife around it. Then I halved each cake. Arrange them to resemble a snake, with shaping a tail and a head.
When the table was ready, I covered it with a cake silver wrap I bought from a cake decorating supplier. I made the butter cream. I asked the children what color they want. They both said red. I wonder there's something genetic about red. John likes red. You can see our lounge and kitchen is painted Monarch red. Our rooftop, window frames, doors are painted red! However, I tinted a couple of Bordeaux wine red into the icing (it's from the Chef master). I should make it with Christmas red for making the snake red, but I don't have it, so Bordeaux wine red will do. That makes the snake bright pinkish and does not look scary whatsoever!
Then they started to ice. Here and there. Piled on top of each cake. The crumbs are traveling all over the cake. But that's alright, it's been good for a start. They will be disguised by the sprinkles. They just knew what to do.
And we eat it!!
Hope this will give you more ideas to enter Wild Food, hosted by the creative Bron. Check out her blog to find out more about it! There's still plenty of time to send you entry until the end of May.