To get the snake skin texture I used one of those plastic orange bags that your oranges come in. Then I painted it using a little bit of clear vanilla and gel food coloring.
I thought he would never ask for anything other than a Thomas cake. The kids love catching snakes in the yard. He was excited to have a snake cake for his birthday.
6 years? He is getting so big. In just a month our oldest will be 8!! I remember when they were so much younger. I love that they are growing up and the kids they are, but it does make me sad too.