Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Snake Bake

MINOT, N.D. - Some would say baking a cake is easy, but what if you could make a cake in any shape you want? In this week's don't buy it, until we try it I try a product that claims you can.

Some would say baking a round cake is boring, but what if you could make a heart-shaped cake with just a simple tool? That's where the snake bake comes in, you can mold your cake in any way you want. However, I had to see if it's claims were true so I headed over to Oh Nyla cake designs to test it out.

First we had to make the batter then create the shape of cake we wanted.. and we went with a heart.
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"love from the oven! Yes, I make all my cakes with love," said Nyla Stromberg, owner of Oh, Nyla Cake Designs.

The snake bakes are made of a material that is flexible.

"it's definitely silicone, silicone is very popular for making molds and making things in the baking industry now...so you can do lots and lots of things with silicone," said Stromberg.

Once we poured the batter, the bans starting moving.

"It kind of moved a bit after putting in the batter and it didn't hold its shape as I would have liked it to do," said Stromberg.

Then we through it into the oven. After about 25 minutes the cake was done and it was a heart shape...sort of.

"So did it work okay? Yeah kind of but when you're as a perfectionist as I am myself, the cake pan is probably a better idea for me and of course I would probably choose to sculpt a cake rather than use the snake bans," said Stromberg.

Making this product not as sweet as we hoped.

"It's a cool idea but for in my situation I would probably say thumbs down just because I want it to stay exactly where I want it other than that I think the concept is a cool idea, if you support it I think that there's things that you can do with it to make it work and do different things but I'll probably do a thumbs down," said Stromberg.

Stromberg says she will make any designs you'd like, just give her a call at 852-0215.