Zebra Print Cake

Decorating By cajungirl Updated 5 Feb 2009 , 12:54am by Rocketgirl899

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cajungirl Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:25am
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I have seen some really cute cakes with Zebra print on them. Any suggestions on making the print - are you just free-hand cutting the zebra print? icon_biggrin.gif

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cylstrial Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:08pm
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I'm interested in making a zebra print cake myself. From what I can tell, I think they are just free-hand prints. But who knows.. maybe somebody has a pattern out there or something. =o)

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adven68 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:21pm
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I've made a couple with fondant, and there is really nothing easier. I cover the cake in white, and then take black fondant, roll it out into a long rectangle and use my pizza wheel to cut the stripes. I usually cut the pieces thinner at the top and bottoms and maybe a wave in the middle section of each piece. While I am "glueing" on each piece with a dab of water, I keep the rest covered with saran wrap so it doesn't dry out.

Alternately, you can paint it on with black food coloring, using the same idea. The stripes sort of taper at the ends.

Practice on a piece of paper first....you'll get it!

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sugarbees Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:10pm
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How about with buttercream..no one likes fondant around here..what tip would you use to put the black on with?

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lorrieg Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:15pm
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I free hand cut mine. icon_smile.gif

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lgrtaust Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:17pm
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I just saw on sugarcraft.com yesterday zebra print edible images that you can wrap around your cakes. They look pretty neat.

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jessi01 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:20pm
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I;m not sure about BC but I did a purse with zebra print and I just used a small paint brush and free handed the stripes. the good thing is zebra stripes are very forgiving, it's hard to mess them up thumbs_up.gif
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1310139.html

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vcr Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:36pm
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Hi, I posted a picture today of a zebra print in buttercreme, the instructions are below the picture. hope this will help! I try to add picture here

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cylstrial Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 9:04pm
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Hi, I posted a picture today of a zebra print in buttercreme, the instructions are below the picture. hope this will help! I try to add picture here




I just wanted to let you know that neither the instructions or the picture showed up!

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fiddlesticks Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 9:13pm
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cylstrial.. Its in her photos!

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vcr Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 9:20pm
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cylstrial Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

cylstrial.. Its in her photos!




Gotcha thanks!!

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 12:54am
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I did it free hand with a pizza cutter. Then i took an exacto knife and cut out some weird ovals icon_biggrin.gif

BC with fondant stripes and bow icon_biggrin.gif
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