Zebra Stripes

Decorating By debilou68 Updated 23 Apr 2009 , 6:58pm by cylstrial

debilou68 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 7:49pm
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Hi,eveyone,, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the easiest or best way to do zebra stripes . It'll be on the middle layer of a 3 tier cake. Any advice would be soooo welcome.. Thanks

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jardot22 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 8:24pm
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Ooo I would love tips on this as well - I'll be doing some zebra stripes for the first time in a couple weeks.

2txmedics Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 10:01pm
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I did mine for the very first time saturday of last week...I did a tinker bell cake...I did alot of research on it before I did it...I airbrushed mine on.

I made the stencil myself with my exacto knife, and a plain white piece of paper. hope this helps.

I know others do it in butter cream, by just tracing it out on the cake witha tiny tip, and then filling it, others by doing a b/c transfer and others with fondant strips...good luck and post it!!!!

its in my photos..did a hanna montana guitar and did the zebra print side ways also.

FlourPots Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:03pm
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Check out this fantastic video tutorial: http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page49.htm

andysprite Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:07pm
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I just took my pizza cutter and cut random stripes and slapped 'em on my cake (pic in my album). But, I'm a newbie. I'm sure somebody else has a better way. lol

messy_chef Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andysprite

I just took my pizza cutter and cut random stripes and slapped 'em on my cake (pic in my album). But, I'm a newbie. I'm sure somebody else has a better way. lol




I do this, too.

lchris Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by messy_chef

Quote:
Originally Posted by andysprite

I just took my pizza cutter and cut random stripes and slapped 'em on my cake (pic in my album). But, I'm a newbie. I'm sure somebody else has a better way. lol



I do this, too.





That's the way I did mine!!

JILBRY Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:39pm
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I'm glad I saw this thread. I'm doing a zebra striped cake in a few weeks. Thanks FlourPots for that link.

jdelaney81 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:29am
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The great thing about zebra stripes is that they are not straight uniform lines. I did mine in buttercream and freehanded them with the icing. I looked at a picture and winged it. I outlined it , filled it in, then smoothed it with a decorators brush dipped in hot water. Here is a pic.
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jdelaney81 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:35am
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For some reason I couldn't get the pic to show up. (Not sure if it is just my computer or what.) So here is the link just in case.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1327449

Bellatheball Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 1:51am
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lisa_mae Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 2:01am
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i used food coloring and lemon juice with a flat paint brush to paint on the mmf
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1341947

lfcrt Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 4:40am
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The girl that won one of the food channel comps used the "cut and stick" method. she rolled her fondant then used piping gel and covered it with sugar sprinkles then cut it into zebra stripes. She also used this method on the baby shower cake challange.

SweetSweetCreations Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 4:54am
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I did mine freehand with a pizza cutter also. It was the first time I did stripes, it was so easy.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1332667.html[/url]

jardot22 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:22pm
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On this video tutorial that flourPots posted: http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page49.htm, would it not mess up the fondant that wasn't going to be covered in the stripes to just wet the whole cake down with water? It seemed like she put a lot of water all over that fondant, but i'm pretty new at this, so forgive me if it's a silly question LOL.

cylstrial Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 6:58pm
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Everybody made such cute zebra stripes! I'll get around to it one day!

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