Zebra Stripe Cake, But Customer Doesn't Want Fondant

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JanineCash Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 12:03am
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Any suggestions on how to make a clean looking zebra stripe without using fondant? My customer wants buttercream , but I'm not suure as to how to et the black zebra strips smooth.

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 12:29am
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I would ask if they would be okay with using a buttercream base, but just make the stripes out of fondant.

If that's a no go, then I would probably suggest using a writing tip to make strip outlines, fill them in with a #10 tip, then smooth over it with a Viva paper towel after it has crusted over. Might not get perfectly smooth, but considering what they asked for, I think it would turn out alright.

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Rylan Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:53am
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I'd stencil it.

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CookieGirl Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:12am
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I'd pipe the black zebra stripes out of black buttercream onto plastic sheets and freeze them ...like a frozen butercream transfer, then attach while still frozen, bending some of them over the edges as they slowly thaw. icon_biggrin.gif

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Parable Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:18am
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Originally Posted by CookieGirl

I'd pipe the black zebra stripes out of black buttercream onto plastic sheets and freeze them ...like a frozen butercream transfer, then attach while still frozen, bending some of them over the edges as they slowly thaw. icon_biggrin.gif




I second this suggestion

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Parable Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CookieGirl

I'd pipe the black zebra stripes out of black buttercream onto plastic sheets and freeze them ...like a frozen butercream transfer, then attach while still frozen, bending some of them over the edges as they slowly thaw. icon_biggrin.gif




I second this suggestion icon_biggrin.gif

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