I have never worked with Fondant. I was looking at some pictures of cakes and was wondering how do you make the zebra stripes and letters out of fondant. I want to make a cake for my daughters cheer team and zebra is accessory look.
Most people basically cut random stripes with a pizza cutter and stick it to the cake. To make letters out of fondant, you can purchase cutters or you can cut the fondant out yourself with an exacto knife. I prefer to use gumpaste, fondant/gumpaste mixture or fondant with tylose when you are making letters, that way it keeps it's shape better (especially for the delicate ones).
I haven't used fondant before, but you could probably free-hand cutting the stripes out and letters. Or you could find a template and print it out then use that as a guide to cut them out.
I made my sister a zebra-stripe cake but I didn't use fondant. I just used buttercream. I made an outline of the stripes and filled them in using a star-tip. Fondant looks much better, though.
I havent done much with fondant letters but I think gumpaste would work better for that. as far a zebra stripes, i find them so easy! i just take my little pizza cutter and make random stripe designs lol
I did the freehand method. You can find scrapbook paper in zebra stripes, or fabric, for inspiration.
I wanna thank everyone for their advice.
Here is an awesome video tutorial: http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page49.htm
I've only done one zebra striped and thought it turned out ok! I just rolled out the fondant and used an exacto knife to cut random peices! The pic is in my gallery!