Scarface Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 8:06pm
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How do I do zebra print from fondant? Does anyone have a template they use?

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cakebaker1957 Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 8:13pm
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Take a look at my pics theres 2 one is black and white the other is pink and white , You can either color white fondant or buy the Wilton kind , thats what i did, sometimes black is hard to get and you have to make it ahead of time so it will get darker, Does this make sense?? You roll out your fondant not real thin and i took a sharp knife and started cutting them out different sizes and lenght, Hope this helps, Then i put it on BC icing are you doing a fondant cake??

ApplegumKitchen Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 8:23pm
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Elaine Thomas (UK) has a great tutorial - here is the link

http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page49.htm

laidbackluvvie Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:04am
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what a great site by elaine thomas thanks for the link

KoryAK Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:26am
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I like to paint the stripes in black airbrush color - super easy!

sleeper713 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:29am
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I have two zebra stripe cakes in my pics... one is black and white, one is black and lime-green. Both were done using the tutorial on Elaine Thomas' site... works great!

jhay Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:31am
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Ditto on the painting as opposed to cutting out fondant pieces. I mix Americolor black with either vodka or clear vanilla (so that it dries faster)

Works like a charm. I attatched one that I did.
LL

madgeowens Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 3:37am
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I painted mine.....but I have only tried it that way.
LL

AngiZ74 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:30pm
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I just used a pizza cutter to cut random stripes out of black fondant. It was easy and quick!!!
LL

Lyns082608 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:51pm

I just did a zebra wedding cake for a friend! I have done it using black Satin Ice fondant and also coloring chocolate Bakels fondant black (pretty easy). Both were attached to white fondant. I just rolled out the black fondant and randomly cut it with an xacto knife.
(Sorry, I tried attaching a picture but my computer is being difficult...the wedding cake is in my pictures though!) thumbs_up.gif

greengyrl26 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 2:00pm

Designer stencils also has an awesome zebra stencil that makes it very easy. And, this design is more realistic than a lot of zebra cakes that I've seen.
Here's a link: http://www.designerstencils.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DS&Product_Code=C452&Category_Code=

Hope that helps! icon_biggrin.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 7:46pm

I painted mine too, because I wanted the bow to match.

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It's easier than you think it would be...when we see black lines on a white cake we automatically think zebra...and the design doesn't have to match perfectly all the way around.

greengyrl26 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 7:49pm
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I painted mine too, because I wanted the bow to match.




When you say "painted"...do you mean with an airbrush? Or painted with black gel coloring and a regular brush? Did you cut out the fondant strips, then paint? TIA!

Texas_Rose Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I painted mine too, because I wanted the bow to match.



When you say "painted"...do you mean with an airbrush? Or painted with black gel coloring and a regular brush? Did you cut out the fondant strips, then paint? TIA!




I painted with a paintbrush and Americolor super black, thinned with a bit of vodka. I painted black stripes onto white fondant. When I made the bow, I used gumpaste, let it dry completely, assembled it and let it harden, then painted the stripes on. I considered using a black marker but I think it would have taken a lot longer.

thecakeprincess Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 8:08pm

Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Uniqueask Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 8:11pm

Thanks for the tutorial link, Great looking cakes ladies.

madgeowens Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 3:33am

I painted the stripes with a paint brush right out of black gel bottle. I printed out a couple pics of zebras from the computer and then tried to paint those on the cake. hth

icingimages Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 2:43am

Another method shown by Julie bashore is to take black and weight fondant. Split in half, twist together and roll it out. You will get a very blended random file. Unrelated fact, I went through a safari park and a zebra came up and licked my elbow!!!! It was wild to see one up so close, they are beautiful creatures!

LateBloomer Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 7:20am

I also found the Elaine Thomas videos to be very helpful. I just substituted her solid lines with wobbly W's. This worked well because I used the off-cuts as well.
LL

cakelass Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 8:16am

Yes I painted mine as well. Super quick.

kerik Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 3:51am

Can you only paint on fondant or can you paint on crusted buttercream too?

sophie011 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 1:41am

What did you guys that painted on the zebra strips use? Could I just use watered down food coloring?

bates123 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 2:06am

I really don't like the stripes that look like worms or leeches on cakes. I really like the tutorial mentioned earlier. I think the thing to keep in mind is that every stripe needs to have at least one end that is connected to the base of the cake or under another tier. (If that makes sense.) In other words, it shouldn't look like a worm crawled up the cake. I like wide stripes and Vs or Ws. The look nice. Just google zebra stripes and look at real ones.

Cutevanu88 Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 11:48am

Thanks for the tutorial link!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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