Eeeek!! Help!

Decorating By lil_baker_13 Updated 15 Feb 2010 , 11:50pm by lil_baker_13

lil_baker_13 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:26pm
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okay so for my friends birthday she wants me to make her a 3 tiered cake. Ther botton layer will be pink zebra print, the second will be blue and green vertical stripes. and the top with be pink leopard.

Im freaking out over it. I have never done a cake this complex but i want to do it cause it will be good practice and i know i can do it. So could any of you help me out?

I don't know what measurements to do, if i want it to just be small. Also how should i draw the prints? Should i pipe or paint or what? if you need a better idea of the cake i drew a sketch so let me know if you want me to put it up.
Thank you!!

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JanH Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 10:36pm
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Wilton has charts which give the servings by cake pan size and shape..

It's found under baking time and batter amounts:

Zebra print birthday cakes:

Leopard print birthday cakes:

Vertical stripes birthday cakes:

Seeing what the techniques look like on these cakes will probably help you understand how they were created. When you've decided on what you want and need more help, just post again. icon_smile.gif


SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 10:45pm
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You can do an 8" bottom, 6" middle, and 4" top tier. that will feed around 35 people. zebra and stipes I would do out of fondant. Leopard print may be easier to paint on.

lil_baker_13 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 10:47pm
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thank you! i have a good idea now of what I'm doing. If i paint the prints with food coloring tho would i dilute it with some water?

idgalpal Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 11:00pm
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Use americolor ( or Wilton, if you must!) to paint the prints. Don't use regular food color- totally different!

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 11:05pm
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Wilton Gels mixed with a little vodka does the trick for me.... some use lemon extract too.

lil_baker_13 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 11:26pm
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oh i know lol i was going to use wilton! haha anything other than vodka? Im 14 and there is no alcohol in my house lol

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 11:37pm
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Well, I guess then using vodka is out of the question lol... use lemon extract.
Good luck! Wish I had found my talent at 14!

paulstonia Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 11:45pm
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or vanilla extract, we all have that in our cupboards.

lil_baker_13 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 11:50pm
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mkay thanks!

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli - lol that's what everyone says when they find out my age. i gesss im just lucky. Its my dream to own my own cake shop(:

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