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.
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.
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.
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?
Use americolor ( or Wilton, if you must!) to paint the prints. Don't use regular food color- totally different!
Wilton Gels mixed with a little vodka does the trick for me.... some use lemon extract too.
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
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!
or vanilla extract, we all have that in our cupboards.
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(: