Zebra Cake

Decorating By chris93chris93 Updated 22 Mar 2010 , 8:58pm by donnan

chris93chris93 Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 10:03pm
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I have a zebra wedding cake to do, and haven
t a clue where to start........ any suggestions???? thanks a ton

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Texas_Rose Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 10:04pm
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Is it fondant or buttercream? You can paint zebra stipes on fondant pretty easily. I used a fine-tipped paintbrush and americolor super black when I did it.

chris93chris93 Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 10:18pm
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Yes it is fondant, just painting the stripes on? what happens when my cake gets condensation ??? I am going to do a trail one, very BIG wedding, kinda scared

Wnt2BACakeStar Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 7:41pm
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I rolled out some fondant that I colored black well it actually came out a deep purple lol and free handed the shapes. I thought they came out pretty well actually. Once cut out I painted them black with food coloring gel mixed with vanilla extract. Then I put them on the cake. You can look in my pics for the zebra tier I did if you'd like.

Frankyola Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:07pm
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Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJoGKtopx3o&NR=1

I hope this can help you thumbs_up.gif

Frankyola Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:08pm
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Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJoGKtopx3o&NR=1

I hope this can help you thumbs_up.gif

DetailsByDawn Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:23pm
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I love the flush zebra effect. You roll out and cut out a bunch of zebra stripes from black fondant. Once you have all your stripes ready, roll out your white fondant. Place the black stripes all over the white fondant, then roll one last time to blend the stripes into the background. My favourite zebra cakes are done like this - what a cool effect.

greengyrl26 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:25pm
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I love the designer stencils & they have a great one for zebra. It's what I used in both zebra cake photos in my gallery. I get requests for them all the time. Here's a link to purchase the stencil:

caraleecupcake Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 9:04pm
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I think it looks a lot cleaner if you cut the stripes out of fondant. When I learned how to make zebra stripes I think of the letters l, V and Y. Then freehand cut them with a cutter make them like wavy bubble letters. This sounds kinda weird, so I attached a picture of what I mean.... Then you alternate some upside down. You can fill in gaps with small wavy l's. Hope it helps/makes sense)

KHalstead Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 9:19pm
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you rock caralee!!!!! I totally understand what you're saying, nice drawing!

caraleecupcake Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 9:30pm
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thanks KHalstead icon_smile.gif i think my cakes look much better than my drawings lol

cakiemommie Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:32am
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that was great caralee! great visual... thanks!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:41am
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Ditto on the thanks to caralee!!! I'm doing a zebra next month and was trying to psych myself out about the stripes! You may have just pulled my hiney out of the fire! icon_smile.gif

caraleecupcake Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:46am
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no problem!! don't let the zebra intimidate!! u can do it icon_biggrin.gif

halleyec Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 5:36am
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I would have a look at this tutorial by MysticalMischief on youtube


I gave it a go, it was really easy and i was pretty happy with the end result

KathysCC Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 6:16am
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Thanks for sharing that picture caralee! I've had trouble doing zebra stripes before. IVY...that's simple to remember! icon_biggrin.gif

Melons1976 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:04pm
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I did a Zebra cake as the animals head. Covered with white icing and then added black zebra stripes that were cut free hand. I followed the pattern from another cake picutre.

Here is the link to my Zebra

tame Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:14pm
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donnan Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 8:58pm
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Will you please share how you use the zebra stencil? I looked at your cakes, your zebra print is beautiful!

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