I have a zebra wedding cake to do, and haven
t a clue where to start........ any suggestions???? thanks a ton
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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)
you rock caralee!!!!! I totally understand what you're saying, nice drawing!
thanks KHalstead i think my cakes look much better than my drawings lol
that was great caralee! great visual... thanks!
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!
no problem!! don't let the zebra intimidate!! u can do it
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
Thanks for sharing that picture caralee! I've had trouble doing zebra stripes before. IVY...that's simple to remember!
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
Will you please share how you use the zebra stencil? I looked at your cakes, your zebra print is beautiful!