My coworker made me a topsy turvy stand and I would like to try it for my daughter's 15th birthday cake. I was thinking of doing a cake w/ zebra stripes but she likes chocolate cake w/ chocolate icing. Would zebra stripes look weird on chocolate? Would it be better if I did the zebra pattern but maybe in a color on chocolate? Any suggestions appreciated!
what about yellow stripes on chocolate icing? Like a tiger print??
How about torting the cake so it has lots of layers of chocolate icing inside. Then, you can decorate the outside black and white.
Could you make the zebra stripes out of white chocolate or white fondant? It could be a brown zebra with white stripes. You could also add a bit of black food coloring to the chocolate frosting to make it black. I don't know if she is a fan of pink and glitter but pink and brown are a very hot thing right now. You could do pink glitter stripes! Let us know how it turns out!
If you're using fondant, maybe you could try some white chocolate fondant for the base and some brown chocolate fondant coloured black for the stripes?
Or for buttercream, I like mamakassts' idea: Pink glitter stripes on Chocolate!
for any chocolate icing you want to look black, start with Hershey's special dark cocoa powder. A friend of mine does, and w/o even adding any black food coloring, she gets a fabulously dark black-looking icing. If you didn't think it was quite black enough, at least you'd only need a little black coloring, rather than a lot if you started w/ plain white icing, and so you wouldn't have to deal with such a bitter, chemically taste.
Here's a link to a couple of posts on her blog about it with pictures:
Pink and brown look great together too.