cakemaker34 Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 6:44am
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Hey, im new to decorating cakes, and i need to help.
one of my friends wants me to make them a cake with fondant and zebra stripes. ive worked with fondant before but on a square cake. Im not really sure how to go about putting fondant on a round cake. and im not really good with zebra stripes. Can anyone give me some tips?

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Sweetcakes23 Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 7:03am
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Trust me, if you can cover a square cake in fondant then you'll have no trouble doing a round cake. Getting the corners smooth on a square cake is much harder. Just smooth it out at top first, and keep lifting and smoothing till all the wrinkles are out. Not much different than a square.
I've done a few zebra ones, I just freehand them, but I find I get much nicer affect when i put fondant through a pasta machine. That make it real thin and consistant.

FlourPots Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 7:15pm
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Here's a 2-part video tutorial: http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page49.htm

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 7:32pm
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Great tutorial Flourpots! icon_biggrin.gif

FlourPots Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 7:43pm
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Oh she's wonderful...I recently purchased her DVD to make a bear and a bunny: http://www.creativecelebrationcakes.co.uk/page32.htm

LOVE it so much!!

DeezTreatz Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 11:52pm
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Hey!

Putting fondant on a round cake is much easier then a square cake - so you'll be fine!
Tons of tutorials on youtube too!

My first fondant cake was a zebra cake - it's in my photos on the second page with the teal bow!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1730465

All I did was roll out my white fondant - (Make sure it's big enough to cover the cake)
I then took black fondant and rolled it between my hands in almost a worm shape lol (Best to describe it) All different sizes
I placed the black worm shaped stripes on top of my fondant - and rolled it into the white fondant - and placed it on my cake!
EZ PZ! icon_smile.gif

megg5 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 12:10am
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I just did my first zebra cake! I thought it turned out really nice!! I didnt want to take any big risks...so i took an easy route! I covered my cake in white fondant then hand cut out pieces of black fondant!! It was really easy to do..plus you could take a step back and look at it...and move pieces if it doesnt look the way you want it to!! take a look its in my photos!

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