Making A Zebra Pattern

Decorating By mamajenks62 Updated 27 Dec 2010 , 8:31pm by oakleygirl77

mamajenks62 Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 6:14pm
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My question is how do you go about making the zebra pattern on a cake using the fondant do you cut out the strips or do you air brush them on my granddaughter wants this on her birthday cake and i'm stumped any help is greatly needed thanks

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 6:59pm
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I cut the fondant in strips, it makes it neater. Airbrushing can be done but I am not that great at it and I would get spray under the stencil. LOL

amyoungbl00d5 Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 7:01pm
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It can be done both ways. Some people even hand paint them on..I prefer cutting them out myself. Good Luck! icon_biggrin.gif

michel30014 Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 7:21pm
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I actually did both. I cut the strips in angles from black fondant and then laid them on paper towels and used the Wilton black spray. Let air dry just enough to be able to move them without smudging and put in air tight container till I was ready to put on the cake. The reason I put them in the air tight container is because I needed them a bit soft and bendable enough to lay over and beyond the cake edge. Once I was ready, I laid the strips on the cake. See my cake for an example.

I hope this helps you!! Good luck! icon_wink.gif

sarkee Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 7:37pm
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I have done several zebra and I cut mine. Very easy! No rhyme or reason to the stripes, just roll out fondant and start making strips ( I use a pizza cutter and vary the angles).

Buttercream_warrior Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 7:37pm
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i always just cut them out free hand with fondant and put it on buttercream..or fondant on top of fondant and i color the zebra pattern black or if the client wants the zebra print another color i just do it the way they want.heres one of my zebra cakes..i hope it helps!!

Buttercream_warrior Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 7:45pm
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sorry..i did the last one

icer101 Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 7:58pm
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hi, here is a tutorial on

oakleygirl77 Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 8:31pm
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I roll out the black fondant pretty thin and then start cutting in random strips.

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