I did a search before I posted this and couldn't find anything so I need your help. Can you help this poor newbie out...
How do you add the zebra stripes into the fondant. Do you add them on after you place the fondant on the cake or do you roll them in?
My 13 yo dd wants a cake like her friend had for her party in June and so I am starting to look into this..
Thanks for any and all help!!
I have seen it done both ways, so I guess it would be whatever is more comfy for you. Personally I would add them after the cake was covered as you have more control of placement and how many stripes.
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I just did one of these for the first time. I rolled my fondant, then laid the strips and rolled it into the fondant lightly. I learned a couple of things...if you do it this way, make sure you make your black strips a little wide. (practice with a small piece to figure out what you want). Also, the black tends to dry quickly and will look cracked. If I did it again, I would work shortening into my black before I rolled it out and cut it. Also, you can roll and cut out your black strips, and I covered them with a ziplock baggie that I had cut open so I could slip them in. This way when I got ready to place them, they weren't all dried out. I loved the look of it pressed into the fondant. Hope this helps. I haven't uploaded my pics of this cake yet.
I put my black stripes on after I put the fondant on. I also moisten the back with a little water to make them stick better. Just make sure you place them where you want them. Black color shows up if you have to move them. I have a couple of my zebra cakes in my photos. One of them I actually made for a 13 year old girl.
Yep - you can do it either way. Here's what I've learned - - - you get a cleaner look if you roll them into your fondant before covering your cake, but you have to be careful because they can tear where the 2 colors meet (I like to roll my fondant super thin - - - this probably wouldn't be an issue if I had it a little thicker). Here's a cake I did this way (you can see a bit of the tearing on the giraffe print).
I've also added the stripes to a covered cake. Doing it this way you have more control of the placement of the stripes, but then you also have raised portions on your cake where the stripes are. So just roll your black very thin to minimize this you you'd be fine.
I love the tutorials by mystical mischief (this one in 2 parts):