How Do I Make A Zebra Print With Buttercream

Decorating By cutelove Updated 17 Apr 2011 , 5:29pm by decoratingfool

cutelove Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 9:37pm
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I have a friend that wants a cake with buttercream and she wants It to look like a zebra print any ideas THANK YOU

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lutie Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 9:58pm
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Make the stripes out of fondant and place atop the buttercream

CWR41 Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 11:40pm
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You could pipe the stripes on (draw outline and fill in), then smooth the stripes out with a small angled spatula. Fondant would look better though, if you can talk her in to fondant stripes to peel off.

cutelove Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 11:50pm
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thank you both Ill talk her into taking them off .

calicopurr Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 11:53pm
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Why take them off? I've made two zebra cakes with black fondant and I didn't tell them to take the fondant off. I iced the cake with a white buttercream first, then applied the fondant stripes.

Ummeiko Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 2:37am
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I made my sister's last birthday cake out of buttercream. I just piped stripes on (using chocolate as the base to make black BC), though I imagine fondant would also not be difficult.

Here's mine:
It was my first stacked cake of any kind, and it's not without many flaws. But the stripes are really easy. Just be natural, make each one a little different and not too geometric.

platinumlady Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:00am
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There are stencils that you can use that have the zebra pattern. Here's a link that will show you how to stencil buttercream if you don't already know how.


gramof5 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 3:08am
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You can also paint the stripes directly on the buttercream by using a light touch, a soft brush, and black petal dust mixed with an extract or everclear alcohol. I've done leopard spots on buttercream this way. You ca..n use a stencil or just do it freehand. Th zebra stripe isn't a very complicated pattern. HTH! icon_smile.gif

cutelove Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 11:36pm
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thank you ummeiko I love your cake

MustardSeed Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 1:11am
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What is ever alcohol?

calicopurr Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 2:14am
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Originally Posted by MustardSeed

What is ever alcohol?

MustardSeed Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 5:01pm
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Thanks calicopurr. I would imagine it dries faster than vodka.

decoratingfool Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 5:29pm
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I saw a cake on a website but can't seem to find it now, but they did it with a crusting buttercream, and once it crusted they used a foam roller to make it flush with the rest of the cake, It looked great!!! HTH's

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