I am looking for a template for zebra, giraffe, and tiger stripes that I could use. Thanks!
I havent seen any templates like this but I am sure they are out there. You'll probably find most people do them free hand. Find a picture on google of the animal print you want and imitate it by hand. Nature is varied so having stripes/panels are sizes and shapes just adds the natural look.
Check out the pink tier cake in my gallery, the bottom zebra strips were freehand and i think it worked quite well!
The are also great videos on youtube (particuarly Mystical Mischief), who shows this technique really well:
Thanks Sam! I am not good at free hand but I will give it my best shot. Thanks again!
The good think about the animal spots/strips is they aren't perfect. They do vary, and that adds to the realistic look.
I don't like free handing either, but when I did my zebra striped cake I realized I was spending so much time looking up strips to find a template to use that I could have had them already done and over with if i just pulled out the fondant and went with it.
Thanks TexasSugar! You are right. I have been obessing with finding and printing a template that I could just free hand. Also can the stripes be done ahead of time or should I do them the day the cake is due? Thanks!
For me, if it is a decoration that I need to bend, like over the edge then I roll it out and cut it then put it directly on the cake. I've seen people talk about doing it ahead of time and sealing them in a plastic bag, but I have never done that myself.