Not Another Zebra Stripe Cake!

Decorating By tgoodaker Updated 22 Aug 2011 , 10:42pm by nana2me

tgoodaker Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 10:08pm
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LOL! I have to admit I am getting tired of all the requests for zebra stripes. I hand cut mine from black fondant. Does anyone know if you can buy a set of cutters in various sizes of zebra stripes? Sure would make it easier!!

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HeyWife Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:26am
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I hear ya! For 3 months straight that's all I got was requests for hot pink and zebra. At least pick another color!!

zenya Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by tgoodaker

LOL! I have to admit I am getting tired of all the requests for zebra stripes. I hand cut mine from black fondant. Does anyone know if you can buy a set of cutters in various sizes of zebra stripes? Sure would make it easier!!





Lol... So True I have one to make next week but Instead of Pink its Red I sure would love some zebra cutters

Aedans_Cakes Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 12:59am
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You may already know this, but have you tried using a pizza cutter? When I need a lot of zebra strips, I roll out a flat piece of fondant, then slice it up all crazy like with the pizza cutter, then, I just peal off the "stripes" that I like. Its a good quick way to get a bunch of different sizes of thin stripes.

ajwonka Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:16am
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I just got two requests, both with hot pink! What is it with zebra stripes? We're they featured on some cake show or something?

Leikeilana Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:35am
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give us zebra any day we havent got one requests yet, I guess most here in the islands are traditionalists and wont venture to far out. It would freak everyone here. But Iam hoping we can add one zebra to our portfolio.

jewels710 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:39am
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The second you buy a set of cutters, no one will ask for zebra stripes! Murphy's Law!
Darn Murphy...(I cut mine by hand too)!

mommachris Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:45am
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I just got my first request for the hot pink with zebra stripes. I can see how the design can become a favorite of girls trying to do something 'unique' and 'original'.... icon_wink.gif

mommachris

Atomikjen Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by Aedans_Cakes

You may already know this, but have you tried using a pizza cutter? When I need a lot of zebra strips, I roll out a flat piece of fondant, then slice it up all crazy like with the pizza cutter, then, I just peal off the "stripes" that I like. Its a good quick way to get a bunch of different sizes of thin stripes.




i was thinking the same thing!!! I use a pizza cutter for a lot of things. cutting up pancakes/waffles for the kiddos. I also use it to cut massive amounts of crisciki cookies for my family during the holidays. greatest invention ever! icon_wink.gif

boomerangbaker Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:00am
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I bought a zebra stripe stencil at HL, haven't used it yet but I will the next time someone wants zebra stripes, which should be soon!

tgoodaker Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:03am
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Thanks everyone! Glad to hear I'm not alone in the hot pink and zebra stripe world!! I will have to try a pizza cutter. We also use them for pancakes, waffles, and even spaghetti!

jules5000 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:11am
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On Yummyarts.com, Tami Utley did a zebra stripe, leopard print and camel by painting on with gel color and vodka mixed together, but she did say that there were stencils made with those animals' markings. I like the zebra and hot pink, myself and so does my daughter. I know that it would get old if that is all you had been getting orders for though. I would feel that way about anything I think after a while. although I would expect myself to have come up with an efficient way to do it by the time I had done a few and also would expect that my later cakes would be greatly improved on my first ones. I recently did a zebra stripe for a girl who liked purple and green. I did hot purple and hot green(neon) and she loved it. She didn't request the zebra stripes, I just wanted to improve on the last one I did which was some time ago and I really am not sure that I did. It was a going away cake.

tokazodo Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 2:21am
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I use a pizza cutter and when I cut them, I cut in the shape of a very narrow triangle, away from me, and try to make a triangle in the opposite direction towards me. I"m cutting 2 stripes at almost the same time. I do it with a whole strip of fondant about 12 inches X 5 inches.

It goes by very quickly.

HTH

jules5000 Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 12:58am
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I do not understand this CakeCentral thing. I found out about YummyArts.com on Cake central here. Now they blocked the name from my response. If they don't want people finding out about YummyArts.com why did they advertise for it?

southerncross Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 1:16am
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I must say I HATE (well perhaps hate is too strong a word) but I sure dislike doing zebra cakes and I've had a whole summer of them while every 13 year old girl insists on it for her birthday party. I've been stuck with neon green and zebra. Makes me want to puke especially when I see such other very pretty cakes pictured here. I use the pizza cutter to make short work of the zebra.

If I thought the purchase of a specific cutter would stop this craze I would be the first in line to buy it. Ane where did this craze start anyway??? was there some Disney connection??? did the latest pre teen idol (soon to be pole dancing crack smoker) have one featured in the birthday coverage in Tiger Beat?

OK...I'm finished venting.

tgoodaker Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by southerncross

I must say I HATE (well perhaps hate is too strong a word) but I sure dislike doing zebra cakes and I've had a whole summer of them while every 13 year old girl insists on it for her birthday party. I've been stuck with neon green and zebra. Makes me want to puke especially when I see such other very pretty cakes pictured here. I use the pizza cutter to make short work of the zebra.

If I thought the purchase of a specific cutter would stop this craze I would be the first in line to buy it. Ane where did this craze start anyway??? was there some Disney connection??? did the latest pre teen idol (soon to be pole dancing crack smoker) have one featured in the birthday coverage in Tiger Beat?

OK...I'm finished venting.


Haha! I love your vent. Last week I had a request for camo/army guy cup cakes. The mom apologized for ordering something she thought was boring and ugly and I laughed. I said I LOVED doing the camo/army guy cup Ames because it was something other than hot pink and zebra stripe!

tracycakes Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:48am
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I love doing zebra stripe since it looks cute and takes no time at all. i wouldn't buy a cutter since it would take more time that rolling out a thin strip on on the pasta machine and cutting with a pastry cutter.

doramoreno62 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 4:45am
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I've done quite a few myself lately. I find it more challenging that the rest of you because I frost and decorate only with pastry pride. In case you don't know, whipped cream and fondant are not friends! The fondant becomes sticky, drippy and gooey. That being said, has anyone tried the Wilton Sugar Sheets in black? O.M.G. This makes the stripes sooo easy to make! No rolling fondant or gumpaste! Just buy a sheet for 3.99 and you can cut it with regular scissors. And you get a lot of stripes from 1 sheet with no waste. I use them religiously for anything that's calls for stripes!

usmdesigner Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:03pm
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I'm actually doing a lime green with zebra stripes now for this weekend. icon_smile.gif

I saw Buddy do zebra stripes one time (pretty sure he had a pizza cutter?) He was done with them in seconds. I mean, if you think about it, you don't have to be extremely precise anyway. Just go to town on some rolled out fondant and make a point on the end.

QTCakes1 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:12pm
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Pizza cutter is so quick and easy.

m_willford Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:23pm
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My little town is all conservative too. People just want sheet cakes! Boring! I'd love something hot pink and black, like a wedding cake.... doesn't have to be zebra striped.

Everyone loves when I make something neat and out of the box (for this area), it's just that nobody requests it.

usmdesigner Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by m_willford

My little town is all conservative too. People just want sheet cakes! Boring! I'd love something hot pink and black, like a wedding cake.... doesn't have to be zebra striped.

Everyone loves when I make something neat and out of the box (for this area), it's just that nobody requests it.




Most likely due to the fact that they can get a sheet cake for 20 bucks that feeds 15 icon_smile.gif Same for this area I live in as well, lol.

lschmitz05 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 4:32pm
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I love doing zebra cakes! They turn out cute no matter what!

nana2me Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 10:42pm
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Zebra stripes are the next big thing and yes everyone wants them!

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