mystsparkle Posted 30 Jul 2012 , 6:24pm

Hi all. I have a request to duplicate these cupcakes:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2356841/childrens-birthday-cakes

i see how she used a onsie cutter which i can buy, and she explains how she makes the 'tutu' look...but the lady wants me to make them pink w/ pink tutu with zebra stripes... I dont think laying fondant stripes on these ruffles would look right...any ideas how i can get a zebra look?

thanks!

4 replies
Momof5kiddos Posted 1 Aug 2012 , 8:36pm

the only way i can see getting the zebra print is to make a fondant ruffle

pusskin Posted 2 Aug 2012 , 7:57am

I'm not sure if it will give the look you want but it is possible to get good stripes by painting neat colour onto the inside of the bag. I would suggest that you experiment with some spare icing and see if it is possible to get a result you are happy with otherwise it may be that you could paint the zebra stripes on using a brush rather than piping them on.

Hope this is of some help

Yours
Puss

Relznik Posted 2 Aug 2012 , 8:36am

You could use fondant/gumpaste and do something along these lines

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/904523/ballerina-cupcake

I made these ages ago. You could make the pattern on the paste and then frill the edges. It might give a similar effect to the one you're after?

Suzanne x

mystsparkle Posted 2 Aug 2012 , 1:11pm

thank you all for your responses! i ended up offering to do the actual leotards w/ zebra stripes...and the ruffles solid colors! icon_smile.gif and she was okay with that. i got worried for nothing!

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