I am doing a cake in about a week that will have some zebra stripes on it and I am wondering from those of you who have done them, is it easier to paint the white fondant with black coloring or to make the stripes out of fondant and place those on the cake?
I prefer to cut them from fondant just because i can get a good clean line that way. My freehand is not that great. The pic I have on here has fondant zebra stripes. I tried to pipe some on a mini cake I made recently and it just was not as clean and pretty to me, but like I said my freehand skills are not great. HTH
I color my fondant black then cut out the stripes and slightly dampen the back of each stripe, blot any excess off and place it on the cake. Don't wet it too much or it will run.
I like to cut the stripes out of fondant as well. If you paint them on, when they eat it, the "paint" really stains. It doesn't seem to be as bad if it is black fondant. I have one in my photos if you wanna see it. Good luck!