I made this cute Zebra Stripes Birthday Cake for unit four in 4-H. Start by using one 9 by 13 pan and two 9” round pans cake flavor of your choice. Next make a double batch of butter cream frosting. Make a little less than half of your frosting white; a little less than half any colors of your choice (this will be used for the stripe I used purple) then die the last bit of frosting green if you want to make a green boarder to ascent your cake. You will also need black frosting for the nose and eyes of your zebra. I would suggest just buying a black frosting tube from you local grocery store. Cut out the head, ears, body, and legs, from the above cakes. It helps to draw your cake on a piece of paper then lay the drawing on you cake as you cut it out.
After cutting all the pieces out place them together using a small portion of your frosting to make sure each peace sticks. I out lined important features in black such as around the ears and eyes with a #3 writing tip. Now fill in the rest of the zebra’s body and stripes with butter cream frosting using star tip # 18. Use black frosting for the eyes and nostrils. If you need to flatten the eyes and nostrils use corn starch on the tip of your figure and press them down gently. You can now use your green frosting to make the boarder you desire.
Other ideas you can try. You could use fondant or cake paper for the nose if you are looking for a smoother look. You could also try to make a tail with tip #233.
This Zebra Print Birthday Cake was for a teen's surprise party. It is a strawberry cake mix with Big Red added as part of the liquid. It has a homemade cream cheese filling. The fondant is homemade marshmallow fondant.
To get the black parts dark enough we made chocolate fondant and then dyed it with the black gel coloring. They day before we put it together my mother-in-law took small strips of the black and wrapped them around straws to make the little curly ribbons. I rolled out the purple and cut the stripes as I put them on with a little water.
For the "bow" I put a blob of frosting on the cake and put the ribbon curls in it. I used the Wilton star cutter set to make the center. I used the same cutters on the other side as well. We used the Wilton letter cutters for the name and "14".
We put the cake in the fridge for about an hour before delivery to keep the filling fresh. It served a dual purpose of sweating the fondant and giving it a shiny look. Overall it was a pretty easy cake to make and assemble. I wish we had rolled out the purple for the stripes a few hours ahead of time to let it firm up.
This is a cake I made for my daughter's 11th birthday! I have been making cakes for some time now - I'm actually in the process of trying to find ideas for her 14th birthday cake! I have been making cakes since she was three but have just started working with fondant in the last three years. This was actually my first cake with fondant.
On this cake I used a 9" circle pan for the base and a 6" for the top. They are both two layers with yellow cake. I just used a Pillsbury box cake. I haven't been too successful in scratch cakes, but I'm working on it.
The fondant is Wilton's. My first experience with fondant was Wilton's rolled fondant in white - and I learned quick! This is difficult because you have to color it and that was a challenge. I graduated from the white to colored wilton fondant and I have been making my own for the last year with marshmallow and powdered sugar. It's very easy!