I had a request from my friend's husband to make her a birthday cake for her 28th birthday. I had no idea of what to make for a 28 year old. So I did some web surfing and came up with this homemade zebra print birthday cake. I used two 8in. and two 12in. round cake pans.
I crumb coated for the first time and that made it so much easier to put the two 8in together and the two 12in together. I heard that fondant doesn't taste good, so I decided to go with marshmallow fondant (now that is good). I made the bow out of MF and painted it with edible silver glitter. Then I put some black food coloring in the left over of fondant and made the zebra stripes.
I had a lot of fun making this homemade zebra print birthday cake and trying new things (teaching myself). Everyone loved it and now I get requests from family and friends all the time.
This Zebra Print Cake Design was for my granddaughter's 8th birthday. She saw several online that she liked parts of but not the whole cake. We took the parts we liked and built this one.
We started with three cake that were marbled with vanilla and dark chocolate cake mix. We then cover all three with white fondant. The trick was to do the designs before putting it together, Stripes were just black fondant. Cheetah spots were make by rolling pink fondant in a long log and then adding another layer of black fondant around it. Chill and then slice and press. Balls were also rolled fondant stuck on with buttercream frosting.
We had to add dowels and and a piece of cardboard in between layers to keep it from collapsing and to keep it stable we sharpen a small dowel and ran it down through the middle. Her mom made the top with feathers and beads. She loved it!
I decided to try making a cake with fondant for my aunts 74th birthday. I did a 2 tier chocolate/white cake using 8" and 6" pans. I made 4 cakes total 2 chocolate in each size and 2 white in each size. I then used a cake leveler to level the tops and cut each cake in half. I alternated layers of chocolate cream cheese frosting white buttercream frosting to make each tier 4 layers. I then froze the cakes to make it easier to cover. Covered each tier in buttercream then rolled out my fondant and placed it over each tier. I then smoothed out the fondant and put the tiers back in the fridge. I used colored fondant and just made wiggly lines for zebra stripes and used fondat cutters to make the flowers. I used water to adhere the decorations to the cake and then finally dusted it lightly with pearl dust.
I made this homemade zebra print cake for a friend’s pre-teen daughter. It is a strawberry cake with cream cheese icing and marshmallow fondant. The base layer is two 10” round cakes (each pan required 1 cake mix) and the top is 2 9” round cakes (1 cake mix split between the two pans). I spread cream cheese icing between each layer and a thin coat under the fondant.
I covered the entire cake in white fondant, cut fondant tinted with black coloring for the stripes and fondant colored with lime green dye for the ribbon. This cake required 2 batches of fondant - about 1 and 1/2 for the white covering, and about 1/4 batch for the black stripes and the remaining 1/4 for the ribbon. I used left over icing, colored with more lime green dye, for the wording.