The ultimate girly-girl cake! The inside of the Pink Zebra Cake is chocolate cake with peanut butter cup filling (Whip together: 1 c. creamy peanut butter, 1 stick room temp. margarine, 2 c. powdered sugar, 2 T. milk). Then I lightly iced the outside of each tier with buttercream.
I prepared the bottom for stacked construction using 4 dowel rods. Cover each tier with pink fondant. I brushed the entire cake with pink pearl dust to make it glitter. Cut out flowers of each color, then lightly roll them with the rolling pin to smush the two colors together. Make a "sandwich" of flower, fondant adhesive, wire, flower and let dry overnight.
Meanwhile, cut zebra stripes out of black fondant and use fondant adhesive (watered down mushy fondant applied with a brush) to back of each stripe and press onto side of cake. Stack the little cake on top. Roll pink and black balls and alternate them for border. Dip each ball into a little bit of water first. Insert a flower spike into the center of the top tier and push fondant down inside of it.
By the way, the wires were 18 gauge florist wire just bent by hand. Lastly, push wires into spike. Voila!
This was for a 18th birthday. I do not know how to make fondant so the stripes are made with candy melts. So was the initial. Melt in a decorator bag and cut a very small hole, the tips I had were too big and without the tip the bag could be reheated in the microwave if the chocolate started to harden. I made lots of stripes on wax paper. I printedzebra print images off the computer, place wax paper over the top and trace. Let cool, I did mine in the frig. Make extra in case of breakage. I like doing my letters this way, as a beginner redo's are easier than erasing icing from the cake. The layers are just 2 regular sheet cakes, the 2nd cut into square and turned diagonal. I had problems with keeping the pink out of the white, I was told to do the white last in the future. Not bad for a beginner. The birthday girl liked it.
I am a wanna-be baker who loves to make cakes! This idea came from a request from a Mom for her daughter's 21st Birthday. She liked zebra stripes, who doesn't, and the number 21.
Instead of just writing on the cake, I cut out the numbers. I then lightly frosted the numbers and covered with homemade fondant. Next, I colored enough fondant for the stripes. Lastly, I put co-ordinating black/white ribbon around the bottom to give it a finished look.
Don't forget to cover your cake board for extra effect! I used bright pink tissue, some of the ribbon, and clear cello to cover. It must have been a hit at the party cause I got another order yesterday!!
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I made this Zebra print cake from a 9" double layer round cake covered in marshmallow fondant. A cake order that I had for a little girl's birthday.
The zebra stripes are chocolate marshmallow fondant. It's easier for it to actually color it black without adding to much food coloring. The beads around is just fondant rolled in to little balls and stuck on with butter cream. The top is just circle cut-outs in different sizes.
The customer loved it which of course made me very happy.