I made this homemade zebra print gift wrap cake for my niece’s 3rd b-day because her mom loves animal print and hot pink and black together. I got this cake idea from this site but I used a round pan instead of square.
I made a vanilla cake batter and added crushed Oreos coated in flour to the batter then baked. I made homemade buttercream and divided in half. I crushed Oreos very finely and added to 1/2 of the frosting and covered the cake. I let the cake set in the fridge for an hour and then frosted the cake again in smooth buttercream.
I covered the cake in homemade marshmallow fondant. I then colored some marshmallow fondant black and using a fondant cutter, I free-handed the zebra stripes and placed on the cake after laying water lightly on the back of each stripe. Be careful to use a damp paint brush because too much water will cause the black color to run and it will look green on the cake!
I then colored some more fondant hot pick and made my strips and curls for the bow and let dry in the fridge. I made the balls for trim. I forgot that I needed frosting to attach the bow and ball trim so I used butter in a frosting bag with the tip cut off and placed a very small amount of butter around the bottom of the cake and then a blob of butter on top for the bow.
The homemade zebra print gift wrap cake tasted great with the Oreos and was a big hit!