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Topic: Zebra
pastelitos 03/19/2010 12:27 AM
I want to make a fondant cake that has zebra stripes but I have no clue on how to do it. Any and all suggestions are welcomed.
Thank you.
cakesbychrystal 03/19/2010 12:41 AM
The zebra stripes are free formed cut pieces of fondant. I use a pastry cutter (mini pizza wheel) to make my zebra stripes. I roll out my fondant to the desired thickness and just cut. It helps me to look at a picture of a zebra print cake, but once u get going and start putting the stripes on your cake, your eyes will tell you what shape needs to go where and how to cut...hope that makes sense

Oh, if you don't think you can cut free hand, you could also make several stripe templates and use those.

I love zebra print cakes I've done several and it's so fun!

Good luck!
trplaaries 03/19/2010 1:55 AM
A zebra print is just a freelance stripe. Don't worry about a perfect line because that'll take away from the naturalness of it..but make sure it ends with a point, like no square ends. I would do as (cakesbychrystal) says and use a template. Just look-up online and trace or print on paper..there u have it. Hope it helps.
pastelitos 03/19/2010 5:37 PM
Thanks for the help. Once I try it I will post a picture of it.
sweetgrandma 03/19/2010 5:53 PM
It's very easy to do ....not too many ways to mess it up. Just lay your fondent out, roll it pretty thin, and cut. They're fun to make and there's so many ways to do them...and they all look good. Do a Search for some zebra striped cakes and see what I mean.