Cake Artist Carolina Montoya shows us how to make a super fun zebra cake in under half an hour!
Animal prints seem to always be in fashion. This season, dress up your next homemade cake in zebra stripes! It’s easy, enjoyable and will definitely make an impression. Plus all you need is fondant, piping gel and a small brush.
Obviously, any cake will be made ten times more exciting by decorating it in safari-themed appliqué. For an eye-catching surprise when you cut it open, try using a chocolate-vanilla marble cake for the base.
To get started on your zebra cake:
- Cover your cake in a simple white fondant. Draping is the best way to go to avoid any seams on the rounded edge.
- Roll your black fondant as thin as possible without it becoming transparent, 1/32 of an inch to be precise.
- Cut the stripes with a sharp knife as randomly as possible, with pointed ends.
- Apply a small amount of piping gel to the cake using a brush where you will place the stripe.
- Place the stripe on the piping gel and smooth it to the cake.
- Use a reference photo of a zebra for inspiration.
- Put the unused fondant back into its bag when you’re not using it so it doesn’t dry up.
- Keeping the fondant stripes thin will make it taste better, and make the cake design look more like a print.
For a multi-tiered cake, consider combining the black and white stripes with cheetah print, leopard spots, or a simple chocolate drip tier. To add a splash of color to a single-tiered cake, try placing some sugar flowers on the cake board. Perhaps a desert rose would be appropriate!
What’s your favorite animal print to use in cake designs? Share your ideas in the comments section!