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How to I make a zebra print on buttercream?

post #1 of 23
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In Dec/early Jan I need to do a cake that will be zebra print on bottom 12 in square. It cannot be fondant because I have a child allergic to gelatin which is in fondant. Which could cause an anaphylactic shock if I use it.

So I need to figure out how to do the zebra print on the buttercream. I'm thinking FBCT or just piping in the black and smoothing it out. I don't have airbrush so that wouldn't work.

I thought I'd come to the experts to see what you would do.
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post #2 of 23
Use edible image strips!!!
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post #4 of 23
I've done them with Rolled Buttercream.
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post #5 of 23
I am pretty sure not all fondants have gelatin in them. I just glanced at my Fondx bucket and it doesn't have gelatin listed as an ingredient (unless I missed it).
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post #6 of 23
You could make marshmallow fondant that has no gelatin in it. Rhonda's Ultimate MMF recipe on this site is my FAVORITE!
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post #7 of 23
Rhonda's MMF is the best!!!!!
post #8 of 23
This may be a silly question, but aren't edible images printed on a "gelatin-like" strips/sheets? I may be mistaken, just wondering.
post #9 of 23
I once had a cake order for coconut covered cake, which seemed a simple cake which I don't like to do, so what I did is covered the cake with BC then covered with the shredded coconut flakes then I used black fondant to make the zebra stripes, then I brushed the stripes with piping gel and sprinkled with black edible glitter, this made the stripes stand out over all that coconut flakes, finally I topped the cake with a hot pink bow and it looked amazing. And best of all I had a very happy customer!!
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Scarlets-Cakes

You could make marshmallow fondant that has no gelatin in it. Rhonda's Ultimate MMF recipe on this site is my FAVORITE!



Marshmallows contain gelatin so that isn't an option.
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post #12 of 23
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1861703


Zebra stripes and flowers done in Rolled Buttercream.
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post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks I may try rolled buttercream. Fondx says it is kosher which would mean no pork by products. My DD is severely allergic to pork and it's by products including gelatin.
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post #14 of 23
If your rolled buttercream doesn't work - you could always do a very nicely piped job in buttercream~

Black icing - (available in wilton tubes)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OhrjKAMmC0o/TGb1JVFzThI/AAAAAAAAAwk/z7DgDAipxzs/s1600/IMG_4540.JPG

http://wonderlandbakery.com/images/product/web%2026%20zebra%20round%20cake2009_03_07_07_05_24.jpg
post #15 of 23
Chocolate?
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