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Zebra cake with wc frosting??

post #1 of 19
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My niece's bday is Saturday and I'm lucky enough to be making her cake. Her mama wants zebra, which I can do with fondant, but she also wants whipped cream frosting, which will melt the fondant. Any other ideas besides covering the cake? Has anyone tried just piping zebra stripes with any success? Any help much appreciated! Thanks all!
post #2 of 19

Yes. They are really pretty easy to do. Just make a zebra pattern with some black icing. The great thing about animal print is that no two are the same. You can practice on some wax paper or a cake board first if you need to. 

post #3 of 19
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Thanks
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Originally Posted by bct806 View Post

Yes. They are really pretty easy to do. Just make a zebra pattern with some black icing. The great thing about animal print is that no two are the same. You can practice on some wax paper or a cake board first if you need to. 


Will do! Thanks
post #4 of 19
One of my specialties is buttercreme and whipped icing and zebra is pretty popular. I use a #5 tip and start thick and go thinner as I pipe out. I will go over the thicker part a second time to give it more width and then smooth it out with a tapered spatula. I will see if I can draw you a template.
post #5 of 19
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Great ideas:) thanks!
post #6 of 19
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Great ideas:) thanks!
post #7 of 19

Sorry for the delay, My computer wasn't cooperating. I drew examples of some of the different lines for the zebra print. Using your #5 tip, pipe the solid black area of the example first going thicker, then tapering by releasing pressure as the stripe gets longer, then go back to the base of the stripe and pipe the red hashed area of the template to give it more thickness at the base.  Then you just smooth out the thick parts with your tapered spatula.  I wouldn't recommend a bigger piping tip because your stripes will be too thick and stick out too far from the cake.  I hope that helps some.

post #8 of 19
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You're awesome!! Thanks so much icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 19
My pleasure. icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 19
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One more small side note if I may, can I color and pipe with wc frosting? I haven't before but don't have the time/money to experiment and find out for myself.
post #11 of 19

Of course! the one thing you will want to keep in mind is that too much color/ mixing will break down the icing and it can get really soft.  Your black will probably be more of a dark grey as the whipped doesn't take the color as well as buttercream but it is certainly do-able. Another thing to remember is to keep it cool especially with the darker colors because if it sets out too long, the black or any color for that matter will bleed onto the base icing.  It is better do decorate is as close to the party as you can and keep it refrigerated until it it time to serve.

post #12 of 19
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Am I better off using a gel instead of liquid coloring? For consistency's sake?
post #13 of 19

I would say so. The more concentrated the color the better.  The liquid one would thin it out more.

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
You've been so much help - thanks a bunch!!
post #15 of 19
Sure thing. icon_smile.gif
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