Monday, January 24, 2011
Zebra Stripe Cake
This cake was based of a picture I was given. I added a necklace and a bracelet to it because the birthday "girl" likes jewelry.
This cake was a lot more time consuming than I had anticipated. It took about 12 hours total. I made the numbers and the bow ahead of time (about 2-3 days in advance) with gumtex/fondant and had them dry. It was my first time making a bow and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. The bow is made out of three strips of fondant bent into shape. I placed some paper towel in the rungs to hold it in shape while it dried for about a day. I usually leave these types of things out for a day and then after that, store them in the fridge until I'm ready to use them.
I learned a trick while putting the ribbon around the bottoms of the cake. It helps to "fold" up the strips of fondant and sort of roll them out while placing them around the cake. It prevents the strip from getting warped as you are trying to do it.
I used kabob sticks to hold up the numbers (they were quite heavy) and made a hole in the top to insert the candles.
The necklace and bracelet were a lot of fun to make. I took equal portions of the purple, white and green fondant and rolled them into balls to give the appearance of a rock. It really came out quite real looking.
I got to use my new cake board my dad made for me. I just covered it in white wrapping paper and decorated with ribbon.