March 05, 2012

Zebra Cake Party and Tutorial

After I make the blue zebra cake I had someone want one just like it but in pink.

You can check out our Blue Zebra Party HERE!


On to the tutorial


Before I started the cake I made the zebra.

Here is what you need. On the left, the body and below is the head. On the right side from top to bottom. Tail, front legs, ears and back legs. All made with gumpaste.


I put this together on top of a six inch pan. The size of the top layer.

First I added the head with a little water. 

Then the front legs. Same way, with a little water.

Back legs...
 

Ears and tail. 
 

I rolled out a little black gumpaste and cut a small section for the nose. 

Again with a little water I added a thin layer across his nose. I then took and made two little holes for the nose. 


I then took black gum-paste and cut a rectangle out. I then cut all the way down to make a mane.
 

 I attached it with water. Sorry about the next two blurry pictures.


 Next I cut out some half circles and wrapped them around the end of each leg for the hooves.



I added a little gum-paste hair to the front and two eyes.

 Add some gum-paste stripes and there you have a cute little zebra.



Now on to the cake.

The night before I do the cake I make my fondant so it can sit over night.

Fondant Recipe Here

I made an 8 inch and 6 inch French Vanilla cake.

1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature butter
2 cups of sugar 
1 large egg
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

1 cup of cream
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and continue until mixed.Add vanilla.
Put all dry ingredients into a bowl.  Flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
Alternate adding cream and dry ingredients.Mix well. Pour the batter into your prepared pans and divide evenly between the 2.  Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until done.
Cool completely.

 Use your favorite frosting.

I crumb coated them both. (see the crumbs ha ha)


If you have a turn table, it is much easier to work with.

Now for the fondant!
Fondant Recipe & tutorial Here

This is the 6 in covered with fondant and the other one is a 10 in board that I decided to cover to put the cake on.


For the larger cake I rolled out white fondant. I then cut out black fondant for the stripes and laid it on the fondant. This is how I make my zebra stripes lay flush with the white. I cover it with plastic wrap and then roll the black stripes into the white. 

Awesome trick right! 

Next put this on the cake.

 Stack the two layers with the zebra on top and add some ribbon around the bottom if you like.






21 comments:

  1. Adorable cake! I'm certain all the baby shower guests raved about your creative abilities.

    Visiting from Show Off Friday.

    Debra

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  2. This cake looks AMAZING !!
    I can't believe it's your 1st fondant cake

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  3. Thanks Winnie. It's kind of funny because I have never quite been able to get my fondant as smooth as I did with this cake.

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  4. That is so stinkin' cute! You are amazing! Fondant scares me. Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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    1. Thanks Jill and thanks for hosting!

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  5. That is brilliant. Reminds me of the film Madagscar.

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  6. That is such a pretty cake. I love it! Thank you for linking up on my blog hop. I hope you had a great weekend. Please come by again!

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  7. This is just too cute! I'd love to use this for a girlie-jungle party - I found you via linky and I've joined your blog, and am off to have a good look around; would love you to come visit me too when you get time. x
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks. I will definitely check out your blog!

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  8. Wow! That's amazing! I made {tried to make} a fondant cake for my daughter's fist birthday and it didn't come out as well as I hoped for. It looks great! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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    1. Your welcome and thanks for hosting!

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  9. WOW! That's a really impressive looking cake! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!

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  10. Thank you very much and thank you for hosting!

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  11. I love the colors and the Zebra on top! It's nice that it was easy for you to make too. :)

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