Zebra Cake

Zebra Cake

Animal prints are “in” for clothing, home fashions and … dessert! Rolled fondant is the perfect medium for creating the elegant black on white look of this cake. The teal fondant ball border adds a sophisticated touch. The unusual shape is easy to achieve with a paisley-shaped pan.

Serves 9.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake the Cake

Bake your favorite 2-layer cake in smallest (9x6 in.) paisley baking pan. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. Stack layers on foil-wrapped cake board cut to shape. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.

Step 2

Step 2: Cover Cake with Fondant

Roll out white fondant 1/4 in. thick. Cover cake; smooth.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

Roll out black fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut random elongated shapes for “stripes”; attach with damp brush. Color white fondant teal; roll into 3/4 in. balls. Arrange around bottom border of cake.

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