An Expression of Art

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Zebra Print Fondant

ZEBRA PATTERNS

I try to make my life less complicated when decorating cakes.  Although I love using brush for painting, making a little mistake can take a while to repair.  When trying to paint zebra patterns over white fondant it can get even measier. So here is a quick and easy wait to get perfect zebra patterns on fondant.

All you need is:
  • White fondant
  • Dark fondant (chocolate in this picture)

Instructions:

I'm using a small amount of fondant here for demonstration purposes. So keep your mind open for different zebra patterns over larger surfaces.

1) Knead desired amount of white fondant.
2) Pat the fondant 'dough' over your prepped fondant rolling mat.

3) Knead chocolate (or dark colored) fondant and make logs of fondant in different shapes and sizes. Logs ends should be pointed. Place over patted white fondant creating different paterns (make sure to make Y's here and there). - REFER TO PICTURE


4) Roll the fondant in one direction (e.g., vertically) in order to enlogate the chocolate logs until these get 'incorporated' into the white fondant. The chocolate fondant should looks as part of the white fondant.     -REFER TO PICTURE


5) Continue stretching the fondant to it's desired lenght.
6) If you want to make the patterns a little wider, then roll the fondant across the stips (e.g., horizontally).      - REFER TO PICTURE


7) Cover desired cake with zebra print fondant. Enjoy.

** Come back for animal print cake examples***
                                                                                                                                 

4 comments:

Candy said...

I am so glad you started posting again. I have really enjoyed your blog. I took a couple of Wilton Cake Classes, but I always like to come back to your blog for tips and tutorials. I will have to try this zebra print trick!

KritterBugg said...

That is a great idea, I ended up making black fondant and "glued" the pieces onto the white fondant with frosting- it was kind of a pain, but it worked! I will need to try this sometime!

DK @ http://sweetsbyd.blogspot.com/

The Cake Stylist said...

Hi Candy,

I'm glad you like this site. Wilton classes are great, after them, you just need your imagination to create more fun stuff...

KritterBugg,

Next time try it without the icing, the white fondant will merge with the base fondant (in your case black) when you roll them. This will be waaaaaay easier.

Cakewhiz said...

I took those wilton courses too but hands down! I love how you have summarized everything here and also added all these other fantastic tutorials... When will you start posting again?