The Electric Pink Zebra Cake

It always starts with a cake tutorial I see on YouTube and think “OMG that looks amazing – and doable”. This is how the zebra cake came to be.

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Top view of the cakes after being leveled.

I made a full batch of buttercream frosting thinking that I would need that much to complete this cake, and I didn’t. Probably doing 80% of the full batch of frosting would have been enough.

Also, the amount of fondant required was less than I thought. About 25g for letters, and maybe 80g for the stripes (I roll it quite thin).

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After attaching the letters and stripes.

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The birthday girl didn’t know what to expect of her cake, I gave no hints as to a theme at all. Complete surprise when we opened the cake box and she saw it – she even said “oh that’s so me”. Nailed it 🙂

Now she must have had a hunch that what she was seeing wasn’t all there was to it, because as she cut into it she was very excited.

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Cutting the cake in anticipation to see what’s inside!

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The cake has been cut

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Ooh zebra stripes

As you can see, there’s the big core of black and pink – I think that’s because I had a bit leftover batter and wanted to use it all up, so ended up putting much more black and pink at the end. Now I realise, it’s probably best to just continue *exactly* with the same routine until the end. If there’s leftover batter, make cupcakes/cakepops with them!

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