Then add one egg at a time with 1tbsp of flour (sieved) repeat with the
milk, then add the vanilla extract and
the remainder of the flour.
You will then need to separate the mixture, with half in one bowl, ¼ in
two more bowls.
Now you will need to add black to one of the ¼ bowls and pink to the
To get the black true black I always add a little cocoa powder with the
first few drops of colour then add more until the desired shade.
You now need to spoon the mixture into your tins, I use 3
different sized spoons but if you have 3 different sized ice cream scoops they
will be great too.
Firstly with the biggest spoon add the “white” mixture.
Then with the medium spoon add the black, then with the
smallest spoon add the pink.
Repeat this process until you have filled both tins.
Once both tins are filled place them in the pre heated oven
for around 19-23 minutes.
Leave the cakes to cool on a wire rack until completely cool,
so they are ready to ice.
While the cakes are cooling you can prepare the buttercream
Gradually mix the softened butter (I soften mine in the
microwave for a few seconds on the lowest setting) and the sifted icing sugar
together. Once mixed well take out 1/3 of the buttercream and add pink food
colour gel to your desired taste (I used 1 tsp).
Take the quantity of icing for the cake board and roll the
white to a little thicker than you will want it on the board, repeat with the
You will then need a roller cutter (I used a pizza cutter) to
cut stripes for your zebra from the black. You will repeat this process for the
main cake also.
Then you need to place the black ontop of the white and roll
it to your desired thickness (around 5mm)
Once rolled to the correct size you can place onto the board.
Repeat the process with the larger quantities of fondant;
this will be for the main cake, when done use your rolling pin to hold it. This
will be the easiest way to apply the icing once you have crumb coated the cake.
Now you will need to prepare the cake for icing.
Firstly add all of the pink buttercream in-between the two
the white buttercream smooth it on the top and around the edges.
the rolling pin place the zebra print fondant onto the cake smoothing with your
hand as you go.
need the roller cutter to trim the edges of the fondant.Use left over buttercream for the board, this
will keep the cake in place.
cake on top of the board and finish with a piece of ribbon around the base.
with a name on the board although you do not have to.