Pink & Brown Zebra Polka Dot Cake

by Arlene W.
(Kearney, MO)

Pink & Brown Zebra Polka Dot Cake

Pink & Brown Zebra Polka Dot Cake

Pink & Brown Zebra Polka Dot Cake
"Sprinkle" Cake

I made this Pink & Brown Zebra Polka Dot cake for the "sprinkle" of the daughter of a dear friend who was expecting her second baby. The nursery was decorated in white/pink/brown with zebra print and hot pink accents, which is what inspired this design.

This is only my third decorated cake, all which have been done in fondant, and I got all my information and inspiration from online sources and books. The Wilton website is very helpful, as is a website called The Pink Cake Box, as they make some totally awesome cakes!

The bottom tier is two 10" layers of chocolate fudge cake filled and iced with homemade peanut butter butter cream icing. I just used boxed cake mixes. The top tier is two 6" layers of yellow cake mix filled and iced with homemade buttercream icing. The recipes for both icings can be found on the Wilton website.

The top tier is supported by 5 dowel rods that were inserted in the bottom tier, and there is one long dowel rod through the center of the whole cake.

All of the fondant is marshmallow fondant that is homemade with two tablespoons of water and a 16oz bag of marshmallows heated for 30 seconds at a time in the microwave until melted (took me a total of 2 minutes) then you stir in part of a 2lb bag of sifted powder sugar.

Grease counter liberally with shortening and pour remainder of bag of powdered sugar on counter, dump marshmallow/powder sugar mixture on top, grease hands liberally, then just knead to incorporate remainder of powder sugar in and keep kneading until smooth.

If fondant appears to be too dry, just grease counter and hands again. Wrap fondant well in plastic wrap and store overnight in refrigerator before using to cover cake and cookies for best results.



The coordinating cookies were simply a vanilla sugar cookie (also a Wilton recipe), covered in fondant.

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awsome
by: love

love the cake but im wondering how you did the little dots on the side?

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LOVE IT
by: Anonymous

So im pregant and I find out next month what I am having. But if I have a girl everything is brown & pink polka dots with zebra print.. Really really love this cake... GREAT Job =)

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Amazing
by: Melba

Amazing...... You are truely blessed with wonderful talent.

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Brown Fondant Color
by: Anonymous

What a cute cake. Brown and pink look sooo great together. I'm curious...whose food colorings do you use or did you buy the brown in precolored fondant? I like the taste of homemade fondant better but I'm experimenting with colors to see which company can get me deep dark colors instead of having to buy them pre-colored stuff.

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very lovely
by: charity

form one beginner to another :)

You are by far ahead of me. I have been decorating more serious since January, however, i do not think that mine are as nice as that polka dot cake. i am very impressed!!!!

Lovely :)

keep decorating :)

Charity

http://charityskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com/

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it couldn't have been more perfect!
by: Jennifer Reese

This cake was for my "sprinkle" and it was SO perfect! I framed a picture of it and put it in the baby's room. What a blessing to have Arlene in our lives! She has cake decorating talent coming out the wazzoo!

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Amazing!
by: Anonymous

This is only your third cake? And you MADE the fondant? I'm impressed at your culinary and decorating talents. Beautiful work!

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Talent
by: Anonymous

The cake looks wonderful!!You have alot of talent.

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Fantastic
by: Stephanie

I love this!! I can't believe you haven't been doing this for a long time. I would think you would have a hard time cutting into it, it's just too pretty. Very creative!!

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so pretty
by: Jennifer Pederson

Arlene, this cake is too pretty to eat. It has your unique and special touch!

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Cake
by: Annette

I always new you were very talented. Looks beautiful.

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Pictures Don't Do It Justice
by: Lisa

It was so difficult to put a knife to it! Not only was this the cutest cake EVER, it tasted wonderful, too! The pictures of this cake just don't do it justice.

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