Baby Shower "Funky Zebra" Cake ~ 3 Layers ~ 3 Flavors
By claudine smith claudizzle
This baby shower cake was made by me and my niece, made special for my daughter-in-law to be. Her color theme was hot pink, black and white. Lots of love went into this cake!
P.S. I went to my first cake decorating class last week and learned how to make the flowers. I could not wait to make the flowers for this cake. My niece and I created our own ideas and designs. The results were amazing and well worth the time!
Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"
You observe situations before diving in, choosing words and actions wisely. You're the loyal friend and...TAKE THE QUIZ and find out what Halloween treat you are!
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Oct 22, 2010
Way to go Claudine!!! You did a great job!
CONNIE BOLDA DuplinLady - Nov 2, 2010
Great cake !! Could you please post your recipe for Royal Icing?
claudine smith claudizzle - Nov 3, 2010
Connie, here is the recipe for the royal icing used to make the flowers.
3 level tbls. Meringue Powder (you can find this at Hobby Lobby)
1 lb. sifted pure cane confectioners' sugar (4 cups)
5-6 tbls. lukewarm water
Make sure all utencils are grease free.
Place confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Stir or mix on low speed until blended. Add water and mix 7-10 minutes at low speed until icing loses its sheen. To prevent drying, be sure to cover the bowl with a damp cloth while working with icing. Don't leave it out in the air, it will harden quickly!
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. To reuse, beat on low to restore texture.
These flowers will last months and years if kept in a closed box, keep out of sunlight. I make my flowers a week in advance so they have time to dry. Make them on a piece of wax paper and lay them on a piece of cardboard (Cut cardboard out from a paper towel holder lengthwise).
You can find some of the tools at Walmart or Hobby Lobby to make the flowers. I used a metal flower nail to make the flowers on, a tip #97 for the roses, and a tip #104 for the daisies.
I took a small cake decorating class and it was alot of fun! Good luck.
CONNIE BOLDA DuplinLady - Nov 3, 2010
Thank you SO much.