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!
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.