Monday, September 6, 2010

Zebra Cake demo **ButterCream Filling** Icing Recipe

Make this darling cake for the Zebra lover in your family! Inside cake comes from a box but when you add colors and flavors it makes it fun and tasty... delicious homemade icing and fondant make up the Zebra stripes... it will blow you away that something like this can easily come out of YOUR kitchen!
FIRST:
Click HERE for directions on how to make the colorful inside of the cake!

SECOND:

Butter Cream Filling

(half the recipe if you are JUST using this for the middle of your cake)


1 pound bag powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 sticks butter, cut up into 1/2 inch slices
1/2 c. shortening.

Wisk powdered sugar, salt, vanilla and milk on low speed till smooth.

Add butter, one slice at a time until incorporated.

Add shortening, and whip at highest speed, until volume increases by at least 50%. This is delicious because it's not too sweet.

Third:
Wilton Butter Cream Icing (stiff consistency)

1 c. solid white shortening
1 tsp. vanilla, almond, or butter flavoring (or Double the recipe and add 1 tsp. each for strong flavor... add 1/2 tsp. for mild flavor!)
2 Tbs. water
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 Tbs. Meringue powder
pinch of salt

Cream shortening, flavors and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed till mixed.

Recipe interchangeable for different uses:

Med consistency- Add 1 more Tbs. water
Thin consistency- Add 2 more Tbs. water

Spread over cake and let it 'crust' for 10 minutes... then using parchment paper and a fondant smother tool smooth out the edges...

THIRD: Watch these videos on Zebra Decorating:

Part ONE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJoGKtopx3o&feature=related

Part TWO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmnDZ1eRJeg&feature=related

Click HERE for fondant recipe (you'll want to make this the day before you make the cake!)

Click HERE for Fondant YouTube video (this is surprisingly very easy!)
and yes, we made this cake for our DOGS birthday! We love our Pepper!!
Happy Decorating!

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