The birthday girl requested a Zebra cake for her birthday... for the 3rd year running. New ideas were not exactly popping up quite as easily this time... I figured, maybe a whole Zebra? Of sorts?
This is how it turned out - a bit knackered looking but an awake zebra none-the-less ; )
The inside kept true to theme too. This is the recipe I used and I can confirm it was a scrum yum cake.
Decorating took longer than expected... as it always does for me, but lucky I had a good chunk of time to devote to the little guy.
Things I learned/recommend: Baking a dome cake takes almost twice as long than a normal cake. Once you pass the original suggested cooking time, test and check the cake every 5 to 10 minutes to see how it's progressing. Also, I did a test run a week prior - something I was very happy about, as it gave me a great idea of what to expect and reduced a lot of potential and unnecessary panicking.
I wonder what next year will bring? Might have to start thinking about it sooner rather than later ;)
Thanks for stopping by guys - you're always encouraging and always inspiring!
Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!
You can see previous and also other cakes here.