Saturday, September 17, 2011

Purple & Black Zebra Striped Topsy Turvy Cake!

Top Tier: Vanilla Cake with Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Buttercream
Middle Tier: ... Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Bottom Tier: Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with Oreo Buttercream

The feathers photographed a little lighter than they actually were....
they almost look fuschia in these pix!  They weren't a perfect match with the deep purple
fondant but in person the difference wasn't so noticable. 

Big thanks to Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box for design inspiration!

 Happy Baking!


  1. what WORDS do I have to express my thoughts on this is BEYOND words AWESOME! You are so amazing..are you self taught, Loren? You inspire me!!!

  2. This looks absolutely amazing. I'm a self taught baker, i like playing with fondant but i'm not really sure how to cover the cake in it, just wanted to ask if it forms a crust?? and we have very humid weather where i live, would it work ?

  3. The cake is so cool!! Awesome colors & beautiful details :)


  4. Thanks Everyone!

    Sidra, fondant is sugar paste that is soft like Play-Doh but hardens over time. You can knead it, roll it out and then place it on the cake. Humidity (or lack of) will definitely affect fondant. On a dry day it will only take a matter of a few minutes for the fondant to dry out(you can add vegetable shortening to make it soft again), on a humid day fondant can get very moist and saggy (add cornstarch or powdered sugar to make it more manageable). I would also suggest using a dehumidifier or crank up the A/C if humidity is an issue. Good luck!

  5. Beautiful Cake! And I'd love to try that Reeces PB buttercream filling! Would you share the recipe? Thanks!

  6. LOVE this cake! My favourite colour is aubergine, and you have definitely done it justice!