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Stylish Zebra Cake

zebra cake

Looking for a stylish addition to your party? This super-cute zebra cake will do the trick!

It is absolutely adorable, and a HUGE hit with the teenage crowd!

I made this cake for my daughter's 13th birthday, but it would also make a terrific sweet 16 cake. (We've got some super cute matching invites, in our shop, too)!

If you're the creative type, you could even use this design as inspiration for a jungle or safari theme cake.

No matter what you choose to make it for, your party guests are sure to love it!

How to Make This Zebra Cake

You'll Need:

  • Two 6-inch round cakes
  • Two 8-inch round cakes
  • Dowel rods (cut to the height of the two 8-inch cakes stacked on top of each other)
  • 6-inch cake board, covered with foil
  • Buttercream frosting (I think I used 3 or 4 batches)
  • Cake decorating bags and tips (I used tips 3 and 5)
  • Black and pink icing coloring paste
  • Ribbon
  • Monogram cake topper


Place an 8-inch cake on a cake stand and frost with an even layer of buttercream frosting. Top with the second 8-inch cake and cover that with buttercream frosting. Smooth out the sides so that they are even. zebra cakes

Tint a portion of the frosting black and spoon it into a decorating bag equipped with a #5 tip. Create a zebra print pattern all over the cake, smoothing the frosting as much as possible.

Lightly press the cake board into the center of the frosting on the 8-inch cake, then remove. Use the impression as a guidline to insert the dowel rods into the cake.

Place a 6-inch cake on the cake board and frost with an even layer of buttercream frosting. Top with the second 6-inch cake and cover that with buttercream frosting. Smooth out the sides so that they are even. Center the 6-inch cakes on the dowel rods.

Use the black frosting to make a diamond shape on the front side of the cake. Change the tip on the black frosting bag to tip #3. Make polka dots all over the top layer of the cake. monogram cake topper

Tint a small portion of the frosting pink. Pipe a the birthday number inside the black diamond on the front of the cake. Finish off with a border of pink polka dots.

Cut ribbon in lengths to wrap around the bottom borders of each cake. Secure with clear tape. If desired, embellish the top of the cake with some ribbon, also.

Top off the cake with a monogram cake topper.

Then just sit back and admire your masterpiece!

Some Items You Might Like to Go With Your Zebra Cake has a great variety of zebra print goodies that would be the perfect compliment to your cake!

They even have different color schemes, like pink, brown and lime green, which are super popular right now.

We've also got some zebra print party invitations in our Etsy shop that are customized with your own photo and text, and look adorable with this theme!

zebra print plates
Zebra Cake Plates
zebra print cupcake toppers
Zebra Print Cupcake Toppers
zebra print cupcake liners
Zebra Print Cupcake Liners Designer Party Supplies

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