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  1. Destiny says:

    I heart this blog! This is just so awesome and fantastic! Me and my sister are gonna bake a zebra cake soon! Thanks for the tutorials! :)

  2. Josie says:

    thanks for making this so easy to do…love it !

  3. Kristi says:

    my Daughter will b 22 and i STILL make her cakes. She loves Zebra things Im soooo… excited about this one.

  4. BeBe says:

    I think she will love it too, thanks for your post!

  5. Noor says:

    I will do this for a birthday celebration at school! Thankyou so MUCH!!!!

  6. Salma says:

    Love it…want to try it with my daughter who has just started baking.

  7. kate says:

    I made this with a cat shaped tin to make a striped tabby cat! worked a treat

  8. BeBe says:

    Hi Kate, what a cute idea. Thanks for posting.

  9. dawn says:

    My chocolate batter was much thicker, didn’t spread much. I’d thin out the chocolate batter more if I make again. Mine didn’t look like this.
    In the oven now, so we’ll see how they look.

  10. dawn says:

    It worked! Had nice zebra stripes which was quite a surprise to everyone as I didn’t tell them what kind of cake I had made.
    How fun!

  11. BeBe says:

    Wonderful, I’m happy it was a success!! Thank you for letting us know!

  12. Andrea Frantin says:

    Doing this today! We made the white cake mix pink to match my daughters pink zebra halter for her horse. She thinks she is the coolest kid in town!

  13. BeBe says:

    That will be so cute!!

  14. MoM2 says:

    If you dye the white batter orange, and then add a little black food coloring to the chocolate–you make a TIGER cake (for my little boy!). :) Thanks!

  15. Beth says:

    If you are making a larger cake (16″) round do you still use 1/4 scoops or should they be larger

  16. BeBe says:

    Hi Beth, we used 8″ round pans, so I think you would be fine to increase to 1/2 cup scoops if you are making a 16″ cake round. It would take a long time to fill the pan if using the 1/4 cup scoops.

  17. mai says:

    Thank you for the wonderful idea!

  18. Catherine says:

    I tried this for my sister’s birthday cake, she loves zebra and purple so i dyed the white cake purple and i also had to add a little more water to the chocolate as it was very thick, it turned out well and i also used the leftover batter to make matching zebra print cupcakes to go with the cake. My sister loved it so thank you.

  19. Sarah says:

    This is like what was called a marbled cake when I was young. It was my favourite cake. I wanted all the time for my birthday. Now I am into carrot cake. :)

  20. Masni says:

    cool! will try this later

  21. jennifer says:

    Ha just made the cake (vanilla and hazulnut) and it worked! I’m so proud thank you for showing us :-)

  22. BeBe says:

    That’s great!! Thank you for your post!

  23. BeBe says:

    Hi Elizabeth, We used 2 boxes of cake mix, one white and one chocolate, to make the two layer zebra cake. We did have some cake batter remaining that we used to make cake layers for another use.

  24. Nancy says:

    I’ve been saving this tutorial for a while now, and finally I have a reason to use the zebra stripe cake batter…my 6 year old granddaughter wants a Rock Star Hello Kitty cake. So I colored the batters hot pink and black and following your directions I made it and it’s in the oven now. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial I have all the confidence in the world that it will be wonderful.

  25. Melissa Diamond says:

    Thanks Nancy! I’m so happy that you made it, pink & black sounds fabulous!

  26. Paula M. says:

    I really want to give this a try. In your opinion, would melted chocolate in the batter taste better than cocoa, and how much chocolate would you add in place of cocoa if I wanted to go this route…a few ounces? Thank you.

  27. Krista says:

    Is there some reason you have to use the chocolate? Could I do 2 boxes of the french vanilla and dye one a color? I was hoping to do a gender reveal cake out of this and have it be either white and pink or white and blue. But I wasn’t sure if maybe the batter would blend together too much since it’s the same type?? what do you think?

  28. Melissa Diamond says:

    Hi Krista– No, it doesn’t have to be chocolate and white– colorful zebra stripes will work too!

  29. diane bukovinsky says:

    So u just keep dropping the cake batter into the center ? (I confuse easily whinh is normal lol )

  30. BeBe says:

    Hi Diane, Yes, keep dropping the batter into the center. It is a bit time consuming as you wait for each color to spread out, but worth it for the end result.

  31. BeBe says:

    Hi Kristen, That will be so very cute!

  32. Lori says:

    will this cake be ok to cover with fondant?

  33. Connie Cherry says:

    I am planning on making this cake in school colors for a football stadium cake and in a rectangle sheet pan. I will have 3 layers. Do I still put the batter in the center of the pan or should I do put it in 2 or 3 areas of the pan? thanks for a great site. Love it.

  34. BeBe says:

    Hi Connie, I’m sorry we missed your question. We have never tried doing the zebra cake in a rectangle shaped pan. I think I would try putting the 2 colors of batter in the center of the pan and after that has spread I would fill in the end sections in the same way. You would not have the same uniformity as a circular pan. This is just my best guess…..wish I could have been more helpful. If you give it a try, we would love to hear from you.

  35. NKR says:

    What is vanilla batter? Are you talking pudding, cake mix, or something else? Thanks and will try when I get the answer.

  36. BeBe says:

    Hi NKR, vanilla batter refers to the cake mix batter, it is vanilla flavor.

  37. Bonnie says:

    Thank you. This cake looks perfect when a ‘different’ cake is needed.

  38. Bonnie says:

    Wouldn’t any leftover batter make adorable cupcakes?.

  39. BeBe says:

    Yes, very cute !

  40. Mom2three says:

    I will definitely be trying this out soon!! I’ve been asked to make a cake for a small class reunion. The school mascot is a tiger, so I can’t wait for them to cut into the cake and reveal this surprise! So grateful for this blog entry!

  41. BeBe says:

    They will love it!!

  42. Stefanie says:

    This is the perfect cake I need for a baby shower. The mother has chosen baby pink and dark brown zebra print for the theme. Hard to find decorations but anyway, plan on making the shower cake and what a surprise she will have when she cuts into the cake!!! Thank you, I’m gonna be loved forever for this trick!!! Can’t wait!

  43. BeBe says:

    It will be perfect for the baby shower!

  44. Bree says:

    Hi! Do you think this will work ok for cupcakes?! :)

  45. BeBe says:

    I think it would work, but it will take a very long time to fill the cupcake liners.

  46. Annie says:

    my daughters softball team had zebra stripes along the side, so I just made this cake for their end-of-season party…a big hit!

  47. Teresa says:

    This cake looks amazing. I love zebra and I hope mine comes out as good as yours did.thank you for sharing

  48. Charmaine says:

    Hi there!!…also going to try this for a wedding cake.
    Have never done this before, so can’t wait to see how this is going to turn out.

  49. Julie B says:

    My husbands birthday is Saturday and I’m not an avid baker. Going to try this out. Fingers crossed!!!

  50. BeBe says:

    Hi Julie, I think he will love it. Let us know.

  51. Sara says:

    Today I’m doing a chocolate and raspberry zebra cake for my birthday party on Saturday. Will the cake keep for two days?

  52. Melissa Diamond says:

    Hi Sara- If you are using a raspberry filling/anything perishable, you’ll want to refrigerate. I refrigerate anything with fruit fillings. No problem to refrigerate for a couple of days, it will be fine!

  53. Raven says:

    omg i love it i’m going to make t as soon as possible because i love baking and this would be amazingly fun:)

  54. paintmycake says:

    Hi Melissa, I would like to do this cake from scratch and my FAVORITE chocolate cake recipe is your Classic Chocolate Scratch recipe. I don’t have a favorite vanilla but was thinking of trying the Classic White Cake in your recipes section too. Would these recipes work or would they be too thick?
    Another question – I would love to do this print inside the purse cake and make a brown and white zebra stripe flap on the outside of the purse.
    Would these hold up to that too? Ill either cover in white chocolate ganache or fondant. Thank you.

  55. BeBe says:

    Hi paintmycake, we have not tried using those recipes for the zebra stripe cake so I can’t say for sure, but I think they will work. We have had many people try this with scratch recipes and have success, I just don’t know what recipe they used. The two recipes will hold up to fondant….and the zebra stripe flap on the outside of the purse would not add too much weight. I am assuming that you are using the “purse cake” on the site. It only has a small amount of carving so I think the recipes will be fine, and you will be chilling the cake before you carve.

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  57. Destiny says:

    Can’t wait until june 28 for my cake

  58. Mini says:

    Wonderful, I’ve just been asked for an Africa cake from my nephew for his birthday, since we are going to South Africa a few days after. I have more or less got the outside decoration sorted, but this will just blow their minds when they cut it! Great tutorial and thanks!

  59. BeBe says:

    Yes, this is perfect for his birthday!! Thank you for the nice comments!

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