My son turned 17 on Thursday. When I asked him what he wanted on his birthday cake, he made a list the length of my arm. He is very proud to be a Red Land Marching Patriot. He wanted a red, white and blue cake (school colors) with drums and the uniform, etc., etc. Well, I knew I was not going to be able to deliver that…especially since I was not able to even start the cake until Thursday morning, the day of his birthday. So, I set out to make the best cake I could in just a very short time.
He was very adament that he did not want fondant on the cake. He wanted buttercream only, and keep that white. He wanted red on the bottom and blue on the top. Sheesh!! Specific instructions!! I set out to make this cake, and this is what I ended up with. It is way too sloppy for my taste, but he didn’t seem to mind.
The red and blue bands around the middle (and the black lettering) are sugar sheets. What a timesaver!! I also had a can of blue spray food coloring that I used on the cake to give it some dimension. I thought he would be disappointed, but he seemed to be really pleased! Whew!!
I have been seeing so many posts with zebra cakes. I decided it didn’t look too hard, so I gave it a try. My son, much like me, has an addiction to peanut butter. I made some peanut butter mousse and put that between the layers of the zebra cake and then the white buttercream frosting over the whole cake. Yum…Yum…Yum.