Neon Zebra Birthday Cake

February 17th, 2016 by Desiree Smith

This Neon Zebra Birthday cake is party-ready!  Bright zebra-inspired decorations make this cake a fun and colorful accent to any party.  Mix and match colors to your liking to create a cake that suits your needs.

Makes about 12 servings.FiBiSwHh27381 24 RSZ




Step 1: Tint white Candy Melts candy.

Tint candy with pink candy color:

  • 2 oz. melted white Candy Melts candy – dark pink
  • 2 oz. melted white Candy Melts candy – medium pink
  • 2 oz. melted white Candy Melts candy – light pink

Tint candy with pink and orange candy colors:

  • 2 oz. melted white Candy Melts candy – coral

Tint candy with blue and green candy colors:

  • 2 oz. melted white Candy Melts candy – light teal
  • 2 oz. melted white Candy Melts candy – dark teal

Step 2: Make candy decorations.

Place cream filled wafer cookies on cooling grid and cover with melted candy in the color of your choice.  Fill disposable decorating bag with candy in another color and pipe horizontal stripes on cookies.  Chill 10 to 15 minutes.

On cookie pan, pipe four different colors of zebra stripes (about 6 in. x 4 in.) in four different sections of the pan.  Chill 10 to 15 minutes.

Using spatula, spread a different color of melted candy on top of each zebra stripe section, covering the stripes.  Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and break into shards.

Step 3: Bake cakes.

Bake and cool three 2 in. cake layers.  Level one layer to 1 in. high.  Fill and stack layers for a 5 in. high cake.

Step 4: Tint icing.

Using Pink icing color, tint icing light pink.  Ice cake smooth.  Chill for at least 20 minutes.

Step 5: Tint ganache.

Make white chocolate ganache using bright white Candy Melts candy.  Tint with Blue and Green candy color to make a light teal color.  Pour over top of chilled cake just so it drips over the edge.

Helpful Hint:  Use a disposable bag or spatula to help guide the ganache over the edge of the cake.

Step 6: Decorate cake.

Insert candy-coated cookies and candy shards into top of cake.

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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