Press the fondant slightly into the frosting so that it sticks. Place your fondant zebra-print strips onto the cake in a pattern that resembles a zebra print. Look at a picture of a zebra as a guide if that helps.
Some strips should begin thin, become larger and end up thinner. Some should be thicker than others, some should be longer than others. The strips should not be even. Cut strips of fondant using your scalpel.
You want as few ripples in the frosting as possible. Once you have finished frosting the cake, smooth the frosting as much as you can with the frosting knife. Apply a layer of buttercream frosting to your cake with a frosting knife. Wait until your cake is completely cooled before you begin working with it. Place your cake on the center of your cake platter.
Most people can achieve a zebra print cake, with a little patience and some special tools. Zebra print is a series of jagged black and white lines, but it is not as difficult to create as you might think. You could also create a zebra-print cake for a children’s party with an animal theme. When you are baking a cake for someone who enjoys flamboyant fashion, such as animal prints, consider baking a cake and frosting it in a zebra-print pattern.