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This article was taken from our January 2017 Issue

Free Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial

Learn how to create this cute happy zebra cake topper by Marlene Debattista of CakeHeaven by Marlene.

Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Cut the templates out of thin cardboard.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out some white Mexican paste to about 7mm thick and using a craft knife, cut out the zebra shape. Insert two toothpicks at the base and leave to dry for at least 24 hours.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out some white gum paste to about 3mm thick and using a craft knife, cut out the head of the zebra. Use a little edible glue to stick the head to the zebra.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out some charcoal grey gum paste to about 3mm thick and using a craft knife, cut out the muzzle of the zebra. Stick the muzzle to the head of the zebra with a little edible glue. Use the small side of a ball tool to make the two holes for the nose. Use a veining tool or CelStick to mark the mouth of the zebra.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out some black gum paste to about 3mm thick and using a craft knife, cut out the mane of the zebra. Use a little edible glue to stick it to the zebra.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Thinly roll out some black gum paste and using a craft knife, cut out the zebra stripes. Stick them to the zebra with a little edible glue. Refer to the templates to make sure each piece is in the right place. Draw the eyes with an edible black marker.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Make the three-leaf topper. For the base, roll out a piece of light green Mexican paste to about 5mm thick and using a craft knife, cut it out using the three-leaf template. Insert a toothpick at the base and leave to dry for at least 24 hours.

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Happy Zebra Cake Topper Tutorial Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out three pieces of gum paste in different shades of green to about 3mm thick. Cut out each leaf from a different shade of green. Using a veining tool, mark the vein in the middle of each leaf. Attach the leaves to the base using a little edible glue.

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