Pink Zebra Cake

Animals galore

The other day my friend Lynda asked me if I would make a birthday cake for her daughter who was turning 3. She was going with an animal theme and had come across the idea for a zebra-striped cake – the first time I’d heard of such a thing. Needless to say I was excited to experiment and after some research on the method, I came up with a variation that I thought worked.

Overall, I was quite pleased with the way it turned out – and of course you can’t really go wrong with chocolate icing on top! (Excuse the messy cutting here, by the way. We had 10 three-year olds running around like maniacs at the time.)

Stripey cake

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Chocolate Velvet Cake or Muffins

Chocolate velvet cupcakes

Some might find it strange but I’m not actually the biggest fan of chocolate cake. Not that I would turn it down if offered it (good grief!), but given a choice, it’s quite far down the list – definitely after cheesecake and carrot cake. Having said that though, I have recently been on a mission to find the perfect chocolate cake recipe and I think I may finally have succeeded. Continue reading