For the Cake:
I needed to make two Crouching Tiger Hidden Zebra Cakes for this creation to give it enough height. The Zebra cake itself is quite a flat cake, so when levelled and sandwiched together the two cakes came to just over 3 inches in height.
Orange & Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
500g icing sugar
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
1.5 tbsp cocoa
Mix all ingredients together using a handheld mixer until light and fluffy.
The covering and outline decoration for the cake was all completed using coloured fondant icing (coloured using Americolor food colourings). The finer detail such as the fonts, were achieved using a fine paintbrush, clear alcohol (such as vodka) and Wilton gel food colourings. The Happy Birthday is fondant cut out using alphabet cutters and then patterned using the back of my paintbrush (simple but effective).