Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Leopard Print Inside Cake Tutorial

This is a quick tutorial of how to do leopard print inside of a cake or cupcake. I was in the middle of making other cupcakes and decided to make 2 leopard print cupcakes just for this tutorial. So, please keep that in mind. The end result of your cake or cupcake will be much better if you add more than 3 spots. I just did 2-3 just to make it quick. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to ask questions.

Step by step photo collage 

Step 1) Make 3 different colors of cake batter. You can either use yellow & chocolate cake & color them accordingly ORyou can use gel color and color the cake batters accordingly.
Step 2) Divide your cake batter into 3 and place the Black cake mix in one pastry bag, brown in the 2nd pastry bag and keep the rest in the mixing bowl
Step 3) On the bottom of your EMPTY cake pan or cupcake liner, draw/pipe the spots. 

Step 4) Top the 1st set of spots with the lightest cake batter and just repeat the process, alternating between making the spots & topping them off with batter. 

Step 4 continued

Top after it's done


Inside of Cupcake

End result is a leopard print pattern on the bottom, middle & top of your cake/cupcakes. It literally takes a few mins. You don't have to be neat either. Just have fun with it. ****If you are making a cake, you can pipe/draw the spots small b/c they will enlarge as the cake bakes. 

This was done with red and black cake batter. As you can see, the  more spots you add, the prettier it'll turn out. 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, looks easy & quick & neat. I'll have to try it soon!

  2. Looks great - I am definitely gonna be giving this a try :-)

  3. thank-you! going to try this for my sister

  4. SO NEAT! I never ever bake cakes (I'm more of a cookie girl) but this tutorial has me itching to make one for an upcoming birthday.
    Thanks for the post!

  5. You all are welcome! Please try it & then post a picture of the results please. Whitney, I'm just now getting into cookies. Any tips?

  6. Thank you so much for posting this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE leopard print and my 50th birthday is in August. YES, I plan on making myself a birthday cake!!! Thanks again.

  7. Do you do equal parts of each color or do you need more of the lightest color?

  8. Wonderful tutorial, thank you very much. You make it look very easy, i will try it out as soon as I can.

    Best regards from across the big pond (I live in Shanghai, China)

  9. Wow you are amazing! we are in the presence of greatness!

  10. Oh Geez You're Great! Your Tutorial Has Definitely Been The Easiest&Has The Absolute Best Results!!! I Love It&Definitely Going To Try It!
    I Did Have A Question Though. On Alot Of Other Tutorial&Articles I Heard Alot About Making A Thicker Batter Because The Print Wont Come Out. Did You Also Make A Thicker Batter Or Is The Store Bought Box Batter Ok To Use?

  11. Hi Amber, I never really paid attention to the thickness of my batter. I'm sure any regular cake batter will work, including box cake mix.

    My only suggestion is to make the prints/spots smaller b/c as the cake bakes, the print/spots enlarges and expands.

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