How cool is this zebra cake! It’s pretty on the outside and a party on the inside. ; )

A vanilla and chocolate mix like this one is ideal for a zebra theme party, of course, but you could also make the stripes in any color scheme by using white cake batter and a bit of food coloring. How about hot pink and light pink for a super-girlie cake, or green and white for St. Patrick’s Day?

These lovely photos are from a tutorial at My Cake School, where the step-by-step instructions give away just how easy it is to make this kind of cake! There are also some great tips – for example, if you’re using boxed cake mix, the kinds with pudding in the mix are a bit too thick; you need a slightly thinner batter for best results (who knew!).

For full instructions and more handy hints, check out the photo tutorial here.

Reposted with permission from Melissa at My Cake School. Thanks Melissa!