For my friend's birthday she had requested only a couple things, the rest was up to me. She wanted to incorporate pink and black and zebra print on the cake. I decided to try my hand at a 2-tier cake even though we hadn't quite covered it in class yet! (not like me to try and get ahead!) I made a pound cake with bavarian cream in the middle for the bottom tier and used buttercream to create the zebra effect. The top tier was a chocolate cake with pink buttercream and black royal icing for the cornelli lace. I also made black royal icing roses with pink shimmering powder for the edges to top off the cake. She LOVED her cake, it was so "her."