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How to Make a Checkerboard Cake


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How to Make a Checkerboard Cake
Used with Permission from Michelle Anderson

A checkerboard cake is a very pretty choice for any type of party or event. You can create these cakes in round, square, rectangular designs as well as more elaborate shapes. It is important to try the simpler shapes before attempting heart shaped or oval designs.This pattern is almost one hundred perecent dependent upon being able to cut the cakes neatly and accurately.

You will need the following to create a checkered cake:

  • 2-4 cakes
  • Serrated knife
  • Buttercream icing
  • 2-3 cutters in the shape of the cake
  • Palette knife

Bake the cakes with the idea of having at least three layers to provide a clear checkered pattern and planning on four layers for best results.The cakes used should obviously be flavors that have contrasting colors such as vanilla and chocolate or lemon with strawberry. Obviously a white chocolate cake and vanilla cake will not create a stunning clear pattern!

After the cakes are baked make sure they are chilled completely before attempting to cut and reassemble the design. A chilled cake will be firmer and less "crumby" and your finished product will be more of a success.

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