Tessa Huff

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How to Make a Checkerboard Cake

How to Make a Checkerboard Cake

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As I mentioned a couple posts back, I really want to get back to creating more tutorials and cake "projects" for you all.  You know, stylish and sweet treats!  If you remember the perfectly smooth ombre cake and watermelon cake tutorials from last summer, then you know what I mean.  I've always viewed cake as art, and it is due time that I break down one of my "masterpieces."  Okay, masterpiece might be a stretch for this one, but you get what I am saying =) b_CheckerboardCake

This unassuming, little party cake is cute and frilly on its own.  But what you can't tell on the outside is that there is a party going on underneath that fluffy layer of frosting.  Last year I introduced you to the vertical layer cake, and this summer calls for something new.  Not layers, but Checkerboard!

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No, I did not go out and purchase a special pan for this (although I think one does exist) - and no, I didn't painstakingly cut out each identical, little cube.  Believe it or not, this Checkerboard Cake is actually way easy to make!  All you need is the color palette of your choice, a couple layers of each color/flavor, and some basic, round cookie cutters.  Simple as that!

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Find out how I put this anything-but-ordinary, geometric cake together over on Brit.Co!

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