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Easter Bunny Checkerboard Cake


An Easter surprise awaits family and friends when you slice into this cake. Our Checkerboard Cake Pan Set lets you create a multicolored pattern.
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Step 1

Prepare 3 boxes white cake mix following package instructions; divide in thirds. In one portion of batter, gently stir in Violet Icing Color to desired shade (use clean toothpicks to transfer color from jar to batter). Repeat with Golden Yellow Icing Color to color second portion. Repeat with Rose Icing Color to color second portion.

Step 2

Place Batter Dividing Ring in the first prepared 9 x 1 1/2 in. pan. Pour violet-colored batter in outer section and yellow-colored batter in the middle section and rose in center section. Fill sections halfway. Remove ring from pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. Rinse and completely dry ring.

Step 3

Place ring in 2nd prepared pan and in the first prepared 9 x 1 1/2 in. pan. Pour yellow colored batter in outer section and rose-colored batter in the middle section and violet colored batter in center section. Fill sections halfway. Remove ring from pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. Rinse and completely dry ring.

Step 4

Place clean and dry ring in 3rd prepared pan. Pour rose-colored batter in outer and violet-colored batter in the middle section and yellow-colored batter in the center section. Fill sections halfway. Remove ring from pan as before.

Step 5

Bake and cool cakes following recipe directions. Remove and stack cakes with buttercream. Ice smooth.

Step 6

Using the bunny cutter from the 3-Pc. Easter Cutter Set, mark the cake sides. With tip 3 and white buttercream icing, outline the bunnies and inside of the ears.

Step 7

Using tip 3 and rose buttercream icing, fill in inner ears. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Dot nose.

Step 8

With black buttercream icing and tip 3, pipe dot eyes and outline mouth.

Step 9

Cover the bunny heads by piping stars using tip 14 and buttercream icing. For bottom border, pipe green buttercream tip 233 pull-out grass. Pipe a 6 in. diameter circle on top of the cake using tip 233 pull-out grass with green buttercream icing. Position jelly beans in grass at bottom border and on top of cake.

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Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Sky Blue Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

white cake mix

3 boxes (18.25 ounces) white cake mix

cornstarch

cornstarch

Jelly beans

Jelly beans

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The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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Easter Bunny Checkerboard Cake is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was so glad to see another picture of this checkerboard cake.....one that wasn't PERFECT. The box photo made me feel interior. Now I don't feel so bad. :) I really DO like this cake pan. It's unique. I do NOT suggest spraying the insert with oil. It is OK for batter to stick to the insert when pulling it out. Oil might make the rings separate as I read some are having problems with. Just wash it between pans as per the instructions. Even when I made tiny, sliver slices, everything stuck together like a regular cake would. It was moist & yummy, but then again....it was my own recipe. ;)
Date published: 2012-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a great recipe except for one thing: the number of cake mixes. Three boxes is WAY too much. Think about it: you're only making a three-layer cake of 9" each (if you're using the Wilton checkerboard cake pan set), so why would you need THREE boxes of mix, blend them together, then separate them into THREE even amounts? You only need two boxes to blend and divide, and you'll still have some left over for a mini cake or cupcakes. Other than that, the recipe is fairly easy to follow. This was my first time making icing grass, and it came out great. Was very happy with the results.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I'm not sure what I did wrong but the "rings" started separating especially on the bottom of the cake when I took them out of the pan (they came out without any difficulties). I flipped the pans and you can see the rings separating. The edges of the cakes also "cracked" and separated in a couple of places. Not sure how the cake is going to turn out when we cut it. I certainly don't want to try to make another until I figure out why this happened. Need advice from a more experienced baker than me. Did I overmix? Did I overbake? I am sure it is something simple but aggravating.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic cake for easter! The colors are absolutely beautiful together. I never thought of using 3 colors with my checkerboard; I always stuck with 2. I didn't have the exact cutter that was suggested. But any cutter would do. My one tip: Think ahead of time how far apart to space them, so it ends up even. The grass and jelly beans are so easy, and so cute. My tip for that: Think ahead of time how big you want the circle, and use a circular bowl of other object to imprint lightly the circle so that it's even and centered.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the second cake I baked, it was somewhat easy. I made it for Easter, my company loved it. The pans are really neat & work well. The colors didn't run together or mess up at all. It was fun to make. I think I will try it again for July, & make it red, white & blue. Kids love this cake, the green grass & jelly beans. I would recommend getting this cake pan & making a colorful cake for a birthday or just to bake a cake for fun. Itty bitty
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was the first checkboard cake pan set I have ever messed with. I really liked the end result. I made a birthday cake for my dad using chocolate and yellow cake, filled it with a pastry cream, and covered it in chocolate ganache. I think the directions on where to put all the cake flavors in the pan before baking was very helpful. It made it pretty simple. I really loved the cake pan set, and will def use it again and again.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a very easy cake to make. I love the checker board look. The only problem I had was when I cut the cake. The cake almost seem to crumbly, so when I would cut it, it would drag crumbs all the way down the cake. So the checker board didn't look nearly as nice as it should. Any suggestions on what I did wrong to my cake? Maybe I should have cooked it longer, I'm not sure. Thanks
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've never made a checkerboard cake and my first attempt didn't come out perfect. It fell apart where the colors were separated. The second time (I made Oregon Ducks colors for my sons birthday cake) I took a toothpick & very carefully swirled the batter together to mix the two colors at the "seams" and it turned out perfect (and it didn't mess with the colors as far as mixing either). I definitely wouldn't use three cake mixes though, as I had enough to make almost two dozen cupcakes as well. The second time, I used two cake mixes & had a tiny bit leftover. I found using a glass measuring cup with a little pour spout worked best to fill the pans. My first attempt I poured out of the bowl & made a HUGE mess. I was told to use a decorating bag, but the batter just poured out all over the place because of how runny it was. I loved how they both turned out & can't wait til the next occasion to do another!
Date published: 2011-05-14
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