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I made black and white squares for the game board and white and red candy checkers then I used a gold powder dust to make some of the checkers look as if they were crowned.
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There's a chess board groom's cake on my webpage:
The square cake is iced with chocolate icing. Use a ruler to see what size the chess board will be. Cut out white and chocolate fondant squares accordingly and place them on top of the chocolate icing. (If you have square cookie cutters, the job won't take too much time. Or you may use a pizza cutter and a ruler to cut the checkerboard squares.) Put a buttercream icing border around the fondant checkerboard squares and the bottom border. Depending on the height of the square cake, feel free to decorate the sides of the cake with scrollwork or anything design that looks masculine. I used a round 6-inch cake pan as a mold for the chocolate sign. Pipe the message with melted chocolate of a contrasting color.
The chess pieces are made from chocolate and white chocolate Wilton candy melts. The chess piece candy molds were purchased from Sugarcraft, an online store in Ohio. A local cake decorating store with a wide selection of chocolate candy molds may have them, too. Keep in mind that you will have to purchase two sheets of chess candy molds because you will need two molds for each chess piece so the pieces will stand upright on the cake. Use melted chocolate to piece the two chocolate pieces together so each chess piece will look three-dimensional. The good thing is that these chess pieces are edible!
If you are pressed for time, you may purchase an inexpensive chess set and use the pieces from that.
You can e-mail me with any other questions. Good luck.
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