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Hearts Abound Checkerboard Cake

Love is in the air, and we have the best way to interpret it into a delicious cake using the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan. Your loved ones will definitely get the message with its assortment of fondant hearts.

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Instructions:

Step 1

Individually prepare 3 boxes white cake mix following package instructions;. In one portion of batter, gently stir in Rose Icing Color to desired shade. (Use clean toothpicks to transfer color from jar to batter.) Repeat with Red-Red Icing Color to color second portion; reserve last portion white.

Step 2

For bottom layer, place Batter Dividing Ring in the first prepared pan. Pour red-colored batter in outer section, place white batter in middle and rose-colored batter in center sections. Fill sections 2/3 full. Remove ring for pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. Rinse and completely dry ring.

Step 3

For top layer, place clean ring in second prepared pan. Pour rose-colored batter in outer circle, red-colored batter in middle section; use reserved white batter for center. Fill sections 2/3 full. Remove ring from pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. Rinse and completely dry ring.

Step 4

For middle layer, place clean and dry ring in third prepared pan. Pour white batter in outer section, pour rose-colored batter in middle section and pour red-colored batter in center. Fill sections 2/3 full. Remove ring from pan by carefully lifting straight up on handles. DO NOT PUT RING IN OVEN.

Step 5

Bake and cool cakes following package directions.

Step 6

Prepare buttercream icing and color light rose. Stack cakes on foil-wrapped cake circle and ice with light rose icing and spatula.

Step 7

Tint fondant 8 oz. deep rose and 8 oz. red; reserve 8 oz. white.

Step 8

Roll out each fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using the three smaller heart cutters from set, cut out five hearts per cutter size and in each color.

Step 9

Attach different sizes and colors of hearts to top and sides of cake with damp brush; overlapping some.

Step 10

Use tip 12 and rose icing to pipe bottom ball border.