Red, White and True Blue Checkerboard Cake
This firecracker of a cake will put smiles on the faces of friends and family during your patriotic celebrations. It?s easy to make using the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan!
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: None
Red, White and True Blue Checkerboard Cake is rated out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandys29 from I made this cake for a church picnic. I copied closely the picture on this website. It was a huge hit! Everyone thinks Im so talented, but I just copy others talents! I planned ahead on what I would need to make it look the way I wanted. I made fondant stars a few days before. I stuck them to tooth picks so they would stand up on the cake. I used 3 cake mixes. I would rather have leftover batter or cut some cake off, then to have a wimpy looking cake. I am planning to make another checkerboard cake this week for my step daughter's birthday. Im thinking pink and white...or yellow and chocolate. Decisions...decisions. i thought it was a fun and beautiful cake. Take your time decorating!
Date published: 2012-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLaursen23 from I made this the other day and it turned out great! I had previously made a checkerboard cake with just 2 cake mixes, and I ended up with enough batter left over to make several cupcakes. Using three mixes is way too much, in my opinion. I did the same thing for my 4th of July cake and just used 2 mixes, and still had leftover batter. It is a bit time consuming but worth the effort!!
Date published: 2011-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHF from This is a great cake to make for the 4th of July holiday. As another reviewer said, once it was cut into, everyone wanted a piece. I also did not make the fondant stars. Instead, I sprinkled white pearl nonpareils on top. The recipe calls for 3 cake recipes or mixes. This leaves a lot of excess. I think with a bit of proper judgment, you could use just one recipe or mix. If you use a mix and decide to use one mix, have a second one on hand just in case. Also, the recipe says to fill the pan 2/3 full. Definitely do this! I filled my pan 3/4 full and it puffed up so much I had to cut a lot off. Also, during transport by car the top layer cracked at the color seam. This may have been due to me trimming the cake too much or perhaps it is just the nature of the checkerboard cake. I would definitely make it again!
Date published: 2011-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by Miss you Duncan from I tried the checkerboard cake for Easter and it fell apart while icing. This time around I made a lemon cake and decorated for 4th of July as per directions. It came out great with fandant stars a hit with the kids. Thanks Wilton for another great idea.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by kandeel from im going to make a canada version of this cause im canadian with the same sides white icing on to and maple leafs sticking out
Date published: 2011-07-04