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Checkerboard Pastel Easter Basket Cake

Checkerboard Pastel Easter Basket Cake showcases three colors in one cake for colorful slices that will delight family and friends. Checkerboard Cake Pan Set, with three cake pans and a ringed insert, makes it easy to get perfect results every time.
Makes: Cake serves 20.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare each package white cake mix following package instructions using water, oil and egg whites; keep batters separate.

Step 2

Gently stir violet icing color to desired shade into 1 bowl of batter (use clean toothpicks to transfer color from jar to batter); repeat with rose and yellow icing colors and remaining bowls of batter.

Step 3

Place batter dividing ring into first pan; spray pan and ring with vegetable pan spray.

Step 4

Fill each section two-thirds full as follows: violet colored batter in center, yellow colored batter in middle section, rose colored batter in outside section. Gently tap pan on counter; remove ring and wash well.

Step 5

Repeat in second pan, filling center with yellow, middle section with rose and outside section with violet colored batters.

Step 6

Repeat in third pan, filling center with rose, middle section with violet and outside section with yellow colored batters.

Step 7

Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 8

To decorate: Tint half-cup icing green. Assemble cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board, spreading thin layer of icing between layers. Spatula ice cake with icing.

Step 9

Pipe tip 48 basketweave on sides of cake.

Step 10

Add tip 18 rope border on top cake edge.

Step 11

Pipe green pullout tip 233 grass bottom border; add several "tufts" of green pullout grass on top of cake (optional).

Step 12

Arrange icing decorations randomly in grass at bottom.

Convenient decorating tip: Spatula ice cake top and sides. Add green pullout star tip 18 "grass" to top and bottom borders. Place icing decorations randomly into "grass."

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Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing

2 Ready-To-Use Decorator Icing

white cake mix

3 pkgs white cake mix (divided, 18.25 oz. each)


4 cups water (divided)

vegetable oil

6 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)

egg whites

9 egg whites (divided)




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Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.

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!

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Checkerboard Pastel Easter Basket Cake is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved making this cake. The checkerboard was fun, even though it was somewhat time consuming since there is only one insert in the set. I absolutely love doing the basket design on the cakes. It goes much faster than you would think and looks so nice.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really festive and cute for Easter- and my kids thought it was especially great!
Date published: 2012-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first cake that I baked and decorated. The checkerboard cake pan was simple to use and I had no issues during or after the baking process. Decorating was easy however being the first time trying the basketweave it was a bit difficult in the beginning but then I got the hang of it. The final cake was fantastic!! I brought it over to Easter dinner at my Aunt's and everyone was amazed by the cake. They actually couldn't believe I baked it. The best part was when they cut into it and took a slice out and were in aaaawwww because of the pastel checkerboard pattern. I give this cake two thumbs up and I will definately bake it again.
Date published: 2011-08-26
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