Learn how to make this adorable gingham basket weave cake. The beautiful and bright colors in the gorgeous basket weave pattern makes this the perfect centerpiece for any a shower, children’s birthday party or any other spring or summer celebration. We have everything you need to learn how to make your own easy and colorful gingham checkerboard cake here!
Bake cake. Prepare white cake batter according to recipe, divide into 4 portions. Tint batter according to formulas listed. Following the directions on the Checkerboard Cake Pan packaging, bake and cool cake.
Assemble cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Position first layer on cake board. Use spatula and icing to ice top smooth. Position second layer on top of first. Use spatula and icing to ice top smooth. Position final layer. Use spatula and icing to ice entire cake smooth.
Tint Icing. Tint buttercream icing according to formulas listed, ½ cup per color.
Leaf Green Icing Color + Lemon Yellow Icing Color for Green Shown
Sky Blue Icing Color + Kelly Green Icing Color for Blue Shown
Christmas Red Icing Color + Royal Blue Icing Color for Purple Shown
Creamy Peach Icing Color + Orange Icing Color for Orange Shown
Ice Cake. Prepare decorating bags with tinted icing and Tip 3. Pipe basket weave on marked vertical line ¼ in. apart. Horizontal lines are ¼ in. apart. Change color every 1 ¼ in.
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.