Starkie Posted 3 May 2008 , 11:27pm
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I want to make a 10" or 12" square cake, with chocolate and vanilla checkerboard pattern on the inside. I can't wrap my head around how to do this! I have the checkerboard pan, but that is only for a round cake pan. How can I do this for a square pan?

TIA!
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CakeDiva73 Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:17am
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I don't see how you could do this without the appropriate pans - and the square checkerboard pan I have seen is only an 8 or 9 inch.....Other than cutting the cakes into strips and staggering them?? Yikes...

I will have to keep an eye on this thread and see what happens. Doug, who is a genius, will probably come by with the perfect solution and I will say "Duh!".

mindywith3boys Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:25am
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This is so easy! and you don't need any special pans. You just put you two different cake batters in two large ziplock bags and snip a corner off. Then on the first cake you start with say your chocolate, you pipe about a 1-2 inch band of chocolate batter around the outer rim of the cake pan. Then with the yellow, you pipe a 1-2 inch band just on the inside of the chocolate. The you pipe a chocolate band, the yellow. until you fill the pan. Then, on the next layer you start with the opposite color.

I hope you understand, If not I can try to explain it better!

~Mindy

Starkie Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:32am
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That's a great idea! Does the batter not start seeping into the middle while you are piping in around?

I will definitely have to try this one!

MessiET Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by mindywith3boys

This is so easy! and you don't need any special pans. You just put you two different cake batters in two large ziplock bags and snip a corner off. Then on the first cake you start with say your chocolate, you pipe about a 1-2 inch band of chocolate batter around the outer rim of the cake pan. Then with the yellow, you pipe a 1-2 inch band just on the inside of the chocolate. The you pipe a chocolate band, the yellow. until you fill the pan. Then, on the next layer you start with the opposite color.




Brilliant!!

mindywith3boys Posted 4 May 2008 , 12:39am
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I does flow to the center a little, but if you make it a little bit thicker, with say a pudding mix, it shouldn't be too bad. I have never made one with the special pans, and you probably won't get a "perfect" checker board, but it will definitely look like a checker board as long as you keeps your "stripes" of batter roughly the same size.

~Mindy

delacruzprofessionalcakes Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 4:18am
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I'm curious to know if you made the checkerboard cake...did the technique work? Did you take photos?

sanchezw9218 Posted 29 Feb 2012 , 4:45pm
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i know this post is like 4 yrs later but there is a better way bake two cakes one chocolate n the other vanilla then when they cool down find various square objects about 3 each has to be smaller than the one before . then u cut out the squares from the cakes. after, u interchange them so one layer has the pattern of chocolate/white chocolate white chocolate. do the same to the other one then layer and frost. look at pic for more clear idea

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MjieoKH3onA/SERqLU_aHFI/AAAAAAAABB8/8rlFP0dxbkQ/s320/032.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.meganscookin.com/how-to-make-a-checkered-cake&h=240&w=320&sz=22&tbnid=RxYxl6QOld9GUM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcheckered%2Bcake%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=checkered+cake&docid=cmzB_4MpJuEXWM&sa=X&ei=BFVOT9m6J-iSiAK745XMCw&ved=0CEsQ9QEwAQ&dur=491

sing Posted 29 Feb 2012 , 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by sanchezw9218

i know this post is like 4 yrs later but there is a better way bake two cakes one chocolate n the other vanilla then when they cool down find various square objects about 3 each has to be smaller than the one before . then u cut out the squares from the cakes. after, u interchange them so one layer has the pattern of chocolate/white chocolate white chocolate. do the same to the other one then layer and frost. look at pic for more clear idea

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MjieoKH3onA/SERqLU_aHFI/AAAAAAAABB8/8rlFP0dxbkQ/s320/032.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.meganscookin.com/how-to-make-a-checkered-cake&h=240&w=320&sz=22&tbnid=RxYxl6QOld9GUM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcheckered%2Bcake%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=checkered+cake&docid=cmzB_4MpJuEXWM&sa=X&ei=BFVOT9m6J-iSiAK745XMCw&ved=0CEsQ9QEwAQ&dur=491




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