I Need Help Please With A Checkerboard Kinda Cake.

Decorating By cookiecakemonster Updated 22 Sep 2008 , 12:51pm by mwinga

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cookiecakemonster Posted 21 May 2008 , 2:23am
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I've been looking around and so has she but she hasn't found anything.
I've been decorating a short time so i'm lost for ideas.

this is what she wrote to me.


Bllack and white checkerboard fondant and red flowers. Probably carnations and roses, maybe some baby's breath. I don't know. Do you work with fresh flowers? If not, I could add them on myself after I get the cake. I've been trying to find a picture to match what I'm thinking of, but so far no luck.



There is a photo in the gallery that i can't find. It's the one they have on the first page for the quinciañera gallery.

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cookiecakemonster Posted 21 May 2008 , 4:52am
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Thank you i really appreciate it!!!!!



Does anyone know how i would do the checkers??
Do i cover in white and then do the squares one by one??


Thanks!

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cocobean Posted 21 May 2008 , 5:18am
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Thats what it looks like to me. All white fondant with black shapes applied after. Anyone else?

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twooten173 Posted 21 May 2008 , 5:26am
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It looks like only the black is fondant. BTW, look into buying fondant or satin ice that is already black. Black is hard work!

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aztomcat Posted 21 May 2008 , 5:57am
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I agree with twooten....buy your black. Its a nightmare to make.

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gottabakenow Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:21pm
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and be careful about letting her put the flowers on- that could make for a disaster.

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chutzpah Posted 21 May 2008 , 5:54pm
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I've done two chessboard cakes. I covered in white and then measured the surface of the cake and then cut out black squares using a ruler.

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chutzpah Posted 21 May 2008 , 6:06pm
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I just posted my pics.

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mwinga Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 12:51pm
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do the base in white, then cut out white squares using fondant square blocks and replace with black blocks - have a look at cake done called "chessboad" on display

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