I mean the checkerboard pattern? I don't have an airbush, so what would be the best way to do it? How about the handle, Would you put wite underneath, would gumpaste be best? How would I get it to stand? put skewers in the bases of handle? I dont want it to fall or droop.
W/o an airbrush you are going to have to cut each one of those little sqs and piece it together
For the handle, yep, gumpaste OR a 50/50 gp & fondant is the way to go. Make it as far ahead as you can so it has time to dry. Yes, Iwould use skewers or those extra long toothpicks.
Here is a tip. I did a red/white check tablecloth cake. I used believe Marion Frost quilted cutter. This way all the squares were exactly the same. You could use fondant or candy clay for the squares. Goodluck.
or you could color the fondant/icing the lighter color and use the cutter nesweetcake mentioned and brush the darker color on every other square...
oooooooorrrrrrrrrrrr, you could get a checkerboard stencil from the paint section of the craft store and brush on the color....
orrrrrrrrrr a small square foam stamper to apply the darker colored squares(may require guide lines)
I'd try brushing the colour like pp mentioned. Cutting out each individual square might be really difficult trying to line up each square properly and making sure the fondant doesn't stretch while you are lifting it up.
I'd love to see a picture of your finished cake.
I love all your input, still dont know which method to use. I like the stamp idea. Will post pic when done. thanks.
even if you used an airbrush, there would be alot of under spray. i would make a stamp out of a piece of 50/50 and stamp the squares on. i did this once for a cake and it works well.
I haven't done anything nearly as complicated as this cake would be, but I have had 2 experiences with checkerboard. The first time I tried to cut each square out and line them up.... it didn't work as well as I hoped. Because if they don't line up perfectly then everything looks all weird. The second time I used guide lines marked with a cutter to paint every other square with the color I wanted. In my opinion, that worked out much better. It took a little longer, but I think it looked nicer.
Hope that helps! Good luck! I'm sure it'll be great!
cute cake - love the shoe border
Awesome job! The checkerboard pattern looks so perfect- great idea to weave the strips! The shoes are wonderful- great touches all the way around!
Wow...the cake turned out fabulous! Love the way your checkerboard turned out. Thanks for the tip on how to make it.
It came out greeeeeeeeeeat! Now, we have yet another way of getting the checkerboard effect! I think I like the idea of doing it that way best!
Another brilliant idea! Your cake IS awesome.
Great job! Love the shoes
Great job on the checkerboard effect! Love the cake!