Checkerboard Please!

Decorating By Peet Updated 4 Nov 2008 , 2:30pm by grama_j

Peet Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 11:27am
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Hi all,

I would like to make a Cars cake for my 3yo son's bday. I want the side of the cake to be checkerboard. After several tries I still can't get the lines nice ans straight. icon_cry.gif Any tips?? If I don't get it right I probably make it a two tier cake instead of a sheet cake. Just a whole other design...

Thanks for the help!!


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Eisskween Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 11:54am
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Did you try measuring with a ruler to make sure the spaces are even that are to be filled in? Not sure what you mean by not being able to get them even.

Enjoy your day! icon_biggrin.gif

*Edited to remove word duplication. Need more coffee! icon_rolleyes.gif

grama_j Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 12:00pm
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Are you using fondant ? How are you measuring your squares ?

tcbalgord Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 12:41pm
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When I did mine, I did 2x2 squares from mmf and then laid the ruler down to make sure I placed them in a straight line. HTH

Good luck

Peet Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 1:34pm
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Mmm. I replied but it didn't showed up. I used fondant and a cutting mat. But I think I should have used black squares on a white background. I tried to cut all squares and put them together. Make sense..?? I will try some more, his birthday is not untill December 15th, so I still have plenty of time!



tcbalgord Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 1:39pm
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Here is the one I did.

I cut both black and white squares so it would be more flat. I attached them to the board using a little BC and let it sit out over night to harden. The board i used was an old entertainment center shelf, so it was rather large and square.

grama_j Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 1:44pm
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I made one awhile back, and iced the cake in white, and just did the black parts in fondant......

antonia74 Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 1:55pm
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Yeah, I did the same thing. The cake was white, so i just stuck on squares of black fondant, just cut with a square cookie cutter...

Peet Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 2:02pm
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Gramaj, that is exactly what I was looking for. I love it. I am planning on a sheet cake with a racetrack... But how you made the side is what I had in mind... This will help me very much!

I can't believe I didn't even consider sticking the fondant straight onto the BC...

Thanks again for the help!!

Antonia 74, love that cake! Looks very nice..

you are giving me great inspiration...


grama_j Posted 4 Nov 2008 , 2:30pm
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You're welcome, Peet........ ANTIOIA74...... Your cake is FABULOUS !!

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