My daughter wants a black and white checkerboard pattern on a round tiered birthday cake. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Do I start at the top or bottom and how do I keep it even? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
You could paint it - I would think that may be easier. Or use a printed wafer paper (though expensive)...(someone suggested to me for tartan)
If you can't find the right pattern, then you could take a photo (or a print off the internet) of a checkerboard and have it printed onto a sheet of rice/wafter paper at a cake decorating store. I know they'll do a tartan pattern for me, but it's $24 for a 7X10- not cheap! But if you buy fondant, then this could end up about the same price, as you'd use BC under it, I understand. Good luck!
start at the top edge then work your way in to the center and down from the edge, this way you have a perfect line going around the most visible edge, i cover in white and add black squares (turned on there sides) i do many topsy cakes and checkers are a big part