- 2 to 4 cakes
- Serrated knife
- Buttercream icing
- 2 to 3 cutters in the shape of the cake
- Palette knife
Bake the cakes with the idea of having at least three layers to provide a clear checkered pattern and planning on four layers for best results. The cakes used should obviously be flavors that have contrasting colors such as vanilla and chocolate or lemon with strawberry. Obviously, a white chocolate cake and vanilla cake will not create a stunning clear pattern!
After the cakes are baked make sure they are chilled completely before attempting to cut and reassemble the design. A chilled cake will be firmer and less “crumby” and your finished product will be more of a success.