The Rainbow Checkerboard

So this was my very first checkerboard rainbow cake! I can see myself making more in the future šŸ˜‰

I used a special checkerboard cake tin kit before you get too excited. Once the batter is in the pans, it looks like this:

Cake batter pans

The cake batter ready in the cake pans for baking

What I’ve learnt from this experimental cake was:

  • The ratio of batter for each layer’s divisions was 1:3:6
  • It would have been better had I used 2 quantities of cake mix / batter (in this instance I made my own butter cake)
  • The amount of buttercream frosting that I used was 3/4 of the frosting recipe. And that was enough to do the cake, and also used to make extra cake pops with all the cut-offs after leveling the cakes.
Side-top view of the cake

Side-top view of the cake

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Close up of the side of the cake

The first slice of cake cut out

The first slice of cake cut out

Rainbow checkerboard cake

Behold: the rainbow checkerboard effect!

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