Rose Covered Checkerboard Cake

filed under: Rose + Rosette Cakes · Surprise Inside Cakes on April 29, 2013

I had no intentions of making a Rose Cake.  I was actually planning on doing a tutorial for this cake, but something happened.

I was so inspired by the whimsical beauty of the MacKenzie-Childs products, I just couldnt help myself!  Since I knew the interior was a checkboard design, I thought the soft Rosette’s would be the perfect compliment.

 Original Rose Cake on Mackenzie-Childs Parchment Check Cake Stand

In addition the the cake interior, the Rose’s seemed a perfect compliment to the beautiful cake stand the cake was sitting on.

To  pipe the rose’s I followed my Original Rose Cake Tutorial.

Rose Covered Checkerboard Cake!

For the interior I slightly modified my Vertical Layer Cake Tutorial.  I made the layers white and a pale yellow, trying to replicate the same design that is on the cake stand and accessories.

Then, instead of placing the same color layers directly on top of each other, I just switched out the layers to make a checkerboard pattern.  SO easy!  Of course, you can always buy the checkerboard pan too. 😉

Checkerboard Cake covered in Rosette's!

Wouldn’t this cake be fun customized to your favorite colors?  Maybe a favorite football team for a Superbowl party?  I love the idea of adding a bit of a feminine touch to the party!

Find a full tutorial (with VIDEO) on how to make a checkerboard cake here!

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  • Jan n says:

    Gorgeous cake

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    This cake and your photos are absolutely beautiful! And don’t get me started on the MacKenzie-Childs…I’ve recently fallen in love…sighhhhhh….

  • Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon says:

    Wow, that cake of yours is absolutely stunning! Almost too pretty to eat! Almost….. and MacKenzie-Childs? Love their stuff!

  • shanshea says:

    so pretty! i love everything 🙂

  • Margot C says:

    That cake is so beautiful; I’m so impressed!

  • Deborah says:

    This cake is simply stunning!

  • Linda says:

    Definitely a cake stand, or two from Mackenzie Child for my beautiful rosé cake!

  • D SCHMIDT says:

    I really like the Antique White Round Mirror but honestly everything on that site is amazing.
    Your cake is breathtaking, I wish I had that talent.

  • nettie moore says:

    That is the most beautiful cake, I have been in love with Mackenzie Childs everything, I even registered for wedding items, 20 yrs ago!

  • Linda Falabella says:

    You are really amazing! Every time I see another one of your creations, I want to try it. I tried using a checkerboard pan to put a cross in the middle of a cake, but the colors did not stay sharp. The mixes floated together. Gee I wish cakes were calorie free.

  • Uju says:

    Hello Amanda ! I would be so grateful if you could go over how you did the checkerboard pattern. I’m really bad at getting things without a picture and I cannot figure out how you did it !!! Pls *bats eyelashes*

  • Hans Dutchie says:


    How can I put this in my box?

    Kind regards,


  • Samantha says:

    Beautiful! I am a fanatic for baking cakes. Can you please tell me how you made the checkered cake.. Thank you so much!