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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  • Claire says:

    Seriously. You are a flippin genious!
    Coolest thing I have ever seen! EVER!!

  • Lyndsay Renée says:

    This cake is sooooo beautiful, I entered your draw so I could try and make the very same cake for our summer family reunion this summer (haven’t seen my sister in 7 years!) She would be floored haha



  • diane king says:

    that cake makes me hungry!!!

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  • Melissa says:

    Can I admit something here? I love cool “insides” of cakes but I am too chicken to make them. I remember staring at your heart tutorial for hours but I still couldn’t get up the guts to make it. Your checkboard cake is perfect. But I am going to get over my fear and give this a shot.

    • Amanda says:

      Melissa… you are such a talented baker. You can TOTALLY do it! 🙂

  • Susan P says:

    There was no “Like” button on one of your rafflecopter entries….I believe it was the Like for I Am Baker….?

  • Cookie says:

    I made an ombré rose cake for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower yesterday. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

  • Cat says:

    That is so beautiful! I tend to think of checkerboard cakes as being “black and white” but your creation is so much more delicate and elegant looking! LOVE it! Oh, and love the stand and server too gorgeous!


  • Susan Branham says:

    OMG! I just looked at their catalog and if I win, which I would absolutley love too, I would have such a hard time choosing how I wanted to spend the money. So beautiful and whimsical! Love the cake too! Have done this rosette design and it turns out very elegant. Thank you!

  • Becca from says:

    Oh my gosh, Amanda… That cake is STUNNING! I’d love to have an ounce of your talent. Even for just ONE DAY! 🙂

  • jcharper says:

    My daughter’s favorite birthday cake has been chocolate and vanilla checkerboard. That may change now. I appreciate this post. I would purchase the cake stand!

  • Pam, in NC says:

    I *love* the design!!!!!!!!!! And I LOVE their stuff!!!!!!!!! Just beautiful!!

  • Patty Jensen says:

    This is so beautiful!!! I MUST do this for Mother’s Day!! And, as a side note, I have October 8th circled on my calendar. Cannot wait!!! I love, love, love your blog and all your ideas!

  • Summer says:

    This is so elegant and understated. Beautiful cake. A friend did this checkerboard pattern once but in bold colors. The yellow and white is perfect for adults. Wow! this giveaway would spruce up my home for summer. lol

  • Anastasia says:

    this is just cool.

  • Terri C says:

    This cake is too pretty to eat, so pretty on the stand!

  • Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    i have got to try this, but I will admit if it turned out I would be devastated if anyone cut a piece and ruined it lol

  • Linda says:

    Oh my, this is just so beautiful…..I love their product but it’s that cake that makes the stand!

  • Jessica says:

    As usual, your cakes rock! The rose cakes are my favorites! 😉

  • Raschell says:

    My God, your talent is unbelievable. I can’t wait to order your cookbook. Thanks for your tutorials; folks like me need them!

  • Heather Christo says:

    it’s just so, so pretty Amanda 🙂

  • Addie says:

    I have admired your rose cake for a while. Now you put it over the top with the checkered inside. Love it.

  • Maria in NJ says:

    Amanda how are you feeling these days? I hope all is well with you and your husband…the cake is stunning I love the colors…and thank you for a chance to win this great prize…

  • Addie says:

    LOVE Mackenzie-Childs. I had too many favorites to choose from. Love the little tables, drawer pull, cake carrier, cake plates, tea pots, benches, garden gate, planters Ooooooooolalala.