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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  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:

    So gorgeous! I love the contrast of the organic roses with the geometric inside. What a cute surprise! And the soft neutral color is so beautiful.

  • the baking cup - carolina says:

    such a beautiful cake Amanda! Great job 🙂

  • Meera says:

    Love that cake!

  • Mary Patterson says:

    I make this cake every Memorial Weekend for The Indianapolis 500 race … only in black and white cake like a checkered flag. It’s a “ta da” moment when race party newbies cut into the cake. Your roses are gorgeous. I wish I could master them.

  • Wendi says:

    Oh, my! Love, love, love the cake and the cake stand. You are so very talented, thank you for sharing!

  • Debbie says:

    I am going to make this! I have a friend that collects Mackenzie Childs and this will be perfect for her birthday. Thank you for the offer to win also!

  • Jany & Josh @ Home Sweet Sunshine says:

    Wow, what a beautiful cake! It would be so perfect for a tea birthday party. Love it!

  • Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights says:

    Hi Amanda,
    As always your rose cakes have always inspired me. Even I’ve done the exact same combo Checkboard cake with roses for my blog’s first anniversary. Its just such a pretty combo…pretty both inside and out 🙂
    I did share the snaps with you once, here’s its again if you’d like to see :


    • Amanda says:

      Ah yes! Such a beautiful cake you made!

      • Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights says:

        Thank you 🙂

  • Laurie in MN says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous! I love your cakes and I love MC–

    When I win the lottery I am buying this:

  • besa says:

    Another gorgeous rose cake from your skilled hands Amanda. It is just so pretty and your talents are amazing. Inspired by your rose cakes I have also decorated my banana & kiwi fruit cake with roses. While decorating my cake, I ran out of white cream so I grabbed a package of chocolate mouse from my pantry and filled the rest of the cake surface with chocolate mouse roses. It was my first time that I piped such roses so I was quite happy how those turned out. Thank you for your great tutorials and for sharing.

  • Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    Such a gorgeous cake and what a fabulous giveaway!

  • Terry says:

    This cake is too pretty to cut ~except you must to see this wonderfulness inside!!♥

  • Joan - My Cookie Clinic says:

    Amanda, the soft yellow color in the cake and frosting look so elegant with the cake stand and server. . . superb photography too!

  • Susan Faia Eaton says:

    Amanda, thanks for doing this giveaway! I never heard of this company and like their style of products. Your checkerboard cake is gorgeous.

    I would love this prize!:-)

  • Tonya says:

    Love the cake and the lovely cakestand and server as well. I love it when the food and servers compliment each other!

  • Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker says:

    This cake is beautiful! I love how the colors on the inside of the cake goes with the roses and the cake stand! You did a wonderful job!

  • Julie says:

    I love the design of the cake stand and your cake is adorable.

  • Lauren Oldhouser says:

    Wow! Seriously my favorite cake… Covered in roses<3. Now I just need to get out of my box and make it just as beautiful on the inside! Winning that gift card sure would be wonderful… Thank you for the chance:)

  • Cheryl says:

    Awesome-can’t wait to try this.

  • Kathie says:

    Love the checkerboard colors of this cake. Not the typical very dark & light colors. Very pretty!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Amanda, this cake is simply gorgeous! I love the subtle difference in the colors for the checkerboard pattern. It makes it look so elegant. Great job!

  • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says:

    This is such a beautiful cake, I just love your frosting!

  • Sab says:

    This is simply amazing! I’m going to have to attempt this. I’m so impressed and constantly in awe of the things you come up with. Thank you for keep this blog so interesting!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Stunning stunning cake Amanda! I love the checkerboard on the inside!!!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    Your rose cakes are so beautiful, friend!