July 29, 2010

Checkerboard Cake

In my last post before I “Vanished”, I stated of sharing the Checkerboard Cake recipe. Now after almost three months I was able to share it with you all. Truly good that I kept a nexus to intertwine this big gap. Checkerboard Cake is very easy to make, only the trick is, you have to have the checkerboard cake baking set. I bought the set from Joann Store in a sell price of $7.00.The original price of it varies from $12-$16. I blindly followed the instructions as well as the recipe just given in the back of the package. The checkers of my cake didn’t come out that neat as in the picture it’s shown. I consider it OK for a first time experimenter.

Here is the instruction and recipe on the back of the package:

A piece of the Cake:-
The whole Cake:-

I decorated my Checkerboard cake with the Fondant roll. Here I am giving few designing tips about how to make Leaf, big and mini Rose flower.Only few things you have to keep in mind:

1. Always keep butter or shortening handy while decorating your cake with Fondant roll.

2. Keep the surface platform on which you will be working greased with butter or shortening for easy handling Fondant roll.

3. Always work with the approx amount of fondant what you exactly need. Fondant gets hard very soon. Therefore always keep the extra roll in an air tight container or a zip lock.

4. If you feel your Fondant has become hard, put it in to Kitchen Towel tissue and microwave it for 5-6 seconds. It you want more softness then heat it for a minute or so. Don’t over heat and be careful of burning your hands as fondant gets too hot if you over heat it.

5. To Colour your Fondant, always use toothpicks and add colour starting with a tip ting each at a time till you get the colour after your mind. In every colour addition make sure that you have mixed the colour well in the fondant. Use individual tooth pick for each colour.

How to make a leaf:-

Step 1:-
Make a ball.
Step 2:-
Flat it in a shape of a leaf.
Step 3 & 4:-
Take a tooth pick and give the impression of the veins.
Step 5:-
With a swift hand give the leaf a twist to look more lively.



 How to make a big Rose:-




Step 1:-
Make a ball.
Step 2:-
Flat it in a round shape .
Step 3:-
Fold it in half very softly, don't press it.
Step 4:-
Then from one side start roll it towards the other end. Do it very softly with out any press.
Step 5:-
Your Rose is ready.


How to make a mini Rose:-



Step 1:-
Make a small ball.
Step 2:-
Flat it in a round shape .
Step 3:-
Fold it in half very softly, don't press it.
Step 4:-
Then from one side start roll it towards the other end. Do it very softly with out any press.
Step 5:-
Your mini Rose is ready.

Once you start to play with the fondant you will feel that your creativity and different designing ideas are driving you crazy to give them a form. You can make different shapes of flowers, leaves, different shapes etc just using intelligence and the mere equipments. The cookie cutters work very well. You can also get lots of Fondant designing tools in the stores. You will also get a handful of designing tips on the net too.


Check out my other Fondant Cake HERE.

 

35 comments:

uma said...

at last you posted ur daughter's b'day cake..
loved both the checker board and the decoration.. well explained.

Kamalika said...

Yea Uma.....at last I am able to so....thanks for the comment....

Swathi said...

Kamalika,

Checker board cake looks delicious and gorgeous. Regarding the decorations, i am still novice,unable to make good one.

Kamalika said...

Dear Swati even I used to think that this kind of decoration was too hard...but after doing it found it too easy...try it....

PranisKitchen said...

kamalika
thats so delicious cake.. and how nicely u r explaining the decorative part.. seems its not so easy u did it perfectly

Sayantani said...

ki sundor hoeche cake ta dekhte. ami kabar baniechilam tabe cake bake kore tarpare kete assemble korechilam. hectic but the end result was good. meye cake dekhe khushi?

Sushma Mallya said...

Wow its really beautiful kamalika, your daughter must have loved it...Nicely shown and explained...very nice one..

Kamalika said...

Thanks Prani,Sayantani & Sushma....

Jay said...

wat a fabulous post dear. clicks are awesome and self explanatory. Keep up the great work

Priya said...

Omg, wat a gorgeous, pretty looking beatiful cake, looks awesome dear..thanks for showly how to make rose, will be very useful for many of us..

Jaya said...

Kamalika,

orey baap rey! ki shondor cake and fondant decorations..ami to bodhaye jibone korte parbo na :-)..onek patience er kaaj ...
lovely and delicious cake ..
hugs and smiles

Suja Sugathan said...

Gorgeous cake..beautifully decorated..nicely shown and explained..love it.

Mary said...

This is such a lovely and unique cake. It is so lovely to see that people still make it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

N S said...

Cake looks delicious and excellent. Nice designing tips.

Vrinda said...

Nicely done..i dont hav a pan,i had tried this without a pan

Kamalika said...

Feeling so glad that you all liked it..thanks a lot for your appreciation....

Indrani said...

Hi Kamalika,
You were also way from blogging, me too...had to change home after the hacking thing, You found me, feels nice...I can't blog or bloghop so regularly nowadays, come to my blog whenever you can...
You are a perfect baker...checkerboard cake and decoration both are so professional, just perfect..great tips and pics

Aparna S Mallya said...

Awesome! I loved yr fondant work. I'm planning to join some classes soon.

Priya said...

great recipe kamalika...I have seen the kit in stores...U did a good job n made it to perfect...

Kamalika said...

THanks everybody for your lovely comments....

Ana Powell said...

Wow, well done.
Awesome work, so beautiful.
Excellent step by step post and fondant work.
Your cake is absolutely breathtaking.
Did you celebrate any special occasion?
Wishing you a great weekend ♥

Deeba PAB said...

What a beautifully done cake! It's gorgeous!!

Kamalika said...

@Ana,Thanks... I am so glad that you liked it....I made this cake to celebrate my daughter's 3rd birthday.....

@Deeba, Thanks for the comment and thanks for visiting my blog too....do visit again....

PJ said...

oh wow, looks so delicious! its an artistic work indeed... very well done.

Barbara Bakes said...

I've often thought about buying the checkerboard pan set. It's so fun. Love the decoration.

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! That is so impressive..Great job!! Beautiful pictures..

Guna's kitchen said...

first time here ... Cake luks delicious and loved the way u explained...nice presentation

u have lovely space and good collection of recipes.. if u find time viist my blog.. happy to follow u

Kamalika said...

THanks everybody for your lovely comments....

@GUna, THanks for visiting my blog...Pls do visit again.... will surely visit you blog....

MaryMoh said...

That's such a beautiful cake! Thanks very much for showing how to make the leaf and the flower....fantastic! Must be so fun to make. I would love to try.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Perfect and yum looking cake....love that fondant choice of color too.....

Kamalika said...

Thanks dear for the comments...

@ Kitchen Flavours, Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment..pls do visit again...

Pavithra Srihari said...

omg, if u call this not perfect , then I can imagine what a perfectionist u must be ... it looks so beautiful ...

Shabs.. said...

Hi kamalika...
Thx for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments...
U have a great space in here and ur cake decorating skill is amzing...thx for all the tips...will vivit again.
Love,
shabs.

Soma said...

ore babare! this is just awesome. Don't really know how u do it,e ven if you make it looks super easy.

I don't think I could do this!!

Shanthi said...

Its awesome and well presented