Wilton® Checkerboard Pastel Easter Cake

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by Wilton® Design Team

Wilton® Checkerboard Pastel Easter Cake

Color heralds the arrival of spring—flowers, green grass and blue skies at last! This Easter, bring spring colors into play with a pastel twist on a classic checkerboard cake. The Wilton® Checkerboard Pastel Easter Basket Cake showcases three colors in one cake for bright, beautiful slices that will delight family and friends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling time for the cakes.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare each package White cake mix following package instructions using water, oil and egg whites; keep batters separate.
  • 3
    Gently stir Violet icing color to desired shade into 1 bowl of batter (use clean toothpicks to transfer color from jar to batter); repeat with Rose and Golden Yellow icing colors and remaining bowls of batter.
  • 4
    Place batter dividing ring into first pan; spray pan and ring with vegetable pan spray.
  • 5
    Fill each section two-thirds full as follows: Violet colored batter in center, Golden Yellow colored batter in middle section, Rose colored batter in outside section. Gently tap pan on counter; remove ring and wash well.
  • 6
    Repeat in second pan, filling center with Golden Yellow, middle section with Rose and outside section with Violet colored batters.
  • 7
    Repeat in third pan, filling center with Rose, middle section with Violet and outside section with Golden Yellow colored batters.
  • 8
    Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  • 9
    Tint half-cup White icing Kelly Green. Assemble cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board, spreading thin layer of icing between layers. Spatula ice cake with White icing.
  • 10
    Pipe tip 48 basketweave in White icing on sides of cake.
  • 11
    Add tip 18 rope border, also in White, on top cake edge.
  • 12
    Pipe Green icing pullout tip 233 grass bottom border; add several "tufts" of green pullout grass on top of cake. Arrange icing decorations randomly in grass at bottom.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Violet 104103416
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Golden Yellow 104103403
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Kelly Green 104103421
  • Wilton® Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 16 oz. 104105028 (2)
  • Wilton® Royal Icing Decorations Flower 104727096
  • White Cake Mix - divided
  • 18.25 oz. each (3)
  • 4 Cups of Water - divided
  • 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil - divided
  • 9 Egg Whites - divided
  • Wilton® Checkerboard Cake Set 104103297
  • Wilton® Cake Release™ 104105008
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 18 104103100
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 48 104103115
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 233 104103109
  • Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags 16 inch 12 pc. 104105232
  • 4 Medium Bowls (for making different colors of Icing and holding Batters)