Red and Green Checkerboard Christmas Cake

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Red and Green Checkerboard Christmas Cake
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 2 box cake mixes
  • buttercream icing
  • royal icing decorations
  • red and green mini tree sprinkles
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • checkerboard cake pan
  • spatula
  • tip #16
  • pastry bag
Mix cake mix according to package directions. Color one mix red and other green. Use batter divider that comes with checkerboard pan set to alternate color of batter in pan. Fill two cake pans with red on the outside ring and one with green on the outside. Bake as directed and allow cakes to cool. Place one cake with red outside ring on cakeboard. Spread thin layer of buttercream. Place cake with green outside on top. Spread another layer of buttercream and place final layer on top. Cover entire cake with buttercream. Use the tip of an offset spatula and touch the icing and pull away; repeating all over cake to create swirls. Use a pastry bag fitted with #16 and pipe shell border around bottom edge of cake. Sprinkle mini trees over border. Place royal icing figures on top of cake.
Checkerboard Cake Pan Set
Checkerboard Cake Pan Set
52-3813
Unit: 1 set / 4 pcs. total
8" Angled Icing Spatula
8" Angled Icing Spatula
33-200
Unit: 1
Super Red Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8020)
Super Red Americolor® Soft Gel...
ACR-120
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Mini Red and Green Trees Edible Confetti Sprinkles
Mini Red and Green Trees Edibl...
78-11452
Unit: 2.8 oz. jar
12" Clear Disposable Decorating Bags
12" Clear Disposable Decoratin...
31-55
Unit: 12/pkg.
#16 Open Star Stainless Steel Tip
#16 Open Star Stainless Steel ...
30-16
Unit: 1
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8011)
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Ge...
ACR-111
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle