I love the look of nice looking sweets and desserts. When I see neat things, I often wonder how they were done. Like those cakes that look like checkerboards. For a long time I actually thought that people made different cakes and cut them up and then assembled them in the checkerboard. Silly, huh? I know now that you can make a checkerboard cake using Wilton’s Checkerboard Cake Set. For those of you that don’t know, Wilton is like the Batman of baking stuff. If you see a cool and decorative dessert, chances are it might have been made with a Wilton product or two. I call them the Batman of baking stuff because I think of the Batman movie, where the Joker says “where does he get those wonderful toys.” Wilton products are the wonderful toys of baking. I bought my first Wilton pan earlier this year and have been thrilled with it. Recently I received the opportunity to review another of their products, the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Set that I just mentioned.
ABOUT THE CHECKERBOARD CAKE SET
With this unique baking set, you’ll create cakes with an exciting multicolored pattern–there’s style in every slice! Baking is easy with the Batter Dividing Ring included. Just place the Dividing Ring in one of the three 9 x 2 in. pans in the set and follow instructions for adding dark and light colors of batter in the divisions. Repeat for 2 more layers, pouring the dark and light batters in opposite sections for the middle layer. Use the Dividing Ring’s easy-lift handles to lift out ring before baking, then stack cakes to form the checkerboard.
I received a Wilton Checkerboard Cake Set. You can do more then just bake cakes with it. I used it today to make a Candy Corn Cheesecake, as shown below. The set isn’t one pan, it’s three non-stick steel pans and a divider. At first I wondered how it would work, with only one divider. As it turns out, you don’t cook with the divider in the pan, so you just use the divider in one pan and then take it out and use it in the next. The pans have oversided handles for lifting out of the oven. Each pan holds 5 1/2 cups of batter. The package comes with instructions on how to make a yellow and chocolate cake. You can do lots of different things with the pattern. This set would have been perfect for the awareness walk that I hosted last weekend, I could have made a blue and yellow cake for Down Syndrome Awareness. The pans washed easily.
The Checkerboard Cake Set sells for approximately $15.99.
Here’s instructions on how to make Candy Corn Cheesecake.
- Orange Icing Color
- Easy-Add Orange Icing Color Add to shopping list Orange Icing Color
- Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Golden Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Golden Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Golden Yellow Icing Color
- 2 batches favorite no-bake cheesecake recipe
Makes: Cheesecake serves 12.
- Checkerboard Cake Pan
- Easy-Add Checkerboard Cake Pan Add to shopping list Checkerboard Cake Pan
- Angled Spatula
- Easy-Add Angled Spatula Add to shopping list Angled Spatula
- Disposable Decorating Bags
- Easy-Add Disposable Decorating Bags Add to shopping list Disposable Decorating Bags
Prepare 2 mixes of cheesecake batter following package directions.
Prepare 1 crust and place in bottom of pan following package directions.
Position Batter Dividing Ring in pan.
Fill center ring with batter to 1/4 in. from top of ring, level with top edge of pan. Tint remainder of batter yellow. Fill outer ring with batter. Tint remaining yellow batter orange and fill middle ring. Smooth each section with spatula dipped in warm water.
Note: *Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for bright yellow shown.
Carefully remove ring and smooth again with spatula if needed. (I discovered that I am a terrible smoother. Any tips on how to improve that are welcome.)
Refrigerate following package or recipe directions.
Be sure to check back tomorrow. I’ve got another post planned that will have another recipe and a great giveaway.
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About the Author: NJ Mom of 2 boys. Social media enthusiast. Blogger. Freelance marketing. I l love cats. Ds Advocate. Listening to Hinder, P Roach & Rev Theory and lots of Oleander. My name is Valerie, but I go by valmg online. I am a mother to 2 boys – TJ, a 17 year old, and CJ, a 13 year old with Down Syndrome. I am a Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.