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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 63 ENTRIES / Checkerboard Cake on: June 05, 2011 12:56:13 PM
Checkers anyone?

I home-school my 9 year old son and we have been doing edible creations this semester in art.  I couldn't believe it when I saw this contest while browsing through the your site.  I knew we HAD to enter!

We chose a checkerboard theme after a travel board we own.
We used different flavored fondants for the sides, and chocolate and vanilla boxed cakes under the fondant.

**I should be more specific because my pictures are small and hard to see (don't know why. computer illiterate I guess ...):

We used dark chocolate fondant for the sides, as well as the darker checker pieces.
We used a white chocolate fondant for the white tiles, and a peanut butter fondant with dark chocolate swirls for the marbled, lighter colored tiles.
The pink checker pieces were made from a white chocolate fondant that we colored with dry cherry jello mix.

Nothing fancy, but a  lot of fun!



Above:
The amazing edible checkerboard!

Below:
the travel checkerboard we used as a model, with the cake we made along side.



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