Surprise your family and friends with your baking skills by making this Toy Story themed checkerboard petal cake! With a little work, preparation and time… you can make a cake that will WOW everyone!
This is the final post in the Toy Story themed party series! And, I’m pretty certain I’ve saved the best for last with this Toy Story Checkerboard Cake! In case you missed the rest of the series… you can find them here:
- Sunnyside Toy Box Centerpiece
- Etch-a-Sketch table top food signs
- Sherrif Woody’s Star Cookies
- Jessie’s Hat Cookies
- Alien Cupcakes
Although this cake look really impressive, it was really quite simple to make. It just took some planning, patience and time to execute.
There were two main techniques of baking and decorating that I used for this cake. First was the checkerboard pattern I used on the inside of the cake. At Matty’s party, people actually thought I cut out little pieces of cake and reassembled it back together with frosting.
No no no no no no no. It’s SO much simpler than that. All I needed to accomplish the checkerboard effect was four cake rounds in two colors and two sizes of biscuit/cookie cutters.
I cut out rings of cake and then simple moved the rings from one color to another, creating a pattern. I stacked the cakes with a thin amount of frosting between each later and crumb coated the entire outside with frosting.
The decorating technique I used is called the Petal technique because you’re creating petals of frosting all around the cake. I’ve made this style of cake only once before, but it was a huge success and really quite easy. So I knew that I could make this cake with the same styling and it would turn out perfectly!
For the cake itself, I used i am baker’s recipe for The Perfect White Cake. I’ve used this recipe before and I’m certain I’ll use it again. It’s really a delicious recipe and the cake holds up really well to decorating!
Everyone at the party thought my cake was a huge hit. And most importantly, the birthday boy loved it! Every time he sees pictures of it, he says Buzz Buzz Buzz and does the happy-toddler-dance! It’s super cute.
I really hope you take the opportunity to try these cake baking and decorating techniques! And please, don’t feel overwhelmed either… they really are not that difficult and I hope that my directions below are clear and help give you the confidence to make it yourself!
If you love this cake, please PIN it to Pinterest and share it on Facebook with your friends! I’d love to hear about it if you try these techniques with your cakes too! Please, send me pictures!!