LOL Surprise chocolate funfetti checkerboard cake
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Since I bake cakes, my daughter has learned that she can make any request, and I'll try to fulfill it if I can. Consequently, she can be very specific about what she wants for her birthday cakes. This year, she told me she wants a chocolate funfetti checkerboard cake. What topic? Her favorite things of all time: LOL Surprise dolls.
To make a checkerboard cake, you have to have at least 3 layers, 4 is better, so to avoid making the cake really really tall, I cut each layer in half to make it half the height I normally would. With all those layers, I decided to make Swiss meringue buttercream to fill it with instead of American buttercream to keep it from being too sweet and just make it more pleasant to eat.
In case you don't know how to make a checkerboard cake, you measure your round cake and divide it by 3. This will be the diameter of your smallest circle in the middle. For the diameter of the middle one, multiply the diameter of the smallest by 2. Then center both of them as well as you can and cut them out of your cake layers. Then alternate the colors on your cake.
YouTube link LOL Surprise Cake by American Baker in Germany
Für die deutsche Version, klickt hier: https://youtu.be/h005X7UKI-c