I LOVE the game of chess! I've been playing since I was a kid, and I wondered whether or not if I could make a cake that looks like a chessboard. The first one I made was just "okay," since it was my rough draft. The second time I made it, I entered it into a cake competition. It didn't win, but I got lots of positive feedback from it! You can check it out for yourselves! The cake was a bit of a challenge because of the all the measuring you have to do to ensure you have exactly eight squares on each row.
The dark chocolate and white chocolate chess pieces take hours to make because you have to let each piece chill and set in the freezer. Since the mold used to make the chess pieces only makes half a piece, you will need to repeat the process twice for the King and Queen; four times for the Rook, Bishop and Knight; and then eight times for the Pawns. And this is only for ONE color! Whew! We haven't gotten to the opponent/second player's pieces yet.
Yes, this cake is quite a work out. Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun to make!Lorelie's Response - Wow Joy that is a beautiful cake. Thanks for adding it to the all occasion cakes at Wedding Cakes For You. Can you tell us more about the molds? Where did you purchase them? Was it difficult to get the chocolate pieces out of the molds and attach the two sides? Any tips you can give would be helpful. Oh and please tell us what flavors cakes you used and did you make your own fondant? Thanks again. Hope to hear more about your chessboard cake.