The Checkerboard Cake – experiment.

A few baking enthusiasts got together and tried to make a checkered sponge cake.

Used the recipe from: http://gabo.ninemsn.com.au/recipes/2013/07/09/20/08/checkerboard-cake-recipe

Bake 2 separate cakes of contrasting colours. Here's the chocolate one, we also made an orange one (but without food colouring)
Bake 2 separate cakes of contrasting colours. Here’s the chocolate one, we also made an orange one (but without food colouring)

 

Chop off the the uneven tops of both cakes.
Chop off the the uneven tops of both cakes.

 

Cut concentric circles vertically into each cake. We used a compass to make a template. Also cut both cakes in half horizontally.
Cut concentric circles vertically into each cake. We used a compass to make a template. Also cut both cakes in half horizontally.

 

Oh the Ganache...
Oh the Ganache…

 

Arrange the concentric circles so the colours alternate
Arrange the concentric circles so the colours alternate

 

Then 'glue' them together with Ganache!
Then ‘glue’ them together with Ganache!

 

Alternate the colours as in you across, and also UP.
Alternate the colours as in you across, and also UP.

 

Our ganache application wasn't exactly neat. But it's for fun and experiment - doesn't matter :)
Our ganache application wasn’t exactly neat. But it’s for fun and experiment – doesn’t matter :)

 

Apply ganache both on every joining surface - inside the concentric circles and in between vertical layers
Apply ganache both on every joining surface – inside the concentric circles and in between vertical layers

 

All 4 layers (from cutting both 2 cakes in half) done. Smother the whole thing with more Ganache! Yeah! :D
All 4 layers (from cutting both 2 cakes in half) done. Smother the whole thing with more Ganache! Yeah! :D

 

The result - so glad it worked!
The result – so glad it worked!

 

It taste good too - and that fingerlicking delicious ganache :P
It taste good too – and that fingerlicking delicious ganache :P

 

It took a few people a few hours to make. So fun to experiment! Lucky my friend knows much more about baking than I do and guided me through it

 :)

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