18 Materials Needed:

Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Violet 104103416, Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413, Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Golden Yellow 104103403, Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Kelly Green 104103421, Wilton Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 16 oz. 104105028 (2), Wilton Royal Icing Decorations Flower 104727096, White Cake Mix - divided, 18.25 oz. each (3), 4 Cups of Water - divided, 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil - divided, 9 Egg Whites - divided, Wilton Checkerboard Cake Set 104103297, Wilton Cake Release 104105008, Wilton Decorating Tip No. 18 104103100, Wilton Decorating Tip No. 48 104103115, Wilton Decorating Tip No. 233 104103109, Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 16 inch 12 pc. 104105232, 4 Medium Bowls (for making different colors of Icing and holding Batters)

About this Project

Color heralds the arrival of spring—flowers, green grass and blue skies at last! This Easter, bring spring colors into play with a pastel twist on a classic checkerboard cake. The Wilton Checkerboard Pastel Easter Basket Cake showcases three colors in one cake for bright, beautiful slices that will delight family and friends.

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling time for the cakes.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare each package White cake mix following package instructions using water, oil and egg whites; keep batters separate.
  • 3
    Gently stir Violet icing color to desired shade into 1 bowl of batter (use clean toothpicks to transfer color from jar to batter); repeat with Rose and Golden Yellow icing colors and remaining bowls of batter.
  • 4
    Place batter dividing ring into first pan; spray pan and ring with vegetable pan spray.
  • 5
    Fill each section two-thirds full as follows: Violet colored batter in center, Golden Yellow colored batter in middle section, Rose colored batter in outside section. Gently tap pan on counter; remove ring and wash well.
  • 6
    Repeat in second pan, filling center with Golden Yellow, middle section with Rose and outside section with Violet colored batters.
  • 7
    Repeat in third pan, filling center with Rose, middle section with Violet and outside section with Golden Yellow colored batters.
  • 8
    Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  • 9
    Tint half-cup White icing Kelly Green. Assemble cake layers on foil-wrapped cake board, spreading thin layer of icing between layers. Spatula ice cake with White icing.
  • 10
    Pipe tip 48 basketweave in White icing on sides of cake.
  • 11
    Add tip 18 rope border, also in White, on top cake edge.
  • 12
    Pipe Green icing pullout tip 233 grass bottom border; add several "tufts" of green pullout grass on top of cake. Arrange icing decorations randomly in grass at bottom.