Patriotic Checkerboard Cake Take 2

As another 4th of July comes around, I decided I wanted another crack at a patriotic checkerboard cake. My first cake was made a couple years back. It isn’t horrible but I have learned a lot about baking since then, and I ice cakes a little better too.

Here is the cake from 2012:


And just like last time, I made the cake with the Wilton Checkerboard Cake Pan Set. I also used the Wilton gel colors in Christmas Red and Royal Blue. I didn’t want to run out of cake so I made 3 box cakes and a double batch of vanilla buttercream (1/2 butter 1/2 crisco) And needless to say I had lots of leftover cake and icing! I made cupcakes and a one layer marble cake!

Checkerboard cake:

Here is the one layer of cake I made with the leftover batters, I swirled the inside but I didn’t cut it because we gave it to our elderly neighbor who is the best neighbor EVER.

And then here are the little cupcakes I made, which I am making again on the 4th of July!

I hope all of my American friends and family have a safe holiday weekend, and God Bless America!

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is pursuing an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. Looks great! Will try soon… :) Thanks for the recipe:)

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