Checkerboard Birthday Cake - Eat Healthy Stockphoto My mom had a set of cake pans with separators that made a checkerboard cake. The batter had to be extra thick to keep it from running, but it turned out pretty. This way, however, is foolproof.
How to get it super smooth for cakes tutorial. Worked pretty well but made for thick layer of buttercream which was then a bit too soft for covering with fondant. Would work well on own without fondant.