Amber from Eau Claire, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Eau Claire, WI

Baking Challenge

Hidden Design Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

The Checkered Panda – This four layered checkerboard cake was made with red velvet and yellow cake batters. For a twist on the classic I used square pans and poured the batter in concentric squares using homemade dividers instead of the typical circles. For decoration, I frosted the cake and topped with a panda made from a regular and mini cupcake with chocolate sandwich cookies and chocolate ganache.

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

The squares in the checkerboard are not perfect but it cuts well and is certainly a showstopper!

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

This cake was made with Wisconsin farm fresh eggs (which gave the yellow cake it’s beautiful color) and Wisconsin butter and milk for the frosting.

How did you do?

Rocked it.