|The finished chess cake|
The fondant recipes that I found looked so tedious that I bought black and white ready made fondant from the cake decorating store. It cost me approximately $10 a kg.
Creating chess pieces out of fondant proved more difficult than I had imagined as the fondant becomes really quite soft when it is being worked with. The black fondant also stained my hands after playing with it for a couple hours making the pieces. My chessmen were stretching out of shape all over the place and slowly tipping over. Finally I managed to get together enough pieces which looked like chessmen to use for the cake decoration. I wanted 24 chess pieces as it was my husband's 24th birthday.
Below are some of the pictures during construction.
|Some of the chess men|
|Rolling out the fondant icing|
|I measured 2cm squares|
|Iced mud cake|
|Placing the chess board squares on the cake|
|The chess men all in place|
|It was a beautiful mud cake recipe!!|