Checkerboard pattern for cake in fondant

I’ve been asked to make a Lightning McQueen cake. The client wants the whole bottom cake in a checkerboard pattern (white & black).

I ’ve never done one, but I imagine that one way to do it would be to cut individual squares in white and black fondant and sugar glue them to the side of the cake.

Does anyone have a tutorial they’d like to share with me? I need to have the cake done by next Friday. They also want me to make the car topper, which I’ll make out of RKT – will also welcome any tips on this part of the cake!

I feel stress coming over my way… LOL!

Any help would be appreciated.

Dolores – Funfetti Cakes

DJ - Fun Fiesta Cakes

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Michelle Amore Cakes ...

I can’t see any other way to do it. I would do the same as you have said – a stack of little squares and glue them to the side of the cake too.

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

DJ, I would cut out the individual black and white squares, but apply them to the cake using Jessica Harris’s wax paper transfer method. With this method, you can get them all lined up perfectly before you apply them to the cake. I used this method when I did the argyle pattern on my Golfing Dr cake, and it works great!