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Chinese Checkers Cake Recipe

Chinese Checkers Cake Recipe

Familyfun reader Jane Gurr's sons have an ongoing Chinese checker tournament with their grandparents in Lewiston, New York. To celebrate their game, Jane developed this creative cake with gumball checkers.


  • 1 baked 12-inch round cake
  • 4 cups white frosting
  • 1/2 cup each purple, blue, orange, yellow, green and pink frosting
  • 1 cup red frosting
  • 60 gumballs, 10 of each frosting color


Frost the cake white. Using a ruler and a knife, lightly mark a six-pointed star. Frost each section a different color and frost the center red.

Let the cake sit for a few hours so the frosting forms a crust. Use a marble to make indentations, then set in the gumballs.

Tip: If you don't have a 12-inch cake pan, use two 12-inch disposable pizza pans instead. The sides of a pizza pan are lower, so use two pizza pans for one batch of batter.

Source Familyfun