My sister gave my mother a checkerboard cake pan set for her birthday this year, and my mother lent it to me to test out this week. This morning the boys and I gave it a shot. I used one my own recipes and made a two-layer, rather than three-layer cake.
The pans weren't hard to use, but did take a little time to fill since the batter must be spooned instead of poured. It was a little messy, but that's half the fun, right?
Here's what one layer looked like after I finished adding the batter to the pan, but before I removed the divider:
Ready for the oven!
(I experimented with pink and white layers since we're considering using these for a baby shower we're hosting this month!)