How Do I Make 1/2 White, 1/2 Choc Sheet Cake ?

Baking By Kandis Updated 18 Nov 2010 , 8:05am by MollyGirl_17

Kandis Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 12:28pm
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I have a Wilton 12 x 18 sheet pan, I ordered a cake divider thinking that would work but it doesn't work in the pan I have. Apparently its for another style pan.
What does everyone else do? Please let me know your ideas!!! Thank you in advance!!

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cakeandpartygirl Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:01pm
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You could do 2- 9 by 12 cake pans and put them together after you bake it. I do it all of the time.

Karen421 Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:02pm
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It really depends on how thick your batter is. Some people use foil, I don't use anything. My batter is pretty thick, so I just make both (the white and Chocolate) Put in the white to one side - then the chocolate on the other. They meet perfectly in the middle. Actually I have to help them and push them together. Good Luck!

jenmat Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 1:17pm
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I just pour each batter into the pan on its respective side and I've never had an issue. Just pour about 1/2 the white then 1/2 the chocolate, wait for them to meet in the middle and then add the rest of the batter at your leisure. I used to do a divider with foil and cardboard, but it was just more work than it was worth.
HTH

BREN28 Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 3:06pm
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use a small dish rag to put underneath one side of your pan,just to give it a little tilt to one side,pour in one batter,then take out the dish rag and pour in the other batter and let them meet in the middle.

leily Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 3:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BREN28

use a small dish rag to put underneath one side of your pan,just to give it a little tilt to one side,pour in one batter,then take out the dish rag and pour in the other batter and let them meet in the middle.




this is what i do, except i use a dish towel to get a little more height.

carmijok Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 3:44pm
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I just did a half and half cake. I baked two square cakes (one vanilla, one choc) and put them together. They were both torted and frosted with vanilla and chocolate frosting...now THAT'S a bear to deal with. It would have been easier to coat with all one icing but they wanted them different. I used gumpaste flowers to hide the seam. It's in my photos. Not a great picture, but you'll get the idea. HTH!

cattycornercakes Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:16pm
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I usually make a little divider out of aluminum foil. I pour both batters in at the same time from each side. I try to get them both to meet at the foil divider at the same time, otherwise the one that gets there first pushes the divider over. They won't mix where they meet. Then I pull the foil out and bake.

To quote Indydebi "Its cake batter...not kool aid!"

cattycornercakes Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:17pm
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Oh..and I meant to say...I used to bake 2 separate cakes but I always ended up with one cake higher than the other. Baking them together in the same pan makes it more level.

chrissysconfections Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 7:00pm
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I use a plastic cutting board I purchased at wal-mart for a couple dollars. I make both batters and then put the cutting board in the center. I pour one flavor on one side and the other on the other. Once it's all in I slide the pan side to side to level it out and in the center, since the easy bake spray makes a barrier and has caused my cakes to seperate numerous times, I take a toothpick and zig-zag the seam where they meet. Makes it extra special for the person who gets the middle because they get a bit of both! icon_smile.gif

Kandis Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 3:18am
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Thank you so very much to everyone!! This is such a great website. I have gained so much knowledge from all of you!
Bay_cakes thanks for the link, watching someone do it makes it much easier!!!
Kandis

madgeowens Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 3:54am
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Originally Posted by cattycornercakes

I usually make a little divider out of aluminum foil. I pour both batters in at the same time from each side. I try to get them both to meet at the foil divider at the same time, otherwise the one that gets there first pushes the divider over. They won't mix where they meet. Then I pull the foil out and bake.

To quote Indydebi "Its cake batter...not kool aid!"





ok I am curious how you can pour two batters at the same time? You are good

MollyGirl_17 Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 8:05am
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I use the cardboard from a 12pk of pepsi (covered in foil or plastic of course). It's a nice thickness and I can cut to fit whatever size pan I'm baking. I actually cut it just a tad bigger so it "wedges" into the pan. Usually will stay up on it's own long enough for me to get both mixes poured in. HTH

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