How To Make A Half And Half Cake

Baking By jessiesmommy Updated 31 Jan 2014 , 1:10am by LeanneW

jessiesmommy Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 5:09pm
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I'm going to be baking my daughters first birthday cake in about 4 months and its going to be a butterfly cake and we have some family members that don't like white or chocolate so i was going to make it half and half using a butterfly cake pan i think not sure how i'm going to do it yet and if i did the butterfly cake pan how would i do that half and half?

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mayo2222 Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 5:28pm
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Make some type of divider (cardboard wrapped in tinfoil/wax paper/etc) and insert into the middle of the pan and then pour in chocolate batter and pour in the white batter and remove the divider

Iggy Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 5:56pm
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If you are making a sheet cake, the method above will work. However, note that the chocolate will rise higher than the white so you will have to trim it. If you are making a 2 layer sheet, I find it more accurate to make 2 squares (size depends on # of servings). Trim the chocolate to same height as white and then put buttercream on 1 side of each and then butt those 2 sides up together. HTH

imagenthatnj Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 6:18pm
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I would bake two thin cakes in the butterfly pan. One vanilla, one chocolate.

Then I would cut the buttterflies in half. I would then put the two vanilla together on one side (with a filling in between, and the two chocolate on the other, with a filling in between.

Then frost the whole thing together.

pmarks0 Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 6:20pm
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The other option would be doing something completely different from vanilla or chocolate so you don't have to divide the pan at all. When there are a lot of kids at a party (and adults like it too), I will make an orange cake and use either a vanilla or a chocolate buttercream. For this one, it's a doctored mix recipe from The Cake Doctor that uses sour cream, fresh orange juice and orange zest. Kids love it. This is one my favourite cakes as well.

minxie1320 Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 12:04am
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AWould this work for a half pink and half blue cake it's a square cake x

farmgirl2012 Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 1:30am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by imagenthatnj 

I would bake two thin cakes in the butterfly pan. One vanilla, one chocolate.

Then I would cut the buttterflies in half. I would then put the two vanilla together on one side (with a filling in between, and the two chocolate on the other, with a filling in between.

Then frost the whole thing together.

 

This is how I would go about it rather than trying to split the pan.

LeanneW Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 1:10am
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Option 1 - You could be to make the butterfly cake in one flavor, then make cupcakes in the other flavor and decorate them to go with the butterfly cake.

 

Option 2 - You could make a cupcake pull-apart cake with 2 flavors of cupcakes.

 

Option 3 - You could make this butterfly cake which uses 3 cakes baked in heart pans, some could be choc and some vanilla, you could even add a third flavor.

http://thefrugalgirls.com/2011/05/how-to-make-a-butterfly-cake.html

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