Preventing A Cake Disaster

Decorating By Zosohick1 Updated 31 Mar 2014 , 4:55pm by Eachna

Zosohick1 Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 6:46am
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Hello all,


New user here.  I wish to prevent a cake disaster and thought some advice from other bakers would be a good idea.  I'm baking a cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday.  I wanted to make Julia Child's chocolate mousse cake, but make it into a layer cake.  I wanted to fill the layers with lemon and raspberry mousse, and frost it with a buttercream icing.  If I baked 2 - 9 inch cakes, would it be possible to cut each in half, fill them with their respective fillings, and then reassemble it?  Would this particular cake hold up to this sort of manipulation?  

Here is the cake recipe:

Any advice would be appreciated!

5 replies
Faradaye Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 7:05am
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AI just looked at the recipe. As much as it sounds delicious, the texture I am imagining the cake wouldn't be able to be cut in half and filled. It doesn't have any flour, so it would be a mousse texture.

Perhaps you could make two and kind of just sandwich them together with the filling between?

ellavanilla Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 8:21pm
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that is going to be one hellaciously rich cake! If i were trying this, I would bake thin layers and stack instead of torting a thicker layer.


I do wonder about the lemon and chocolate combination. i feel like those are such opposing tastes that it may not work on the palate.



AnnieCahill Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 8:26pm
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Yikes, not sure about that for a 3 year old's birthday, especially the lemon and chocolate. 

morganchampagne Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 8:29pm
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AWhile I actually like lemon and chocolate together...I think that cake is not kid friendly lol. The adults may like it though!!!

Eachna Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 4:54pm
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I agree with the others suggesting this is very rich (maybe too rich) for a 3 year old's cake. It'll probably be too rich for many of the adults.


Chocolate mousse cake + mousse between the layers + buttercream frosting is likely to give at least one guest a heart attack :D.


If you really like chocolate and lemon and raspberry, you might consider thin layers of chocolate sponge instead of chocolate mousse cake. Instead of mousse between the layers, some thickened raspberry jam. Moisten the sponge in a lemon syrup. Frost the exterior in a cocoa-powder buttercream with enough sugar to simulate the sweetness of milk chocolate.


That includes all the flavors but is significantly lightened up for the guests varying palates.

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