Does anyone put a white layer and a chocolate layer together, how does it look? Does it look neat, or like you ran out of one of the other cake ingredients ?
I've never done it, but I've seen lots of pics of different flavors in the same tier. It's pretty cool looking!
I have done it with vanilla cake and strawberry cake. So it was white, then pink, white, etc=) Delicious together and pretty when cut! Jen
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I never tried it but I would like to!
I think it would look fine, go for it!
We do this all the time at the restaurant/bakery where I work! Be sure to put the chocolate layer on the bottom so that you have less crumbs to fight with when icing the cake. I just did three cakes like this last week!!
ooh thanks, I think I'll try it.
I made one the last month like that. It was a white cake and a chocolate cake put togetherwith a complimentry filling. I did the rich vaniila pudding filling with choc. chips!
I am FLOORED to see this topic! Just this morning I took a cake order and she wants a layer of chocolate and a layer of white cake!!!!!!!!! I thought that was so odd! I kept clarifying and telling her I could do HALF chocolate and HALF white but she said no, she wants them both in each slice! It's so unconventional I'm thinking the people at the party will think I messed it up!!! I find it so strange, but she's paying so white and chocolate layers it will be!!! LOL!
Isn't that sort of the same as those funky cake pans that look like a target shape, and then when you put it together it's a checkerboard on each slice? Sounds like the same concept. I say, go for it....it's cake, how bad can it be?
I was going to do a neapolitan cake for my niece with white, strawberry, and chocolate. Opted not to do the chocolate because the cake would have been too tall. But I did the white and strawberry. It was very good and very pretty when cut. I torted the cakes so each layer was about 1 inch thick.
She loved it!
I guess I am not understanding. Do you layer the different cake mixes in the pan, or do you swirl them after you put them in or what?
mscorliss- you layer them AFTER they are baked and cooled! It's neat way to get different tastes in one bite!!
What I have done with chocolate and white in one tier is torte the cakes so I have 4 layers for the tier and starting from the bottom do
chocolate-white-chocolate-white...so white is on the top...then I do a good crumb coat (I use SMBC) which always seals in the crumbs..chill it and then ice anyway you like..it looks good when cut and doesn't look as though there was any mistake.
I get many requests for this, I call it a zebra cake. I have also heard it referred to as a tuxedo cake.
You guys read my mind. I was planning on doing this exact thing for a western themed cake for school next week.
Who ever said "great minds think alike" was right on!!
Yup, I've done it a couple of times with chocolate and WASC. Very pretty, and very yummy. Like JaneK said, I bake them, then torte them when they cool. Only instead of putting the chocolate back on the chocolate, I put it on the white. I usually have either 3 or 4 layers in each tier, depending on how think my layers are.
I've done a wedding cake with a layer of chocolate and one of white for my brother's wedding. It was a big hit with everyone.
I did this for my easter egg cakes this year and it was a nice surprise that everyone at the party liked. I personally don't like the flavors marbled together, however having them in the same slice was nice. I got quite a few nice comments on it.
I can't believe I came across this thread! I just got a wedding cake order for October for centerpiece cakes, and the bride and groom want each cake to be one layer white, one layer chocolate. I've never gotten a request for this before, and it's so timely that I read this thread tonight!!
I forgot to add, yes I put down a layer of strawberry, vanilla, strawberry, vanilla after I baked and torted the cakes. It gave me a beautiful 4 layer cake with the pretty layers inside.
this is so weird! just a couple of days ago i had this same question. I had planned to do 2 layers of chocolate for bottom tier, one of them broke. so trying to improvise, i ended up doing white and chocolate in same tier. I was so afraid it would look tacky, like i ran out of chocolate or something. everyone who ate the cake said that they LOVED the white and chocolate together. PHEW! that worked out afterall