Zebra Cake Batter

Decorating By mrsc808 Updated 30 May 2010 , 2:11pm by CWIL

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mrsc808 Posted 30 May 2010 , 6:51am
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I'm making a 3 tier, plain jane flavored cake - chocolate bottom, and yellow middle tier. For the top I wanted to do a zebra cake but was wondering if I could take the extra batter from my other 2 tiers and use it for the zebra cake? Or should I just stick with that recipe as is? Additionally, would that type of cake still work well in a 3" deep pan?

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mamawrobin Posted 30 May 2010 , 1:07pm
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I don't see why you couldn't mix the two batters for the top tier. Are you making your tiers 3" tall or are you using two 3" layers per tier? I bought 3" pans and hate them. All of my cakes are 2" layers and I always do at least 2 layers per tier so that my cake is at least 4" tall. I just like tall cakes because I have more room to decorate and I like the way it looks.

About the top tier, people make marble cakes all the time that would be the same principal using both batters. Right?

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yums Posted 30 May 2010 , 1:47pm
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You can use the 2 batters. I use 2 different batters for checker board cakes all the time. I don't think pan size matters. I usually do 2- 3" cakes in a tier.

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Charmaine49 Posted 30 May 2010 , 1:57pm
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Think that should look pretty neat... cause then you are incorporating
all the batters, white, chocolate and a"mix-up" Lol!!

Saw a tutorial somewhere showing the Zebra cake and how
to do it, would love to try that myself sometime.

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CWIL Posted 30 May 2010 , 2:11pm
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We make marble cakes all the time and have done so successfully in 6" pans.

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