I do not get a whole lot of time to make it on to this site, or to bake for that matter either. With a demanding job and a two year old at home, it's not an easy feat to find spare time. So I am posting this question to all of you expert bakers out there, who have much more experience than me. I have a birthday cake that I need to make for next weekend, and it was asked if I could do half vanilla half chocolate.
So my question is this: Is there a way to make this cake half and half, and actually bake it this way? Most grocery stores seem to pull this off.....but i"m not exactly sure how. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!!
HI! They make dividers for that purpose, but I measure the width of the pan, tear off a rather large sheet of foil, and fold it to that width, and the height of my pan, which is usually two inches. When you are done folding the foil, you should have a flat piece of foil that is 2" tall times how ever wide your pan is.Like a two inch tall ruler.( you didn't say how large the pan was) It helps if you have another person hold the divider while you pour wlhite batter into one side and Chocolate into the other. Just lift the divider straight up... You might want to use both hands so that it comes out cleanly..It is really easy.... or sometimes, if it is a round cake, I will just make, say a 10" X 2" layer of white cake, and a 10"X2" strawberry layer, and stack them using whatever filling you wish....... that way, they get to taste both flavors in one slice......
gramaj's idea is good but I have even just poured one batter into my pan while one end is propped up to keep the batter from flowing into the whole pan, then pour the other batter into the other 1/2. That's if you don't need it to be exact in the middl e Once both batters are in the pan and you set it flat on the table they will run together - sometimes a bit 'wonky' rather than perfectly in a straight line.
Actually, Kakeladi, if you don't have someone to hold that divider, it is much easier to do it your way, and I LOVE being the one to get a piece of that center where the two flavors meet.... you get a little of both !! LOL!
Thanks to both of you for your help!!! I will definitely be putting your advice to good use this weekend!! Happy Baking!!