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Black & White Cake Ideas, Please

rockycat | Jan 23, 2012 06:40 AM

My daughter loves black and white cookies and, although I've successfully made a giant black and white cookie (pizza sized) for an adult cousin's birthday, I'd prefer to make a cake for a child's birthday.

I was thinking I'd make lemon-flavored layers and somehow or other coat the cake with chocolate and vanilla fondant to resemble a black and white. My questions are:

1) What flavor filling should I use between the layers?

2) Does anyone have a good recipe for the chocolate fondant? I've never made one that I've been entirely happy with. I've used the recipe from Molly O'Neil's "New York Cookbook" and liked the white coating well enough, but not the chocolate.

Any other thoughts are welcome, too.

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