Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dorie's Black and White Spidey Cake

Happy Birthday Adam!  Love you!!

Despite the fact that you are sitting beside me now, tears streaming down your face, telling me that you are mad at both of us because when asked what colouring book you want to keep for your grab bag, League of Justice or Batman, said Batman but now want the was still a fun party! I don't think this is the first 4 year old birthday party to end in tears, once all the excitement has stopped. 

On to the cake.  Yum!  I think the decorating turned out rather well.  Easy to make a web.  This is Dorie Greenspan's black and white chocolate cake.  It's a white cake filled with layers of chocolate pastry cream.  The cake is frosted with white chocolate whipped cream and has a middle layer of this as well.  I loved the chocolate pastry cream.  The white chocolate whipped cream not so much, but that's my fault.  I whipped the cream too much and I think it started to seperate.  One second it looked gorgeous and the next it looked like scrambled eggs. A quick call to my friend M and she suggested a little reheat and to mix with some newly whipped cream.  It was ok after that but I think it could have been better.  I look forward to trying this cake again!

Yummy chocolate layers.


  1. I think your cake turned out fabulous! And, I'm sure your son will be happy with the Batman coloring book soon. =D

  2. There will be more tears where those came from :-). You did such a nice job on his cake. I'm sure he was thrilled. I'm new to your blog and have just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. It looks really good inside, and I'm glad you were able to mostly rescue the cream! You had better plan something big for next year, as this may be hard to top.
    Are you home yet? I'll be up next weekend.

  4. The cake looks amazing. The tears are part of a 4 year old's world!