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One may think that cake filling is difficult. However if you know how it can easily make a beautiful filled cake. You need to know that cake filling flavors should complement each other, for example chocolate with hazelnuts, or almonds or orange.
There are cakes which cannot hold well without refrigeration. Mousse and whipped cream cakes are likely to separate get soggy and start dripping. Buttercream should be kept in a cool place to avoid frosting which can result in separation. Berries are likely to get soggy and drip. Also you should cakes covered with fondant at room temperature and never in a refrigerator.
You should always cater for any dietary restrictions of your guests. For example if you have diabetic clients, you should look for a small dessert that is sugar free for them. If in doubt always ask your clients in advance.
In situations where other food is to be served as well, you should use strong flavors and brighter colors in your cakes. This will make them stand out your cake decorating is more likely to be remembered by your guests.
Some cake filling ideas for you to consider:
- Mocha buttercream with a sprinkle of finely chopped heath bars, or with caramel sauce dribbled over the cake and sprinkled with chopped peanuts.
- Buttercream icing flavors- Mocha, Orange, Raspberry, Chocolate, Lemon, and extra Almond extract.
- Any variety of jam
- Almond, Lemon, Coffee, Raspberry, Hazelnut, or orange liqueur can be brushed on the cake before icing, for a flavor boost.
- Whipped cream, Chocolate Mousse, and Vanilla Custard.
- Davinci Flavored Syrups are great for a flavor enhancer that is non-alcoholic. These syrups come in over 100 flavors.
If you want to eliminate the problem of the cake filling oozing out of the sides, you can use a jam that is all fruit. Heat in a jar in a microwave without the lid. Within a half a minute the jam will have turned into a warm liquid. You should then stir small quantity of jello of the same flavour with the jam to intensify the flavour and then spread it on the first layer. You should then leave it for a few minutes to set. Thereafter you can apply the second layer without fear of any spill-over.
You may wish to set the first layer in a freezer for about 15 minutes to make the jam set better. You can also make a dam of buttercream around the edge of the cake to keep the filling in position. The icing will therefore not be stained by the filling and your decorated cake will remain beautiful. Cake filling is not that hard!
- Cake Decorating Tools (cakedecoratingclass.info)