I'm about to fill an 11x15 cake with the strawberry sleeve filling. Can anyone please tell me how many cups they use for this size cake? I read somewhere that approx 2 cups is suggested for an 11x15 but this seems like quite a bit. Please tell me how much you use. Thanks so much!!
i would almost say that 2 cups isn't enough....IMHO....i made a 12x18 last weekend with strawberry filling from the sleeve and i used the whole thing....but maybe i just like there to be a lot of filling
Thanks so much. Yea, when I measured out the 2 cups, it seemed like too much but I just got through putting in on and it was just about right, I think. Matter of fact, I think I did use a little bit more. I was just nervous because it's for my daughter in law's baby shower and i was just so afraid of using too much and having it ooze. Anyway, I think I've got just about the right amount in there and it was at least 2 cups. Thanks again!!
What is sleeve filling? TIA
What is sleeve filling? TIA
June, they are ready-made fillings that you can buy like these:
Thanks! I love this site!
I love the sleeve fillings. They are SOOO handy and i think they taste great, just cut the tip off, squeeze, and spread it out....its better to get them at a local cake specialty store, only b/c if you buy them online, shipping is usually more then it would be for anything else, b/c they sleeve come in like 1-2 pound portions...the link that rezzycakes posted has some really good flavor options...otherwise you can just google pastry cream fillings or sleeve fillings and it should give you a bunch more sites to choose from...
I'm with Sgt's Lady .... I never measure it out. Just squeeze enough out until it looks right. I just made a 14" round with red raspberry filling and used less than a full bag. I don't want to use so much that it put the cake in danger of sliding.
I agree - it looks like alot in the sleeve, until you put it on the cake. I also find that a sleeve is perfect for a 12x18.
Does anyone know how many cups are in a sleeve of filling? I just made a homemade strawberry filling (yum) and want to compare prices based on how much I made and how much I could buy for the same price?
Thanks in advance!
....edited to add....I just found out the sleeves are 3 cups and the batch I made is 2 3/4 cups....would have been three but I strained all the. 'pulp' from the mashed strawberries to keep the seeds out. Love it, it's Delish!
Keep in mind that sleeve filling are usually shelf stable and many times homemade fruit or custard fillings are not.
Thanks everyone for posting this thread. I have always wondered about the sleeve filling, but was afraid it wouldn't taste good. Now I think I will try it. It sure would save some time!
Thanks cheatize, I am aware of the refrigeration issue but this is not a problem I encounter. I refrigerate all my cakes!