Here's How Far A Sleeve Of Filling Will Go....

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indydebi Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 4:27pm
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I'm working on two 4-tier wedding cakes this weekend with multiple fillings so I had a chance to see just how far a sleeve of filling will go:

I used one full sleeve of red raspberry and filled:

One 14" square
One 6" square
One 12" square

Then I mixed about 1/4 of a 2nd sleeve with some chocolate fudge icing to make chocolate-raspberry filling to use for:
One 6" round
One 14" square

I pipe a small dam and add filling that is just slightly more than 1/2 way up the height of the dam.

I've seen the question come up in threads before and thought it would be a good time to actually see how far it goes, and share with everyone.

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nikki1201 Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 5:18pm
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Thanks a ton! I've been meaning to try some of these and that was definitely something i've wondered about!

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terrig007 Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 5:34pm
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Okay Indydebi, I will admit I'm a dork, where do you find the sleeve of fillings? Is this something that you can only get in the great Hoosier state, being from the Calumet Region orifinally myself, it is a great State!

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all4cake Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 5:34pm
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How many layers were in each tier?

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indydebi Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 5:50pm
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I buy them at my local cake supply store but you can buy them at most cake supply stores online.

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/SearchResults.aspx

My cakes are 2-layer with filling. I dont' tort. THanks for asking! That will make a difference on how far you can stretch it!

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kickasscakes Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 4:42am
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Sleeved fillings... hmmm... tried them, and they taste like plastic! Ewwwwy!
Tried the bavarian cream and cream cheese flavoured. Glad I tried them before I used them, cause they were just gross...

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jstoops08 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:14am
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I was thinking of ordering some of those flavors, Snowbuns, maybe now I won't. lol! I've used the raspberry, apricot and guava sleeve fillings so far. They all tasted fine, actually pretty good! I used them as filling for Linzer cookies and a few cakes. I never noticed a plastic taste.

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cakeythings1961 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 11:03am
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Originally Posted by jstoops08

I used them as filling for Linzer cookies




Ooooo! That's a great idea!

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msulli10 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 11:48am
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snowbuns - the raspberry sleeve filling is very good.

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cutthecake Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:06pm
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Maybe the milk- or cheese-based fillings aren't as good as the fruits?

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CandyLady Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:17pm
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thanks so much. I just bought a sleeve of rasberry yesterday. They only had one left and have to fill and 11 x 15, hoping it would be enough. I appreciate your sharing.

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JenniferMI Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:26pm
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There are differences in anything from brand to brand.....

Jen icon_smile.gif

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kickasscakes Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:46pm
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I shall try again, maybe I just had bad luck. I bet the fruit ones are okay!
Jen, thanks for the input, I will have to look for another brand perhaps. I can't remember if they had a name stamped on the sleeve or not.

I have seen string icing, in sleeves.... Any idea what this is used for?
For the lambeth method?? What kind of icing is needed for that?

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gingerbreadtogo Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:00pm
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I like the fruit sleeves- cream cheese, bav cream not so good.

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JCE62108 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:07pm
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Everyone always talks about how good the fruit fillings are. I think they are horrible and chemical tasting. The raspberry is bland and chemical. I wish I could find something besides henry and henry but although Ive asked several times, no one seems to be able to point me in the direction.

I think I did a two tier 9" and 6" cake, torted, and used just about 3/4 of a sleeve of raspberry. I mean, its worth it for the price and convenience I guess. My customers dont seem to mind. I did have a complaint about the henry and henry strawberry filling and had to give a refund because of it. The customer said it tasted like rotten fruit. icon_sad.gif I honestly didnt care for it either, but after hearing everyone say how great it is, I thought it was just me. Guess not.

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mcdonald Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:20pm
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this is good information .. thanks so much!!

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aej6 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:27pm
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Great to know and to come back to for future reference. Thanks!

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jstoops08 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:53pm
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I ordered mine from www.fondantsource.com and believe the brand name on the sleeves was Red Star. I can't really tell because most for the print came off of the bag.

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JCE62108 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:11am
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Was this recently? Maybe they changed brands. I ordered from them before and all they had was henry and henry....actually....I placed an order with them and I think all I saw were henry and henry fillings but I just glanced....Ill have to double check that.

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