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.
Thanks a ton! I've been meaning to try some of these and that was definitely something i've wondered about!
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!
How many layers were in each tier?
I buy them at my local cake supply store but you can buy them at most cake supply stores online.
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!
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...
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.
I used them as filling for Linzer cookies
Ooooo! That's a great idea!
snowbuns - the raspberry sleeve filling is very good.
Maybe the milk- or cheese-based fillings aren't as good as the fruits?
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.
There are differences in anything from brand to brand.....
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?
I like the fruit sleeves- cream cheese, bav cream not so good.
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. I honestly didnt care for it either, but after hearing everyone say how great it is, I thought it was just me. Guess not.
this is good information .. thanks so much!!
Great to know and to come back to for future reference. Thanks!
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.
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.