I have a bride who is wanting to come for a tasting on Thursday. She is wanting to taste the raspberry and apricot fillings. I would normally go and purchase the fillings in the bag at my cake supply store, but I may not have time to get there.
Can I use raspberry and apricot jam??? Will it be an okay substitute?
She wants to taste my lemon cake w/ raspberry filling and white cake w/ apricot filling. Can I just put it right on there or should I mix it wil buttercream?
I'm not used to using the fruit fillings. Most people usually just order buttercream.
Any input or opinions are certainly welcome.
Please, oh please, someone please help.
Because I do not have a local cake store and I don't want to deal with shipping, I have always used preserves/jams/jellies as my fruit fillings. I prefer to do my straight, but you can mix them with buttercream for a more creamy filling. The two times I have tried though (with strawberry and raspberry) I didn't like the color or consitancy of the filling.
i've had pretty good luck both ways -straight preserves and mixed with buttercream. just start by adding a little butter cream and keep tasting until it's good. try it out, you might like it! -oh! when i use strawberry preserves i give it a whirl in my mini food processor to break up the big hunks. you could just fish 'em out though.
I usually use jams. I don't skimp on them, either. I get a good brand that is tried and true. One of my favorite brands is Trappist (I think thats right). Their jams are so good!
I use a layer of BC, then a dam and the filling. It keeps the jam from soaking into the cake and is pretty when it is cut in to.
A lot of people will just use jsams. i have tried the strawberry before and thought it was too sweet, but, it can be used.
Another thing I have used in a pinch is the cans of pie filling...in some stores you can find a ton of different varieties..I don't know about Apricot but you may be able to find raspberry.
Oh, and I like to use the all fruit brands, too. That helps them from being too sweet.
Good tips. Thanks so much.
If I get to make her cake, I would like to use those other fillings that I was talking about, but this helps me out in a pinch.
My only suggestion is that if she tastes the preserves at the consultation and orders a cake from you, that's probably what you should use to make her cake....unless the fruit fillings you normally use taste very similar to the preserves.
Good point. If she likes what she tastes, then I should just stick with that.
I actually bought the sugar-free or All Fruit preserves. That way when I add a little buttercream to it, it hopefully won't be too sweet. That's my hope anyway.