Those Fruit Gel Filling Sleeves...

Decorating By loriemoms Updated 16 Jun 2008 , 11:57am by awolf24

loriemoms Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 4:58am
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I know many of you use these gel filling sleeves (sold in those 2 lb packs) How much do you use on your cakes? (trying to see how much I would need for a 5 tiered cake) I don't want to have the cake sliding all over the place!

Thanks!

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tonedna Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:08am
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I dont put a lot...they do make the cake slippery if you do
Edna

steffla Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:11am
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I sometimes use them and many are delicious! I just used 2 to fill a 16" round torted 3 times. You definitely dont want to overfill with them!

loriemoms Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:36am
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Originally Posted by steffla

I sometimes use them and many are delicious! I just used 2 to fill a 16" round torted 3 times. You definitely dont want to overfill with them!




So if you torted the cake once, you would use the entire 2 lb sleeve for a 16 inch cake?

tonedna Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 6:25am
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I dont know how big your sleeves are.. But the ones I have last a few cakes!
Edna

doublecz1103 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 9:55am
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i was told by the cake supplier i use to only use 1/8 of an inch of the sleeve filling or it will make your cake slide back and forth and possibly create problems... i've used them once and i used alittle bit more than this and it worked out fabulously!!

indydebi Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 11:22am
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I use them all the time. They last FOREVER!!! Here's a thread where I share how far one sleeve went for me. http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=5706406#5706406

Yes, very very thin ..... less than 1/4".

loriemoms Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 11:42am
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Thanks guys...I was thinking too it should be very thin, as the stuff seems very slippery. Is it enough filling for a cake?

aligotmatt Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 11:54am
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I don't know how correct it is, but I keep this in my favorites as a filling guide

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/ckideas/ckIdea.aspx?idea=494&occasion=General%20Cake%20Instructions

awolf24 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 11:57am
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You can also mix it with some plain/vanilla BC - that way you get the flavor but I think it helps with the slipperyness factor. I would still keep the layer of filling pretty thin.

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