I am doing a three tier cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday and I was wanting to put chocolate pudding as the filling. I am just afraid that if I use the pudding, the moisture in the pudding will make the cake soggy. Are there any ways to prevent that from happening (if that will happpen at all). Thank you ahead of time.
I don't know the correct answer, but if you can't find the answer in time, you could simply crumb coat the layers w/buttercream first to create a barrier between the pudding and the cake. Do a BC dam before adding the pudding, the dam would help ensure the layers don't slide around.
Of course you will probably get 100 answers saying this is not necessary but at least you know it would work!
I just pudding quite often. I pipe a buttercream dam around the bottom layer and then fill. So far no problems and no soggy cakes reported. You could crumbcoat but I haven't had to because the pudding is thick.
hi, ceshell and lorrieg, are both correct.... either way is agreat.... i use pudding filling all the time with a dam...... and the crumbcoat doesn,t sound bad either... hth
How long can a cake with a pudding filling sit out? My friend wants a vanilla custard filling, but also expects the cake to sit out for the entire party (4+ hours). I havent come up with any non-dairy alternatives and am planning on just using BC unless anyone has an idea. Thanks!
I've never had a problem with the pudding making the cake soggy. Just use some bc to make a damn around the edge to keep it in and you should be ok. Once you ice it and decorate it, I've left it out for a couple of hours and it was fine. As long as it is not sitting in a really hot place -- you should be fine.
Thank you all for the replys. They have squashed the fears that I had.