I usually make my own fillings but I saw some premade (comes in a sleeve) at my local cake supply place and decided to give it a try for my next cake.
Anyways, it doesn't have an expiration date so I'm wondering how long this stuff is good for (it's coconut flavored).
If I don't use it all how long will it keep in the fridge? for how long?
Can I add whip cream to it to make a mousse?
Also I was thinking of doing a chocolate almond cake to go with the coconut filling (sort of like almond joy candy bars) but would like some other ideas as well. What else goes good with coconut?
Oh, one last thing...do most people buy the premade stuff or make their own? I can't believe how cheap it was (sure hope it tastes good!), I can't make it for that price.
I don't know how long it lasts before you open it, but I read on a website (maybe countrykitchensa?) that it will last 6 months in the refrigerator after you open it...
Yikes, what kind of preservatives are in this stuff? LOL, thanks for the info!
A year unopened.......at least 6 months in frig. They can be fzn also.
Since we're on this topic, does anyone know if you can freeze fillings and if so for how long? Can mousse fillings and cream fillings be frozen? TIA
NOT a fan of the sleeve fillings.........sorry To me they have a "plastic" or "canned" taste to them.
Fillings are simple to make and yes you can freeze them if you need to. I've never frozen mousse or cream fillings.
I recommend that you make a sample cake for yourself first with the sleeve stuff and be sure that you like the taste before you use it on a "paid" client's cake. Yes, they're cheap, but they're cheap for a reason IMHO.
I just bought a sleeve of "chocolate bavarian" filling. Eew! It tasted gross. Like corn starch with a very fake flavoring. It didn't even taste like chocolate. I bought a vanilla cream filling and I'm afraid to try it now.
I never looked close enough to notice, but do they have an ingredient list on them?
I'm sure that there isn't even an ounce of real chocolate in that chocolate bavarian filling. I don't understand how they can sell that stuff, to me it's on the same level with the Wilton fondant.
I've just started taking Wilton classes and the instructor used the regualr bavarian as a filling in a cake that she shared with the class. I didn't like it at all.
The bavarians are disgusting but I like the raspberry one and I am going to try the coconut cream one tomorrow. Hopefully it will be better than the bavarian!
I dont' like the bavarians either, but then I don't care for bavarian anyway, so I figured it was just my personal taste.