Chocolate Bavarian Cream Filling - How Much Needed?

Decorating By gloria Updated 18 Sep 2009 , 6:57am by Bluehue

gloria Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:37pm
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I just purchased a 2 lb. pkg of chocolate bavarian cream filling for my cake.

Can anyone tell me how much this will fill. I have a 6", 9" and 12" cake to do.

Also, does anyone ever add anything to this?

I want it to have a 1/2 inch fill. Will the cakes "squish" it down so it buldges?

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Lcubed82 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 5:34am
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My cake supply store gave me a chart just this week:

Sleeve holds 3 cups. 6"- 1/3 cup; 9"- 1 cup: 12"- 1 3/4 cup

The shopowner did stress that you don't want to overfill, as then your layers could slide/shift. 1/2" sounds like a lot. And you would probably have bulges unless you used a really stiff BC as the dam at the edge.

step0nmi Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:01am
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I just used some filling this evening...I'm doing my own strawberry torte where you half the 2 layers and then put 3 1/4 thick fillings. So, I only ended up using 1-2 lb. bag of bavarian creme and 2-2 lb. of strawberry for an 8", 10" and 12". if that makes any sense to you...you will probably want to do a thinner layer of filling than a 1/2" or do the filling like I did above. good luck!

JanH Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:25am
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Sleeved pastry filling usage chart by cake size:
(Same info as by lcubed82 icon_smile.gif - but for more cake sizes.)

http://tinyurl.com/2gay6n

HTH

Bluehue Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 6:57am
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icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif I just clicked on that link JanH -

YOU CAN BUY FILLING ALREADY MADE !!!!
- goog gawd - another thing you don't see over here.

How wonderful for that last minute order -

I am just constantly amazed at what is available around the World -

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