Cake Sucks Up Raspberry Filling - Help!

Decorating By Peridot Updated 14 Oct 2009 , 2:04pm by MissRobin

Peridot Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:49pm
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I have done several cakes where I have used raspberry filling and every time I use it it soaks into the cake and then when you cut it - UGH - does not look very nice.

What can I do to prevent this in the future?

I don't use the H&H sleeve filling as I don't care for the taste. I have been using raspberry preserves mixed with a box of jello. I heat the preserves until the jello dissolves and then refrigerate it until set and then spread on cake.

Would a very thin layer of BC under the filling help or do I need to find a new recipe for my filling?

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pattigunter Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 1:53pm
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This probably doesnt answer your question but I use a little buttercream mixed into my filling and it helps a lot -- it doesnt absorb. It also tones down the strength of the filling taste -- I used the sleeved fillings which are kind of strong.

Carlymoon Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:02pm
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I always spread a layer of buttercream on the cake layer first, then make my icing dam around the edges and then spread the raspberry filling in the middle. I've never had a problem with it soaking into the cake if you have the buttercream layer. Good luck!

pianocat Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:03pm
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I use a thin layer of BC before I put on the filling (sometimes on the bottom of the next layer too).

Dizzymaiden Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by Carlymoon

I..spread a layer of buttercream on the cake layer first, then make my icing dam around the edges and then spread the raspberry filling in the middle.




Carlymoon - this is a great way to prevent ugly leakage. I also like to use a little bc with filling spread thin and then add filling on top.

janet2009 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:06pm
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Maybe you can try this raspberry filling recipe which FourpowerMN shared to me when i make my first wedding cake. I love this recipe ..it doesn't soak. Thanks FlourpowerMN!

http://cakecentral.com/cake_re.....lling.html

It might help you...

janet2009 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:14pm
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cylstrial Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlymoon

I always spread a layer of buttercream on the cake layer first, then make my icing dam around the edges and then spread the raspberry filling in the middle. I've never had a problem with it soaking into the cake if you have the buttercream layer. Good luck!




Same here. No leakage!

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:20pm
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Are you making your own filling? If you are thicken it with gelatin, or cornstarch. No leakage after that.

Mike

Cake_Princess Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Are you making your own filling? If you are thicken it with gelatin, or cornstarch. No leakage after that.

Mike





I am not quite sure but I think that's what she was trying to accomplish using the j-ello.

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Are you making your own filling? If you are thicken it with gelatin, or cornstarch. No leakage after that.

Mike




I am not quite sure but I think that's what she was trying to accomplish using the j-ello.




Maybe, don't understand to go through all that trouble though. Cook down some raspberries w/ sugar, and some bloomed gelatin. You have a pretty tasty filling.

Mike

Dizzymaiden Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 4:03pm
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Mike- I agree-now is a good time to make your own filling..if your making Fall flavors. Each spring I collect as much fresh fruit and start my canning. At first it was frustrating but now I look forward to the smell and taste of fresh fruit filling.

mag719 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 6:25pm
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I don't know where you live, but here in Baltimore there is a cake supply store that sells fillings of all different flavors and they do not bleed into your layers. Maybe you can try a cake supply store in your area, or call a bakery and ask where they get their filling.

vdrsolo Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 7:21pm
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I only use the sleeved fillings that are meant for cakes. They don't seep and don't require refrigeration. Using preserves, jams, and jellys will seep into the cake and it requires refrigeration. Mold can grow quickly using these products. Think about it, would you make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, leave it out for a couple of days, then eat it? Not me!!

Peridot Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 11:33pm
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Thanks to all of you for your advise. It seems like the thin layer of BC is the secret and that is what I will do this weekend when I do my next cake.

Janet2009 - thanks for the recipe link - sounds like a great filling and I see that it has a lot of votes - will also give that a try. I think that next year I need to go raspberry picking. Do you think that recipe could be used with strawberries as I have a ton of fresh frozen strawberries that I picked and froze this summer.

The idea of putting some BC into my raspberry mixture is also a great idea. Maybe that would make the sleeve fillings taste better.

Once again thanks to all of you who responded to my question - CC is the best!

dandelion56602 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:34am
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One thing I've done w/ success is use 1/2 homemade & 1/2 sleeve filling. I too don't like the chemical fake taste of the sleeve filling, so I decided to use 1/2 & 1/2. The taste was good & it didn't soak into the cake.

KSMill Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:16am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Are you making your own filling? If you are thicken it with gelatin, or cornstarch. No leakage after that.

Mike




I make my own and still use a thin layer of buttercream! They love it. It's my most requested filling.

minicuppie Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 11:31am
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Just for the sake of stirring the pot...maybe it is your cake. Since I started freezing my layers I no longer have this problem. The crumb is tighter. I also do mostly from scratch pound or altered box recipes.

MissRobin Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:04pm
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Please try the recipe that Janet2009 posted!! I use it all the time and it is wonderful, It does not soak into the cake. I usually cover my cakes in fondant 2 days prior to event and it never soaks in and it is delicious. I have used Chambourd in place of some of the water and it is double yummy!!

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