Can I Use Crisco For A Filling Instead Of Cream Cheese?

Baking By karukaru Updated 2 Jul 2011 , 12:20am by costumeczar

karukaru Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 10:42pm
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Hi Everyone!
I need to make a nutella filling (for a fondant covered cake) and i was wondering if i can use crisco shortening instead of cream cheese because I cannot put the cake in the frifge because of the fondant. The recipe calls for Nutella, cocoa powder and cream cheese. Thanks!

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nhbaker Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 10:55pm
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Why not just use straight Nutella? I've used that many times before for a cake filling.

karukaru Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by nhbaker

Why not just use straight Nutella? I've used that many times before for a cake filling.



True! hahaha I have used it before but everyone raved about the other recipe and I wanted to give it a try. I guess I will used straight nutella.

cherrycakes Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:05pm
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I also use a mixture of buttercream and Nutella which is really good as well.

cakegrandma Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:07pm
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You can put a fondant covered cake in the fridge. I do it all the time and that has to be done is allow it to come to room temp and not touch it. You can't apply luster dust until all the condensation has dissipated but it can be refrigerated. Try it, you'll be surprised.
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gatorcake Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:36pm
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Originally Posted by karukaru

Quote:
Originally Posted by nhbaker

Why not just use straight Nutella? I've used that many times before for a cake filling.


True! hahaha I have used it before but everyone raved about the other recipe and I wanted to give it a try. I guess I will used straight nutella.




If they raved about the other recipe then replacing cream cheese with Crisco seems like a bad idea---they have very different flavor profiles. In addition there is a chance it would leave a greasy texture in their mouth.

Janette Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:36pm
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I was thinking the same thing. I've put fondant cakes in the fridge, out of ignorance, I didn't know I couldn't. Never had a problem.

costumeczar Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 12:20am
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I refrigerate fondanted cakes all the time. When they come out of the fridge they can get a little sticky/wet-looking, but if you don't touch them that wears off after a while.

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