I get completely overwhelmed with fillings so I end up just using my bc to fill. I'd like to try something different.
I have a cake coming up for a 1st b-day party. I'd like to try a filling other than bc.
Also, what makes a filling perishable and non-perishable. To stay on the safe side, I'd rather go for non-perishable as it might be an outside party.
Help me extend my horizons please.
I am one that thinks cake is too sweet. So, I definitely try lighter fillings in my cakes. Most of the time I use a filling, (strawberry,raspberry, etc.) a thin layer, with a mousse filling with it. To make it non-pershible, I use pastry pride whipped topping with instant pudding mixed in. You can add any flavor you like to the filling. Check out the recipe section of cc, you will find all types.
Here's a fillling babystep for you -- just mix jam or preserves with your BC and fill as usual. You can vary the jam and vary the taste. I just sort of start dumping jam and mixing until the BC tastes right. It's nonperishable as long as your buttercream is nonperishable -- I'd suggest Crisco buttercream or high-ratio BC; real butter can be iffy. Good luck!
A big hit a my kids parties is oreo filling. However, it's oreos crushed into homemade whipped cream. so i don't know how long it could stay outside. you may even beable to crush oreos into a vanilla or chocolate pudding. That might hold better outside.
I will 2nd the oreo cookie filling idea. make some vanilla pudding, mix with some bettercream and add crushed oreo cookies. kids love that. Check the bettercream thread you will find lots of ideas. If you don't find it, PM Melvira.... she is the queen of bettercream and very helpful too.
Sorry Mel... didnt mean to robe you in
Excellent ideas. Thanks everyone
Oreo filling it is then! I had checked it out before and it's brilliant for a 1st b-day cake... thanks!
Just remember regular pudding is perishable. Mixing Oreos in your buttercream is also an option.
luntus - where can I find the bettercreme thread on here?
all these are wonderful ideas.
I LOVE to use curds as fillings cuz, like cathyscakes, I don't like things too sweet and, love the tang of the curd with the sweet of the cake and icing.