Looking For Universal Cake Filling That Is Not Too Sweet, Lasts And Can Be Flavored

Baking By lobelka Updated 26 May 2013 , 6:20pm by Annabakescakes

lobelka Posted 21 May 2013 , 7:52pm
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Good evening,


I live in Slovakia and the summer starts soon. Slovak taste is a bit different to others. We like light filling, that is not to sweet. I`m looking for a universal recipe that can be flavored with anything, like fruit puree, alcohol... Anyone has any idea? Thank you.

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cakefat Posted 21 May 2013 , 11:33pm
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what about an Italian (or Swiss) meringue buttercream? I usually just make the Italian version as that is what I learned first..but they're basically the same- just the method of making is different.


They're not overly sweet at all, and you can add flavoring, fruit curds etc to them. Not sure about alcohol though..I've never added that to my IMBC.


You can search youtube or perhaps online for instructions/recipe.

manddi Posted 22 May 2013 , 1:25am
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AAny meringue based buttercream is light and has a wonderful mouth feel i.e. Not greasy! Since I live in the south (usa) and it's hot and humid I still decorate with abc but I much prefer imbc.

lobelka Posted 22 May 2013 , 7:36am
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Thank you a lot for the ideas. thumbs_up.gifI will try both Italian and Swiss and let them to decide what is better. We do not use them here, so it will be something new to me too. Thank you a lot again. icon_biggrin.gif

cakefat Posted 22 May 2013 , 7:41am
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Here's a good youtube video on IMBC



(if the link doesn't work type in "warren browns italian meringue buttercream"

Annabakescakes Posted 22 May 2013 , 12:22pm
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AI am very curious to know what you do use there! Please share ;-)

lobelka Posted 26 May 2013 , 3:14pm
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AHi, We mostly use pudding filling with addition of butter or margarine. Many people go for very traditional cakes. So I decided to open the possibility to try different ones. Maybe for you ,ours cakes will be uniqe, for us are very traditional. During the week I get some pictures to share. :-)

Annabakescakes Posted 26 May 2013 , 6:20pm
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AIn North America, most people think pudding comes in a cup, pre-made. Just peel back the label and insert spoon, lol. They think it is homemade when you add a box of sugar, artificial flavor and modified food starch and mix your cold milk in, but I am guessing you make a cooked milk and such?

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