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post #1 of 20
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Help I am making a wedding cake for Saturday, and they want Carmel filling. I have made the cake, torted, made my dam, filled w/ Carmel, crumb coated and lastly frosted. Just went to get the next teir out to work on and there is Carmel all down the side. What to do? If I made Carmel mousse and filled would it still be good on Saturday? Any help is greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 20

Did you make your own caramel or just buy a caramel sauce?

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post #3 of 20

Could you try a can of Dulce de Leche?  It is pretty thick, I don't think it would make it past a buttercream dam.

 

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Hey, I know its Saturday today but I thought I'd post anyway. I have made my own dulce de leche from a condensed milk can and used that as filling before with no problems. Link below to the recipe. Also I would maybe double dam just to make really sure. Hope everything went well!

http://gourmetdiyshanghai.blogspot.com/2012/10/dulce-de-leche.html

post #5 of 20

This is a great recipe and it does not leak or ooze at all. It gets really thick at room temp but you can put it in the microwave for a few seconds to make it more spreadable.

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/thick-caramel-sauce-or-filling

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Originally Posted by liz at sugar View Post
 

Could you try a can of Dulce de Leche?  It is pretty thick, I don't think it would make it past a buttercream dam.

 

Liz

Made my daughter's first birthday cake today. Was trying to think of a good filling until I remembered this post. Picked up a can of it at the store last night. I wanted to eat the whole thing by myself! Thanks for posting it! I make my own salted caramel, and it thickens up, but this stuff is amazing! 

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Made my daughter's first birthday cake today. Was trying to think of a good filling until I remembered this post. Picked up a can of it at the store last night. I wanted to eat the whole thing by myself! Thanks for posting it! I make my own salted caramel, and it thickens up, but this stuff is amazing! 

 

Yes, it is really good!  If you have a Mexican market that sells it, it saves the step of boiling the sweetened condensed milk in the can.

 

I also make a chocolate fudge frosting with it - just melt some good quality chocolate and stir them together!

 

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post #8 of 20
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Yes, it is really good!  If you have a Mexican market that sells it, it saves the step of boiling the sweetened condensed milk in the can.

 

I also make a chocolate fudge frosting with it - just melt some good quality chocolate and stir them together!

 

Liz

We have real Mexican sections in our grocery stores with the same kind they sell in the Mexican market. We have a lot of migrant workers here from the Spring through Fall. Lots of farming and home building. I have done the boiling method before, but I don't remember it tasting that good! I will definitely try it as a frosting with the chocolate. That sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the tip!

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post #9 of 20
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I was using store bought caramel but ended up making caramel mousse. Oh my word that was yummy and worked very well.
post #10 of 20

Glad you found a happy solution.

 

A word of caution--please, please, don't boil the can as described in the link above.  Even the makers of condensed milk no longer recommend doing it this way.  The same results can be gotten using safer methods, especially with a microwave, oven, or slow cooker.

 

There are 8 methods in this article--IGNORE THE FIRST ONE ABOUT BOILING IN THE CAN ON THE STOVE.

 

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Dulce-De-Leche

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Glad you found a happy solution.

 

A word of caution--please, please, don't boil the can as described in the link above.  Even the makers of condensed milk no longer recommend doing it this way.  The same results can be gotten using safer methods, especially with a microwave, oven, or slow cooker.

 

There are 8 methods in this article--IGNORE THE FIRST ONE ABOUT BOILING IN THE CAN ON THE STOVE.

 

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Dulce-De-Leche

Thanks for the heads up!

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post #12 of 20
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Glad you found a happy solution.

 

A word of caution--please, please, don't boil the can as described in the link above.  Even the makers of condensed milk no longer recommend doing it this way.  The same results can be gotten using safer methods, especially with a microwave, oven, or slow cooker.

 

There are 8 methods in this article--IGNORE THE FIRST ONE ABOUT BOILING IN THE CAN ON THE STOVE.

 

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Dulce-De-Leche

Just curious as to why you caution boiling the can on the stove? I can't seem to find any information on it. It's good to know that I shouldn't do that, but it turned out fine for me.

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Just curious as to why you caution boiling the can on the stove? I can't seem to find any information on it. It's good to know that I shouldn't do that, but it turned out fine for me.

The can has been known to explode, especially if the level of water doesn't remain high enough. Messy, and also dangerous having burning hot caramel flying everywhere if you happen to be standing nearby.

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This is a great recipe and it does not leak or ooze at all. It gets really thick at room temp but you can put it in the microwave for a few seconds to make it more spreadable.

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/thick-caramel-sauce-or-filling

 

This is the recipe I use also.   I can't even count how many batches of this stuff I had made.   I use it for praline filling and turtle..both very popular fillings here in Louisiana.  In fact, I split & stacked 4 quarter sheets this weekend for a butter cream tool chest and I used this recipe as the filling.   If you ever make this caramel filling...I think you will never use any other recipe again....it is that good!!!   Get a spoon and enjoy!

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This is the recipe I use also.   I can't even count how many batches of this stuff I had made.   I use it for praline filling and turtle..both very popular fillings here in Louisiana.  In fact, I split & stacked 4 quarter sheets this weekend for a butter cream tool chest and I used this recipe as the filling.   If you ever make this caramel filling...I think you will never use any other recipe again....it is that good!!!   Get a spoon and enjoy!

You make me want to make it now and eat all of it myself! haha!

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