I've only filled cakes with buttercream and just had a request today for raspberry filling. So, I have a sleeve of raspberry filling that I just bought to make fruit buns--is that what I should use to fill the cake? What is the best way to fill the cake? Should I make an icing dam around the outside first?
Thanks for any tips!
> yes, you can use that to fill the cake -- repeat fill the cake!!! (i found it so good, I just wanted to squirt directly into mouth and forget about the cake! )
> yes, definitely make and icing dam out of a good stiff icing, placing that dam about a 1/2 inch in from the edge of cake. put in the filling and then put on the top layer and allow to settle (aka, let gravity have its way with it) so less risk of blow out. I usually make my dam about 1/2 inch high and only put in filling about 1/4 inch thick to allow for the settling and have less chance of blow out.
I always use the sleeve filling and the raspberry is so good. Definitely make a damn with stiff buttercream. Once I put the top layer on top, I gently press down - this helps speed up the whole gravity thing