I often see people talk about using mousse as a filling. Is this the same sort of mousse you would serve someone in a bowl as a dessert? I have a packet of instant mousse pudding in the pantry, and I'm wondering if this is what I can use....?
Typically the "mousse" filling that is used as a cake filling is not a real mousse - it is a whipped topping product (Rich's bettercream) whipped with some instant pudding added to it for flavoring. It is shelf stable, doesn't have to be refrigerated.
But don't forget to use a B/C dam around it, otherwise it will leak out the sides once the top layer settles.
But COULD I use regular pudding mousse as a filling? I am making my first big cake, and it seems like a good time saver to me as I work full time and have a baby, so this will have to be done in a very short space of time the night before.
CutiePie, I will definitely use a dam! Will it be enough to hold soft mousse in?