How Do I Know How Much Filling To Put Per Cake?

Decorating By StormyHaze Updated 23 Oct 2011 , 11:46pm by JanH

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StormyHaze Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 11:06pm
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Hey all, ive google it and come up with nothing so far, maybe you might know.

this is my recipe for strawberry filling:
2 1/ chopped straberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbs cornstarch

how much filling do you think this provies? The recipe didnt say what size or shape of cake to use this with.

i usually bake 9x2" if that helps. am considering 8 or 6"..

thanks so much!

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JanH Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 11:46pm
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Amount of sleeved pastry filling needed by cake size:

One sleeve of pastry filling = 3 cups:

Here's how far a sleeve of filling will go....

Originally Posted by indydebi

I'm working on two 4-tier wedding cakes this weekend with multiple fillings so I had a chance to see just how far a sleeve of filling will go:

I used one full sleeve of red raspberry and filled:

One 14" square
One 6" square
One 12" square

Then I mixed about 1/4 of a 2nd sleeve with some chocolate fudge icing to make chocolate-raspberry filling to use for:
One 6" round
One 14" square

I pipe a small dam and add filling that is just slightly more than 1/2 way up the height of the dam.

I've seen the question come up in threads before and thought it would be a good time to actually see how far it goes, and share with everyone.


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