Help With Victoria Sponge Filling

Decorating By bgatty68 Updated 5 Nov 2014 , 12:53am by Natka81

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bgatty68 Posted 4 Nov 2014 , 12:52pm
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Hi guys i'm a newbie so just wanted to say hi to you all, and i have a question about my victoria sponges that i have been making  recently now the issue is the cream filling keeps spilling out down the side of the cake onto the stand it is on. I have tried to make the cream thicker, i make sure the sponges are cold before putting the jam and cream in, i have tried putting the jam on the bottom sponge first then the jam on top and vice versa, but the cream filling comes out, and when i say comes out i don't mean i have overfilled it and as i put the top sponge on it pours out, what happens is i put the filling (jam and cream)on the bottom sponge and at first the cake looks great but within 10-15mins the cream starts to fall out a little bit at a time, any advice would be most welcome.

I have only just started baking cakes in the last month and its only for my wife and daughter as i had some spare time and the first Voctoria Sponge never had this issue i just cant see im doing anything different, except i have changed the butter from stork to a cheaper supermarkets own brand.:smile:

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Dayti Posted 4 Nov 2014 , 2:26pm
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Are you using whipping cream or double cream? If it's whipping cream that could be the issue - less fat content makes it "weaker"....

Or are you using a buttercream type filling?

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Natka81 Posted 5 Nov 2014 , 12:53am
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AAre you using heavy whipping cream? IF yes, then is it just heavy whipping cream and sugar powder? The cake layers might be too heavy for this kind of filling.

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