(Closed) Dumb cake question: filling? Where?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ya, usually filling is in between layers of cake. Like cake cream, whipping cream, jams etc. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Filling is in between the layers. Go to a local grocery bakery and get a cake of your choice and it will have some type of filling in the middle. As an example, if you get a carrot cake, it will have cream cheese frosting in the middle as well on the outside. The filling can be anything you want but if you are having a two layer cake (which is different from a tier) as nearly any baker will prepare unless specifically told otherwise via custom order, then it will have filling to make two (or more) layers stick together and in that case is not optional.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If nothing else, check grocery store bakeries since most offer yummy cakes. If they don’t offer beyond vanilla for their wedding cakes, you can get a variety of regular round cakes (that are not classified as wedding cakes) from them and serve a cake buffet, which is cheaper in the end, even though grocery store wedding cakes are inexpensive to begin with.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d definitely check with the baker! When I get told a cake has filling I assume that it looks a bit like a Victoria Sponge cake. So two cakes sandwiching jam and/or cream and then on top of that a smaller cake of the same and then the whole thing covered on the outside in icing so you can’t see the jam and cream inbetween 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Call or email and find out what his full menu of options are and if he is willing to anything custom for you. Many bakers are willing to do custom orders but they won’t know what you want until you ask, even if it is something that is not on their menu.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MsInterpret:My initial thought to the fact the baker doesn’t have filling choices means to me that he doesn’t offer them. Not all bakers will. But you could get, for example, a chocolate cake with coffee icing or something – it’s essentially the same thing.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Filling is usually in between the layers. A wedding cake tier, it actually 2 layers of “normal” cake. So the filling will be between the two layers, of the tiers! We have having a strawberry filling on our wedding cake, but the frosting is just normal buttercream.

Hope that helps. I have a picture that shows the filling, I will try and find it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Check with your venue for bakers–they may have some recommendations or even have a pastry chef on staff.

2 layers + filling=1 tier

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oooh, our cake will have three layers per tier, and filling between each layer… did I score? Laughing

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