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Need Filling Recipes that don't need refrigeration

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  • Started 12 months ago by Ethel Ann D.
  • Latest reply from maureen e.
  1. Ethel Ann D.
    Posts: 4
    Member

    Many times I decorate my cakes the day before they are needed, and I do not like to put them back into the refrigerator. I need some suggestions on fillings that would hold up until the next day without being refrigerated.

    Posted Sep 27 2013 2:51 pm #
  2. Hi Ethel Ann-- Many American Buttercream recipes are fine to leave out at room temperature for a day or two. Buttercream can be so easily transformed with the use of various extracts and "stir ins" that it's one of my favorite options for filling. The Swiss Meringue buttercream recipe in our Recipes would also be fine for a day at room temperature. --

    Ganache is another option for you. The "Simple Spreadable Ganache" recipe in the recipes section has a 2:1 ratio of chocolate to heavy cream and would be fine at room temperature for a day or two.

    Aside from buttercream & ganache, the only other options that I feel comfortable with are the filling sleeves that you can purchase from online cake supply shops that are advertised as stable at room temperature.

    Posted Sep 28 2013 2:45 am #
  3. Ethel Ann D.
    Posts: 4
    Member

    Thanks so much Melissa. I haven't tried any of the filling sleeves before so if anyone has any suggestions on ones that are particularly good, I would appreciate it.

    I have been wanting to try the filling made with the instant pudding but I am always hesitant about putting the cake back into the refrigerator after I have decorated it with fondant decorations. I just didn't know how the fondant would do after being refrigerated.

    I am really enjoying your site and am so glad that I joined. Best money I have spent!

    Posted Sep 28 2013 1:25 pm #
  4. Joan
    Posts: 34
    Member

    I hope it's ok to post this link. (Please let me know if it's not) It's a link to the Texas Cottage Food Law website and it has a few frosting/filling recipes that it says it tested and is safe when not refrigerated.

    http://texascottagefoodlaw.com/Resources/Recipes.aspx

    Posted Sep 28 2013 3:15 pm #
  5. This seedless raspberry filling is fine to be left at room temp in a cake for a few days.

    http://www.cakeboss.com/raspberryfilling.aspx

    Posted Sep 28 2013 6:34 pm #
  6. Ethel Ann D.
    Posts: 4
    Member

    Thanks so much Joan and Spooky_789. I can't wait to try these.

    Posted Sep 28 2013 8:16 pm #
  7. AJane
    Posts: 287
    Member

    I wonder if other fruits could be substituted for the raspberries (and minus the raspberry liqueur) in the cakeboss recipe? Has anybody tried it with other fruits?

    Posted Sep 29 2013 2:35 am #
  8. Hi Ethel Ann-- We refrigerate our fondant covered cakes or cakes that have fondant accents with no problems. (We usually use Satin Ice or these days, Liz Marek's fondant which is a Wilton/MMF mix). If you are using straight MMF, it doesn't respond as well to chilling. Also, humidity levels can have an effect as well (both in the home & in the fridge). So, it's best to do a trial run to know if this is something that would work okay for you.

    You've gotten some great replies above though for other fillings that don't require refrigeration. @Joan~ Thanks for posting the link! I'm excited to read through the recipes.

    Posted Sep 29 2013 4:45 am #
  9. maureen e.
    Posts: 12
    Member

    I WAS GIVEN A RECIPE AT A CLASS AND WAS TOLD THAT THE WOMEN WHO MADE THIS RECIPE, WAS DOING A TRIAL AND ERROR TYPE RECIPE, LET JUST THE COOL WHIP SIT ON HER COUNTER FOR DAYS TO SEE IF IT WOULD SPOIL, IT DIDNT'.

    I HAVE USED ONE TUBE OF COOL WHIP DEFROSTED AND 1 CUP OF NESTLE MORSELS. MELT THE CHOCOLATE AND FOLD INTO COOL WHIP, YOU CAN REFRIGERATE JUST TO THICKEN. ITS DELICIOUS!! LEAVE LITTLE THIN CHIPS OF CHOCOLATE. ALTHOUGH, I HAVE NEVER LEFT A CAKE ICED WITH BUTTER CREAM NOT REFRIGERATED, BUT I AM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN USE THIS AND BE OK. I HAVE ALSO USED WHITE CHOCOLATE OR COLOR CANDY MELTS TO ADD TO A THEME CAKE.

    Posted Oct 8 2013 1:15 am #

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