Cake filling

by Tabitha

Do I need to do anything special to prepare my cake for a mousse or ganache filling?

How long befor serving can the cake be prepared?

Thank You!

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Mar 12, 2009
Filling A Cake
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Tabitha,

You should pipe a thick ring of frosting around the edge of each layer before filling in the center with mousse or ganache. This is known as making a dam.

To do this just use a piping bag that's fitted with a coupler only (no tip) or a large Ziploc bag with a 1/2" hole cut in one corner.

This will stop any filling from leaking out and causing a bulge under the finished frosting.

You can prepare a mouse or ganache filled cake up to a few days before you need it. Just keep refrigerated until about an hour before the start of your event and allow the cake to come to room temperature.

Hope this helps.

Michelle (editor)

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