The most common way to fill cake layers is with icing or frosting.
This method is used when stacking two or more layers of the same
size. The icing between the layers helps secure the layers in place.
It also adds more flavor to your desserts.
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Filling Cake Layers-Learn To Ice Between The Layers
An alternative to using frosting or icing is using
filling between layers. This is a good way to blend flavors
in and can easily make a gourmet flavored dessert. We'll teach you
here how to use frosting to layer.
How To Fill your Cake Layers
Using a metal spatula, place a good sized glop of icing on the
top of your first layer.
Spread the icing over the top, being careful not to lift your
spatula as you go. This will help not to create crumbs.
Use a simple back and forth motion to spread the icing until
the top is covered.
Get the icing as even as you can. You want the icing layer to
be about 1/4" thick.
If the icing goes over the sides a little, it's fine. It will be
smoothed out later when you frost the whole thing.
How to Fill Cake Layers
Flavored Fillings Between Layers
Using flavored filling to fill a cake is a great way to give a
unique and flavorful twist to your desserts. Fruit flavors are used
most often, but there are a variety of other flavors that can be
used also. Some popular filling flavors are: