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Anyone ordered a cake from Costco?

post #1 of 73
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I have had a chance to taste 2 different cakes ordered from Costco. They were both filled with a great filling. Anyone have any ideas on what type of filling they use? I actually love their cakes for this reason. I would love to make my own version, but I am not sure what the filling is or a recipe for it.

It's almost like a mousse..... I think.

Anyone know? I would sure appreciate any insight you might have!

Brandi
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post #2 of 73
I work at Costco:

here's a taste-alike recipe:

1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of milk
1 large package of jello vanilla pudding
Mix well on mixer for vanilla mousse filling

for chocolate we use whipped cream (non dairy)
plus chocolate syrop

for strawberry it's the same as vanilla but
add strawberry preserves.

same with the apricot.

Patty
post #3 of 73
May I ask how you add the preserves? I tried this last week by just adding it while in the Kitchen Aid stand mixer, and it left little jelled bits throughout the filling. It tasted fine, but looked kind of weird. I had used Polanar Fruit Preserves. Any advice?
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post #4 of 73
You could try mixing a big spoonful of the mouse with the perserves until it is smooth before adding it to the whole bowl.
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post #5 of 73
Or you could warm your preserves a little (not too much though)... that should thin it out enough to mix better
post #6 of 73
Thread Starter 
Oh wow!
Thanks cakeladyatLA. I am so glad to find you and who would know better about the filling than you. You even had a recipe....I feel like I have hit the jackpot, especially since I have been reacking my brain for a while trying to figure out how to do a filling like that.

Here's another question.....Both cakes that I have tasted had a good amount of filling. I almost think that the filling layer was as tall as one of the layers of cake. How do they use that much filling without it bulging out on the sides? Any ideas?

Thanks so much!
Brandi
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post #7 of 73
Before icing your cake, let the top layer of the cake rest on the filling for a good half an hour to let gravity do its job.

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post #8 of 73
Thread Starter 
That sounds like a good idea. I will have to give that one a try!

Thanks!
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post #9 of 73
thanks for info...that actually sounds very good!!!
i think i will try one of those recipes soon!!!
thanks again
melody
post #10 of 73
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Originally Posted by luv2cake

Oh wow!

Here's another question.....Both cakes that I have tasted had a good amount of filling. I almost think that the filling layer was as tall as one of the layers of cake. How do they use that much filling without it bulging out on the sides? Any ideas?

Thanks so much!
Brandi




...don't forget to put a dam of medium/stiff icing around the edge of the first layer of cake before putting the filling on the cake. This helps to keep it from bulding out!!
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post #11 of 73
The vanilla recipe sounds really good. I don't know if I have vanilla pudding on hand, but I know I have Banana Cream. I'll try it later tonight. Yummm!
post #12 of 73
This is driving me crazy! I know there was a costco mousse recipe posted on another thread a little while ago...i tried the recipe and it was great...now i don't remember if its the same recipe...does anyone remember the thread i'm walking about...


I think it was Costco Vanilla mousse filling... icon_mad.gif I hate when i cant remember things...
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post #13 of 73
I remember it was on the Wilton board...I copied it down, but when I made it I wasn't too impressed. Others may enjoy it so here it is!

1 Pkg Jello Instant French Vanilla Pudding
1 Envelope Dream Whip
1-1/2 cups light cream
4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp Knox unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water

Pour powdered pudding and powdered Dream whip into medium bowl and add the light cream, blend on low speed with electric mixture until blended. Switch to high speed and beat 6 minutes scraping down sides occasionally with spatula. Add softened cream cheese and vanilla and beat another minute. Pour 1/4 cup water into small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over it. Stir and the let stand for one minute. Heat gelatin mixture over medium heat until gelatin dissolves and mixture thins ad turns clear. DO NOT allow to boil. Remove pan from heat and set aside for a few minutes and allow mixture to cool off a bit. Don't let sit too long-it will begin to gel after about 10 mins. or so. Pour gelatin mixture into pudding mixture and beat thoroughly, scraping down sides of bowl for 1 minute. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. When ready to fill cake mix with mixer until nice and creamy. If too thick add a little bit light cream until desired texture achieved. TIPS: recipe can be doubled-use a large bowl. Flavors develop when sitting over night. If cake you are filling is crumbly, pipe filling between layers and spread with knife dipped in hot water.
post #14 of 73
Thread Starter 
Thanks blittle6. What was it that you didn't really like about the recipe? Was it the taste, texture, etc???

Thanks.
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post #15 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakeladyatLA


1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of milk
1 large package of jello vanilla pudding
Mix well on mixer for vanilla mousse filling

Patty



I just made the above recipe except I used Banana Cream pudding. It came out delicious! It was quick and easy and came out nice and thick!
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