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Which strawberry jam to use on birthday cake?

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UserNameNotAvailable Mon 15-Oct-12 17:05:04

Im going to attempt my first birthday cake for dd's 5th birthday and will be baking a madeira sponge with buttercream and jam filling.

Which jam do you all recommend? For some reason I cant imagine hartleys jam tasting right in a cake but maybe it'll be ok spread thinly?


Sparkles23 Mon 15-Oct-12 17:08:09

I use Sainsburys basics strawberry jam and it works very well!! More sugar than fruit content but works on a Madeira cake and cheap too. Always buy decent stuff for my toast though! grin

Loopy4got Mon 15-Oct-12 17:11:38

Dear oh dear, doesn't anyone make their own any more?............

(Yes am standing by for a good old mumsnet bashing!)

nannycook Mon 15-Oct-12 19:42:08

Ha Ha Loopy, not gonna mumsnet bash you, i'd really really love to have the time to make my own, i make most things from scratch, i work fulltime and on my day off i look after a very active 3 yr old. I will own up up to buying shop jam, but it has to be seedless raspberry jam for me everytime, hee hee!!

nannycook Mon 15-Oct-12 19:43:46

All my cakes on my profile has raspberry jam in them too.

bacon Mon 15-Oct-12 21:43:38

Good question - as you dont want fruit lumps more of a puree but suppose you could puree a good jam with a stick blender?

Jam snob me I love Bonne maman or TTD. Never thought of seedless but does that take away the depth of flavour?

nannycook Mon 15-Oct-12 22:07:39

Well bacon i started using seedless because most of my cakes were made for kids and i thought if they bit on a seed albeit a small seed then they wouldnt eat the cake, thats the only reason really and it kinda stuck with me

HauntedLittleLunatic Mon 15-Oct-12 22:18:49

I prefer raspberry specific brand.

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