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    Sure different from the ones I make.
    Thanks, I see.
    Cakes are filled with things, not stuffed.
    it looks like a fruit filling to me, possibly some dates, cherries...? Sure looks yum!


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    [quote="Natalie27"]
    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope

    Cakes are filled with things, not stuffed.
    it looks like a fruit filling to me, possibly some dates, cherries...? Sure looks yum!

    No. Stuffed is Right.

    See:

    a stuffed turkey
    He stuffed himself full of food.

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    [quote="NewHope"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie27
    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope

    Cakes are filled with things, not stuffed.
    it looks like a fruit filling to me, possibly some dates, cherries...? Sure looks yum!

    No. Stuffed is Right.

    See:

    a stuffed turkey
    He stuffed himself full of food.

    When I stuff a turkey, I literally stuff its cavity. That is, I cram or tightly pack the stuffing into it. I put as much into it as I can.

    When you stuff yourself, you overeat.

    I think you are arguing about collocation. We say "a filled cake" and "stuffed potatoes".

    It's a filled moon cake, period!

    BTW, I have an apple pie in the oven. It has an apple filling, of course. It smells gooooood!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    BTW, I have an apple pie in the oven. It has an apple filling, of course. It smells gooooood!

    You gonna share that pie? ;)

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    Hi, everybody.
    It appears there is a dispute regarding "stuffed" and filled".

    I made some search and looked up in the dictionaries.

    "Stuffed (stuffing/dressing)" may be likely to use when you put the things into chicken, duck etc. The things may be some minced/chopped meat etc.

    "Filled (fillings)" may be likely ot use when you put the things into cake, sandwich etc. The things may be some sweet ingredients (eg jam).

    Nevertheless, it is perfectly ok to interchange each other.
    Example:
    http://www.melroseflowers.com/mkic/i...bean_cake.html
    http://chicken.allrecipes.com/az/ppl...inPcnCrmSc.asp

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    Nice catch, WaiWai. :D

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    You are welcome, NewHope. :D

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