Filling Question

Decorating By karilove Updated 14 Jun 2009 , 12:10am by aliciag829

karilove Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 1:25am
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hello everyone, I had a few issues with filling a cake with fruit filling... I used fresh strawberries which i mashed to fill a cake. When i went o put the two halves together, the fruit filling came oozing out from the sides even though i had damed it with buttercream icing... how do i get it to stay in the cake and not come out the sides? Thanks

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kakeladi Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:17am
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When you mashed those strawberries you released all the juice in them icon_sad.gif
Slice them and dry them on paper towels before placing on cake. You might even want to use fondant or very thick b'cream for the dam.

karilove Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 5:53pm
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thankyou very much.. i willtry that next time...

MrsMabe Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 12:03am
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Also, make sure your filling doesn't go higher than your dam.

aliciag829 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 12:10am
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Last time I used fresh strawberries in a cake, which was cassata cake, I sliced them using an egg slicer and just laid them in the cake that way. They release enough juice on their own that there's no need to mash them. If you want a less-chunky strawberry filling, I could suggest using a cooked strawberry filling since it is thicker and not juicy.

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