I want to do a banana cake with one layer of pastry creme filling and a separate layer of strawberry. I can't decide if it would be better to slice fresh strawberries in the cake or if I should make a fresh strawberry filling? What do people normally do?
I think its just personal preference. If strawberries are in season, I love to put some type of icing or cream filling first then top that with fresh strawberry slices. Yum!
What if you puree' fresh strawberries, sprinkle with a little sugar and cornstarch, mix it up, wait a day or so and use that as a fresh, sweet strawberry filling?
Like Cindy said, put it on top of the buttercream icing (or whatever you use) to keep your cake from getting soggy
deedelightful and Cindy... I am sorry to jump in,but you are saying: buttercream first, strawberries on top of that second. Do I have to put buttercream again on top of strawberries, so that the top layer does not become soggy ? I have never put fruit as filling but I would like to.
Thank you in advance for your answer.
I usually just put the buttercream (or whatever I'm in the mood for!) under the fresh fruit to stop the juices from running down into the cake. I don't worry about topping the fresh fruit with anything. Gravity will keep the cake on top from getting 'soggy'.
ja...ja... that is so obvious, never thought of it!!! Thank you!
That is going to taste SO good!
Thanks girls! I think I will do a strawberry filling very similar to a strawberry pie...both berries and filling. I can't wait to try it. I'll let you all know how it goes!