I have been asked to make a christening cake. Easy I hear you say!!!! But the lady wants a pavlova cake. She wants 2 layers of pavlova with cream and fruit in the middle, couvered in cream and then decorated like an ordinary cake. I am affraid that the pavlova will go soggey deos anyone have any ideas on how to stop it please!!!
The best way to prevent this (or at least minimise this) is to refrigerate once you've applied the cream and decorated. If decorating will take long, make sure you place it in the fridge every now and then. If she is picking the cake up from you, just keep it refrigerated until she comes. If you're delivering it and it's quite a distance, place it in a chilly bin.
Hope this helps! I actually make pavlova quite often, I just never posted up any pics of it. Best fruits are more sour ones as the pavlova itself is quite sweet, like strawberries and kiwi fruit with whipped cream. YUMMY!
All the best!
thanks very much for your help, i will let you know how I get on