Hello, I've gotten a request for a white cake with buttercream and fresh strawberry filling. I've never done a filling before that wasn't just icing in the middle. I usually just use buttercream in the middle when I torte my cakes. So my question is can I just slice the fresh strawberries thinly and place them on top of the buttercream middle filling and then put the top layer of cake on like normal? Do I need to do anything special to add the strawberries in? Thanks for any and all help!!!
My recomendation is to always mix fresh fruit with either a pudding or a jam. Fresh fruit will release juice and sog up your cake. With my strawberry fillings I slice them and mix in some strawberry jam. Torte your cake and make a thick outline with the buttercream, make sure not to spread your filling all the way to the edges, to prevent any leaky edges. Then crumb coat & cover as usual. HTH
You can certainly add fresh fruit to BC without anything else. Its commonly done. Some people prefer fresh fruit. Another option is marinating the strawberries with sugar to sweeten them a little.