Will Pastry Cream Filling In A Cake Make It Soggy?

Decorating By CakeIstryByRhea Updated 3 Sep 2013 , 2:04pm by LipstickBaker

CakeIstryByRhea Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 9:18pm
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Hi Everyone!


I have a vanilla bean cake cooling right now and I am pretty sure I overbaked it so it will be dry.  I was thinking that maybe if I use a pastry cream filling and vanilla buttercream frosting  it would combat the dry texture BUT I am concerned that the pastry cream may actually make the cake soggy....  Should I maybe do a thin layer of buttercream against the cake as a barrier or will that taste funny?


The vanilla bean cake is a lighter spongier cake - not dense.


Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated!


:)  Rhea

6 replies
MBalaska Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 9:31pm
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if the cake was for me & my family at home, I'd keep it, slather it in creamy stuff & eat it.

However if the cake was for someone else & I knew that I had 'overbaked' it.....I would make them another properly baked cake. I don't sell cakes for a business, but why give a poor quality gift.

CakeIstryByRhea Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 10:57pm
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the cake is just for us - so would you recommend placing a thin layer of buttercream before adding the pastry cream?

MBalaska Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 11:10pm
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no. ps: your avatar cake is lovely.

CakeIstryByRhea Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 3:14pm
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:)  Thank you!  So - I ended up filling with the pastry cream but the family was not thrilled - they said it wasn't "typical" for me,.... haha... the cake was waaaaay too dry and the pastry cream didn't help.

remnant3333 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 5:41pm
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If that ever happens again and you overbake it you can always do it like a tres leche cake. Just poke holes in the cake and open a can of sweetened condensed milk plus a can of evaporated milk and let it soak into the cake for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.


Most Tres Leche cakes use 3 milks. It makes the cake so moist. If you have never tried tres leche cakes please do so. You will be hooked once you try them!!!!! I always put stabilized whipping cream on top of them with strawberries, pineapple, peaches. etc.  They are so good and yummy!!!!

LipstickBaker Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 2:04pm
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if you ever want to fill a cake with any type of fruit, mousse, or cream, i always brush the bottom of each layer with white candy coating (or chocolate depending on the cake) it adds flavor and keeps the cake from going soggy! 

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