Originally Posted by SideCakes
Hello, im in search of a good strawberry filling for a stacked cake. I need something that wont cause the cake layers to slide or ooze out the side once stacked. Any recipes and tips greatly appreciated! thanks.
Here are some tips I got from an instructor at Cake Camp this past week regarding fresh strawberry fillings:
First, put regular BC icing between your two layers and the strawberry filling between each 1 inch layer. (This is if you're splitting each layer. If not, see the other tips. If that doesn't make sense, PM me.)
Next, if you're using strawberries for your filling, right after slicing them, mix them with a glaze -- like Marie Callendar's strawberry glaze (can be found in the produce department of most grocery stores). This prevents the strawberries from producing too much of their own liquid and makes the strawberries taste even better.
Finally, top the strawberries with a BC lattice. This holds the fresh strawberries in place and keeps your layers from slipping.
Also, be sure to pipe a stiffened dam around the edge of the cake before filling.
(The instructor suggested filling this type of cake at the last possible minute, which depending upon the type of decorating you plan to do, may or may not be applicable.)