Keep Fresh Strawberries From "leaking"?

Decorating By lrhill84 Updated 4 Aug 2009 , 8:01pm by PinkZiab

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lrhill84 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 3:01pm
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Greetings All!

I am super new to this wonderful site, so I apologize if this question has been asked previously.

I saw a lovely cake with white bc icing that had sliced strawberries all around the bottom edge. It also had a sliced stawberry on top with the pieces fanned out into a rosette of sorts.

My question is, when using fresh strawberries to decorate a cake, how do you keep them from leaking all over the icing?

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MrsMabe Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 7:01pm
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I always just add them right before it's to be served. I don't think there's any way to keep them from leaking other than eating them right away.

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PinkZiab Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 8:01pm
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When working with cut strawberries you really do need to add them as close to service as possible, especially when placed on a cake, as the sugar from the frosting will naturally draw the moisture out of even uncut berries, but with those you'll have a bigger window.

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