Fresh Fruit On Top Of The Wedding Cake

Decorating By Stephy42088 Updated 19 May 2011 , 12:40am by matthewkyrankelly

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Stephy42088 Posted 18 May 2011 , 11:28pm
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Hi friends!

I have a quick question. I have a bride who wants a cake like Hillary Duff's with no frosting on it, just plain and then have pineapples, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries piled on top of each tier. (the cake is pillared). Should I coat the fresh fruit in a clear glaze to help in it not getting soggy or gross? What do you guys think? The filling will be a mango frosting and bavarian cream sleeve filling. Thanks!!

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auntginn Posted 18 May 2011 , 11:58pm
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Most definately!! It will also help in the presentation. Fruit that does not have a clear glaze will tend to look withered, dry, etc. But with the glaze will look fresh and appealing.

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MimiFix Posted 19 May 2011 , 12:22am
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I've made several wedding cakes with fresh fruit. I topped each tier with a thin layer of streusel before baking and then used an apricot glaze to coat the fruits. It adds a level of professionalism and sparkle!

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 19 May 2011 , 12:40am
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Yes glaze for all of the reasons above. Tell the bride how it needs to be done. unglazed fruit will be a mess.

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