i will be making a cake this weekend. the cake will be half sheet vanilla with fresh strawberries and peaches between the layer. and vanilla bc.
i dont like fruit with my cake so im not a fan of fresh fruit in cake.
(im making this for a friend of my daughter)
what is the best way to keep the cake from getting soggy from the fresh fruit.
i will use a firm damn and seal it well so im not too worried about leakage or blowout (keeping my fingers crossed!)
the cake will be chilled until the party. but im worried about it getting soggy and nasty.....sorry fruit with cake makes no sense to me!!!!! haha
This is a nice combo for some of us.
Make up a solution of FruitFresh or a crushed vitamin c tablet in water to dip the peach slices to keep them from getting brown.
Slice the fruit as uniformly as possible so that the cake will slice nicely.
Use a thin layer of buttercream on both sides of the fruit layer to keep the cake fresh.
What BakingIrene said! I make cakes filled with fresh fruit all the time at my day job, and have never had an issue if you do it just like she said.
thank you for your help. unfortunately my internet was down and im just now getting your suggestions. i dont have a vitamin c tablet and have no idea what fruitfresh is.
since its late here.........and i need to get these stacked so they can settle to decorate tomorrow.
any other suggestions?????
honestly i never thought of the peaches turning brown. i was more worried about the fruit becoming soggy into the cake.
so now i have another issue to tackle.
i guess i stand alone on not liking fruit with my cake. haha.
Just a suggestion about the peaches. I boil them briefly in a little sugar water. Not only does it soften them to any texture you choose, it will stop the discoloration and keep them a longer time. You don't need much time in the water. This quick boil also helps with harder varieties and one that may not be soft enough yet.
To soften naturally, leave in a brown paper bag on the counter.
I know this is late--I wasn't online for 2 days either.
Poaching the peach slices will work OK to keep them from getting brown. It will make the cake easier to cut.
Anyway, I have to say that a little peach juice soaking onto a cake makes it SUPER good if you like peaches. They don't give off enough juice to do anything more than make the cake really moist.