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!
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.
the cake is just for us - so would you recommend placing a thin layer of buttercream before adding the pastry cream?
no. ps: your avatar cake is lovely.
:) 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.
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!