I got an order for a 2 tiered Mario Bro themed cake while I’m on vacation but the client is willing to take it before I leave which is 2 days before the event. She would also like fresh strawberries in the top tier. Since the design has a lot of little details, I was planning on filling it on Wednesday, decorating during the day Thursday, and delivering Thursday evening. The party is on Saturday. I was planning on chopping up the strawberries and mixing them into the buttercream instead of just having a layer if sliced strawberries. I’ll also use a dam.
Do you think the strawberries will be ok doing this? Filling the cake on Wednesday and eating Saturday? I usually only do fresh fruit fillings 2 days max in advance for the event. This will be 3 days. Thanks for all your help!
Only if the cake is refrigerated. Strawberries can mold overnight.
The sugar in the buttercream will dehydrate and make the strawberries weep and bleed... you will have a soupy red mess! Also, sugar will slow down bacteria growth, but not mold! My golden rule, NEVER fresh fruit...I'll do jams, guaranteed to stay fresh, mess and risk free.
you can get a big strawberry bang with using strawberry powder that you make in a blender or food processor from freeze dried strawberries -- target and whole foods sells them -- probably lots of other places too -- you don't need a whole lot of product to get the big flavor --
best to you