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Cake making question - if using fresh cream and strawberries...

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TheLibrarianIsNotAMonkey Tue 04-Aug-09 16:35:33

in the middle of a victoria sponge, do I need to do something special with the cream or do you just literally whip it up then bung it in with the strawbs or do I need to add icing sugar to it or some other mysterious cake making trick I don't know?! Thanks.

FickleFairy Tue 04-Aug-09 18:56:19

I always leave it as it is but you can add icing sugar and a drop of vanilla essence to give it a different taste as an option.

How did it turn out anyway? I am guessing as we are now over two hours on from your post that you have finished it grin

alypaly Tue 04-Aug-09 19:00:16

you can put whatever u want in it, butter cream or real cream or a dash of kirsch or cointreau in the double cream with a spoonful of icing sugar to your own sweetness.

FickleFairy Tue 04-Aug-09 19:03:58

shock Did I say essence???? I meant extract I don't touch essence, it's food of the devil! smile

TheLibrarianIsNotAMonkey Tue 04-Aug-09 20:53:44

LOL, thanks! I have made the cake but it's for tomorrow so the cream is going in then. I think I'll just leave it plain if that will be ok, the strawberries are sweet smile

littleducks Tue 04-Aug-09 20:57:32

Fresh plain cream is nice but if you need it to stay fresh looking or it wont get finished the same day, a small amount of cream cheese and icing sugar make a firmer cream 'frosting' that wont seperate or make the cake go soggy

TheLibrarianIsNotAMonkey Tue 04-Aug-09 20:59:32

Thanks LittleDucks - I might get a bit of cream cheese and icing sugar too then, it's for MIL and although we'll eat some I doubt she'll finish it all off the same day smile

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