I recently did a cake with a smear of buttercream, then whipped cream and a layer of sliced strawberries. The berries did not seep out, but when cut, the cake wanted to separate into its layers where the berries were. I was not happy with how it sliced or looked on the plate, although I did weigh it down before icing it. I thought maybe next time I would mix the berries and whipped cream, but now, after reading the preceeding posts, I am not so sure.
5/31/10 at 4:11am