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Filling for a cake with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream frosting?

mskilgore | Jun 11, 201510:31 AM

Hello everyone!

I am making a birthday cake for a friend. We're throwing a surprise party and there will be about 15 people present. Yay! I have the cake recipe I want to use (a buttermilk cake with a little orange zest thrown in, which has always come out very well in the past) and I know what frosting I'm planning to make (swiss meringue buttercream with some fresh strawberry puree incorporated).

So here is my question: what do I fill the cake with? I'm debating between making a fresh strawberry curd or another curd (lemon, orange?), or just making more of the swiss meringue buttercream and using that to fill the layers. OR using a differently-flavored buttercream for the filling.

Anyway - I appreciate your suggestions on this. I'm sure you will all have thoughts that I haven't even considered.

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