I'm just posting this so I don't lose the recipe - If the cake works I'll let you know....
Taken from http://www.treswell.plus.com/food/s/summer_fruit_tart.html
cheats pastry cream
I first used this short cut when I had to fill 150 strawberry tartlets for a party. Purists will scream in horror — but why make life difficult for yourself?
75ml double cream
200ml ready-made thick custard
I'm experimenting with creme-patissiere-cooking-avoidance for a cake I'm thinking of baking. Looks ok in the picture.