Sunday, October 30, 2011
Julia's Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake
Rebekah asked if I could make a Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake for Julia's birthday party, and sent me a photo of her "inspiration" cake, which I attempted to replicate but also add my own touches. For this cake, I baked an 8" tier and a 6" tier of yellow pound cake. Layers were filled with pink vanilla buttercream with just a bit of raspberry flavoring (extract). I carved the 6" inch cake into the strawberry house shape, crumb coated both tiers, and then started to decorate. The finishing touch was a little Strawberry Shortcake doll (that I had searched a number of stores to find!) perched at the bottom of the cake. A few fondant flowers for trim, and Julia's cake was complete.
Here is a collage of photos of Julia's cake: