Saturday, March 17, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday ::. The Cake

 In case you missed my guest post over at Between U & Me the other day... here it is!

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake

Ok, I'm not gonna lie... I'm really proud of this cake.

Like, SUPER proud of this cake.

So much so, that I would like to share with you how I did it.

1. Start with a strawberry cake (boxed... which was FANTASTIC!!)

2. Put on a crumb coat using whatever icing you want. I used canned because I didn't feel like making half a dozen batches of icing. This was buttercream.

3. I baked a white 8"x8" cake (plus a dozen cupcakes) because I figured that not everyone would really like strawberry cake. Once cooled, I cut 1/3 off, then cut that 1/3 in half.
4. Put the 3rd layer on (secured with skewers... we should have leveled the cake, but we didn't) and crumb coat and chill.
5. NOW using my Grandma's Wedding Icing recipe, cover the whole cake in green.
6. Smooth the cake using step 4 on Wilton's site (or after googling, this method looks awesome). I also added the icing for the pond...

7. ... then smooth the pond out and added the pathway (PS I used valentine's m&ms)
8. Next came the grass using tip 33. And then I took a break because my hand got sore. Back to the fridge went the cake.

9. Finally, I added in some color with some flowers; I made drop flowers (yellow) with tip 18 I believe and I made rosettes with tip 16.

Now we are ready for PARTY DAY!
I almost couldn't cut into it...

but with 17 3 year olds hovering around begging for cake, I had to give in.

Linking up: Crafty Mom Share, Young & Crafty, Tatertots and Jello, Lolly Jane, Around Tuit, Under the Table Dreaming, Crafts Keep me Sane, CRAFT, The Girl Creative, Delicate Construction, Making the World Cuter, Homework, Not just a Housewife, A Bowl ful of Lemons, Chef in Training, Vintage Wanna Bee, Blackberry Vine, Gluesticks,  Our Delightful Home

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28 comments:

  1. beautiful! My daughter would loooooove it!

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  2. So cute, Stevie!
    Lucy is just starting to get into Strawberry Shortcake! (Which I LOVE because I had cases full of the dolls when I was little!:)~
    ~Bec

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  3. Well, you should be proud, that is freakin' awesome! And you're making me hungry, my stomach started growling just looking at this, lol!

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  4. Absolutely adorable....as the mother of 4 daughters, my girls would be thrilled to have a cake like this!!! You have alot to be proud of!!! :)

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  5. Wow! This is amazing! We had a Strawberry Shortcake party a couple years ago and I'll just say that my daughter better not see this pic of your cake or she's going to feel seriously jipped! I found you through TT&J. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Amazing cake Stevie!! Sounds like it was a big hit!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is such a fun cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So adorable! I sure hope my daughter likes Strawberry Shortcake when she gets older!

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  9. Wow, you did an awesome job! I wouldn't want to cut into it either, but I'm sure that it tasted just as good as it looked. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing so many tips for this process.

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  10. Cute cake!! The birthday girl was so lucky. I wish I had cakes like that when I was a kid.

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  11. Such a super cute cake! I'm very very impressed. I need to practice my crumbcoating. I'm lazy and skip it.:)

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  12. What a great cake! I hope you come share it at my link party at the-crafty-cowgirl.com

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  13. This is adorable! :) I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my new blog and follow, too. My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday night. I'd love to have you share this!

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  14. Beautiful cake! You did an amazing job! :)

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  15. You should be proud of this cake. You did an awesome job! :)

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  16. Awesome!!! If I made that cake, I would be proud too :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

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  17. That's awesome! You should definitely be proud! Layering cakes is not the easiest thing at all and you did a great job! Thanks for linking up to my party!

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  18. Completely adorable! I just pinned it to remember for my daughter's birthday!!

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  19. Since this is an older posting, I am not sure if you will see this or not. But I loved all your ideas for this party and decided to go with this, since the cake is so darn cute. It's something I could make and be proud of. I plan on having my daughters party dec 1st and hopefully it comes out as cute as yours. Feel free to see how you inspried me to do my own Strawberry Shortcake Party @http://serasnapshot.blogspot.com/?view=magazine
    I'm glad I came across your blog, which I just love. I myself dabble into cooking,decorating,baking,photgraphy,and crafting. Look forwards chatting and sharing ideas with you.

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    1. Where did you get the dolls from?

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  21. Where did you get the dolls from?

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