Check out this great cake for Father’s Day!
It looked so lovely, I just had to try it!
Don’t you love Pinterest? I do! Follow me here to keep up to date with the wonderful pins like this one that I come across! This particular pin didn’t link to a recipe, But here is a step-by-step of how I made this cake that all I had was a picture of it 🙂
I wanted to keep this simple so I started by using a white boxed cake mix, and mixed it according to pkg directions and baked it in 2 round 8″ cake pans.
I used whipped cream for my frosting, because my husband so dislikes icing and frostings……..and because fresh whipped cream is so super easy and spreads so nicely on freshly baked cakes. So fresh whipped cream sweetened with a lil sugar is what I used and I also put some whipped cream between my layers as well.
Then I placed sliced strawberries on the sides of the cake and I dipped my berries in a lil’ sugar for the top of the cake, very similiar to the picture I had found on pinterest, then I served it on my own pretty glass cake plate. It was Fab!
You’ve got to give this festive strawberrry cake a try! It is lovely to serve in the summer for Fathers Day or perhaps a special birthday!
To make whipped cream: use 1 pint of fresh organic whipping cream and beat on high (using your wisk not the beaters), until light creamy peaks form, then slowly add in about 1/3 – 1/2 C powder sugar or sweetener of your choice, more if you like it really sweet. Continue beating a few more seconds, until nicely thick, and Whalaa ….it’s done! I mean its easier to make than frosting!
Now let me share this story about Fresh Whipped Cream…..Back when my girls were growing up, they watched me make whipped cream so many times, dozens of times. Well when they started making it at around 10 & 12 years old, they did not go about it carefully at all, nor did they “slowly” add their powdered sugar into it, as I always did! So I learned a few things by watching them make the whipped cream! First that you don’t really have to be sooo careful when whipping your cream! It nearly never fails or turns to butter like some may scare you into believing. Matter a fact one of my girls even, in a hurry, dumped it in the Vitamix, with the sugar and all, and in less than one minute she had perfect whipped cream! Who knew?! I’ll admit I was a little sceptical when I seen her do that in hurry…..but hey we don’t complain about helpers! So the lesson here, Sometimes we mama’s if we step back can learn a few things from our kids 🙂
aaaand because I am known for not getting that final picture of my beautiful cake on my pretty antique square tall cake stand…well your just gonna have to make one your self to see how easy and how elegant it really looks…and how quickly it gets eaten at your gathering.
Enjoy a beautiful and elegant strawberry cake for your next summer occasion.