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 ideas and wonderful pins like this one that I come across! This particular pin didn’t link to a recipe, But I had to try making one….so here is my step-by-step how I made a cake very similar to this cake in which all I had was this pinned picture of 🙂
Now 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 into 2 round 8″ moist cakes.
I used whipped cream for my frosting, because my husband so dislikes icing and frostings……..and because fresh whipped cream spreads so nicely on freshly baked cakes. So fresh whipped cream sweetened with a lil powdered sugar, is what I used and I also put some whipped cream between my layers as well.
Last 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 similar to the above picture I found on Pinterest, then I served it on my own pretty glass cake plate. It was Fab!
You’ve got to give this festive strawberry cake a try! It is lovely to serve in the summer for Fathers Day or perhaps a special summer birthday!
To make Real whipped cream: use 1 pint of fresh organic whipping cream and beat on high (using your whisk in place of 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 Whaala ….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! Moral of the story is, 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! (They weren’t:) and 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 skeptical 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, well we can learn a few things from our kids 🙂 If your reading this post, girls….I LOVE YA!
…..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 for yourself to see how easy and how elegant it really looked…and how quickly it gets eaten at your gathering! That’s a good thing …unless you needed a finished picture for your post 🙁
Enjoy this beautiful and elegant strawberry cake for your next summer occasion.