Strawberry shaped cake, a perfect design of cake to get on any birthday! Especially when you have kids growing up and learning all new things about food and everything else, this would be the most amazing birthday cake they can ever get! As strawberry is a quite girly icon, it will be also a nice birthday cake to get for any of your friends.
Everyone will just adore such a cute birthday cake. You can make this cake at home or order one at a cake store. There are variety of designs to make with a strawberry cake. What you can do is check online to see what kind of design you would prefer. If you like any specific design, you can show them that picture and ask for making that.
If you don’t get anything like that and you have more requirements, you can always talk to them about what you want and then make an order. But if you are planning to give some effort and time at home by yourself to make one, then that will be real fun. Though it will be as perfect as one from the cake store, but it will be full of love!
To make a strawberry shaped cake at home, you are going to need two cakes where one should be in square shape and another one in round shape. Make sure that the diameter of the round cake matches with the length of the square cake. You can make the cake with your favorite recipe or any cake mix with the required flavor.
You can also make a strawberry cake to make this a completely delicious one! So start with making the cakes in two shapes. When they are made, keep them on the cooling rack and let them cool. The most interesting part about the strawberry shaped cake is the decoration. You will need to make a strawberry red colored fondant to cover the whole cake.
Prepare some frosting which have to be applied before you place the fondant. You will also need some green fondant to represent the leaves on top of the strawberry. For the seeds, you can either use choc chips or fondant in tiny shapes where you can use yellow or brown color. Now start with cutting the round shaped cake in two pieces by making it equal size.
Place the square shapes cake on a cake board and the place the half round shaped cakes on two sides of the square shapes cake. This will make a heart shape with these two cakes. Next you have to apply generous amount of frosting to cover the edges and the sides so that the fondant can set properly on top of it.
Now cover the cake with the pink fondant. Be careful on the sides and the edges. You might have to use your hand and fingers to set it up properly. When you have made it set, use a knife to cut the sides and make sure that sides are locked with the frosting. After that you have to put on the green fondant. Cut them before you place them on the cake.
Use a cutter to cut them in shapes of leaves. You can make more than one leaf and arrange them in different directions. Place them one by one of the cake and make them look real by curving the sides. For the last step, you have to apply the seeds which you can do with yellow or brown fondant. Use your fingers to make tiny rolls in the shape of seeds or use a cutter to make tiny pieces to place them on the cake.
Use a pattern to apply the seeds. Adding choc chips will require you to insert half of it into the cake. Make sure you are not cracking the fondant too much. You can also use black edible marker to apply the seeds. If you are planning to write any message then use the empty space on the board to write it down and you strawberry shaped cake is ready to serve!