{Fancy} Strawberry Cake

One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit and one of my favorite fruits is strawberries. I used to eat so many as a kid that my stomach would hurt. I’ve tried to learn some restraint since then, TRIED!
I wanted to make a yummy cake for a BBQ we were going to on Saturday and decided to give this a try! I grabbed up my supplies, I used store bought because I just didn’t have the energy to whip up homemade.
1 box of cake mix (I used Strawberry)
2 cans of frosting (I used cream cheese)
2 cans of Pirouline cookies
A bunch of yummy strawberries
Are you ready for a super easy photo tutorial?
I wanted to make it a two layer cake so I used two small round cake pans. I just followed the directions on the cake box. Once the cakes were cooled I placed one of them on my cake “plate” (I just used a cardboard cake circle).
I iced the top of the first layer.
I then placed the second layer of cake on top of the iced first layer.
Once the cake was assembled I iced the tops and sides of the cake.
After the cake was iced I started placing the Pirouline cookies all around the sides. I would slightly push them into the sides so that the icing would grab the cookies.
I went all around the cake with the cookies. I had just enough cookies to finish the cake; some were broken inside the container. I tied a red ribbon around the cake to make sure all the cookies stayed secured….plus it looks cute!
I sliced up some yummy strawberries and filled the space on top of the cake.
Don’t those strawberries look delicious??? The cake turned out super duper yummy!!! So not only does it look great, it tastes great too! This cake can be made in so many different fun ways…..I’m already thinking of the next one I’ll make…..I’m thinking chocolate needs to be involved!!!
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Comments

  1. Looks pretty and pretty yummy too!

  2. I would love a big slice of this beautiful cake for my breakfast this morning with my black tea! Hugs and Tweets! Debbie

  3. I LOVE this…I linked to it on my cooking blog 🙂

  4. It looks too perfect to eat!

  5. Oh my gosh! This is adorable not to mention that my mouth is watering!! How cute with the ribbon! Bookmarking in my recipe file — thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this with me, I might just have to make it now. 🙂

    Anna
    http://www.askannamoseley.com

  7. It looks so beautiful. Almost to good to eat! Looks very simple to. Thank you for showing how you made it 🙂

  8. Beautiful cake!

  9. great minds think alike! http://myhandcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-love-you-like-fat-boy-loves-cake.html
    except mine was even more unhealthy and had a LOT of chocolate!

  10. Okay, now I’m hungry.

    Thanks for sharing this on Momspiration Monday!

  11. Almost too pretty to eat!!!!

  12. What an awesome idea!! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also an awesome giveaway to go with the party, so you should check it out. http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-linky-party-and.html
    I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

  13. Beautiful! Love it! Such a fun way to fancy up a cake–love the addition of the ribbon too. 🙂 I bed it’d be pretty on an ice cream cake too.

  14. Looks awesome!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  15. This looks so yummy I might have to go make one right now!! 🙂

  16. This is adorable. I use these cookies for a cake too a few months ago. My family loved it.
    Great job!!

    Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

  17. this is adorable! and looks delicious! 🙂

  18. what happened when you cut it? Did the slices stay together?

  19. Hi friend looks very rich your cake! I try to do it but at the end of the day when he was going to bite the wafers get a little watery. You’ll have some tips for you to keep me?

  20. Fabulous cake! Great for summer. Thanks for linking up to this week’s challenge at CSI Projects. I’ve pinned this!

  21. Looks lovely.
    However……..do you have the original recipe that does’ use store bought ingredients?

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