The character. Not an actual strawberry shortcake (which is delicious). I was honestly surprised Strawberry Shortcake was still around since I had been a fan of her when I was little. When looking for anything to decorate the cake with, I quickly figured out that she may not be as popular nowadays. But she is cute, and I was excited to do a Strawberry Shortcake themed cake.
The birthday girl, who was turning the exciting age of 5, told me that she wanted chocolate. Actually she listed a couple of flavors, but we narrowed it down to chocolate. Kids get really excited when they start talking about cake.
I had made little gumpaste flowers to decorate the side of the cake. This ended up being a huge timesaver, it was so much easier to place those on the cakes instead of piping all those flowers. I did manage to find some Strawberry Shortcake candles that I used since I knew there was no chance of my drawing her. Apparently Shortcake has some friends that take after other fruits- I don’t remember them, but they had their own candles too!
I left a space on top of the cake so she would have somewhere to put her five candles to blow out. She already has next year’s cake planned out- Justin Bieber. I told her mom she might have to have someone else make that one!!