DIY Summer Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake DIY

I adore this fruity tutti super fun trend that’s pop­ping up this year! Tak­ing a cue from my own pineap­ple cake, I present to you an adorable and sim­ple pink straw­berry cake! This cake would be so much fun for a kid’s birth­day party: string up some pink and green gar­lands, serve fresh straw­ber­ries and ice cream or berry pop­si­cles, and light the can­dles on this truly easy-to-make straw­berry cake.

What You Need

  • 1 recipe for a pink straw­berry cake, OR a cake box mix and pink gel food color
  • 1 heart shaped cake pan
  • 4 cups of vanilla but­ter­cream or 2 cans of frost­ing tinted pink — I used “elec­tric pink” color.
  • 1 off­set spatula
  • 1 cake board or cake plate
  • 1 pip­ing bag fit­ted with an open star tip such as Wilton 4B
  • 24 white choco­late chips
  • 1 green craft paper
  • 1 wooden BBQ skewer
  • Scotch tape
Strawberry Cake DIY

Step One
Bake your cake accord­ing to recipe or box instruc­tions and let cool completely.

Strawberry Cake DIY

Step Two
Using a ser­rated knife, trim the dome from your cake for an even sur­face. Go ahead, snack on the trim­mings. Place the trimmed cake on a cake board or cake plate.

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Step Three
Frost the entire exte­rior of your cake using your off­set spatula.

Strawberry Cake DIY

Step Four
Fill the pip­ing bag fit­ted with the open star tip with the remain­ing buttercream.

Tip: check out this tuto­r­ial for an easy way to fill a pip­ing bag.

Strawberry Cake DIY

Step Five
Cover the entire cake (sides and all) with drop stars: apply pres­sure and squeeze the pip­ing bag, then pull away to cre­ate a cute lit­tle drop star.

Strawberry Cake DIY

Oh, yes you did. Look at that cute, fluffy pink thing!

Strawberry Cake DIY

Step Six
Place the white choco­late chips, swirl-side-down, into the top and sides of the cake to resem­ble straw­berry seeds!

Strawberry Cake DIY

Step Seven
Using some green craft paper, cut out a stem using scissors.

Strawberry Cake DIY

Adhere to a wooden skewer using a piece of tape.

Strawberry Cake DIY

Step Eight
Place the green stem skewer into the top of the cake, et voilà! You made a straw­berry! CUTE!

Strawberry Cake DIY

Kids and adults alike will love cut­ting into this pink straw­berry con­fec­tion — so fun for a birth­day or BBQ! Happy sum­mer! See you again soon with more cake tuto­r­ial cuteness!