Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Party

It was B3's birthday party on the weekend and she wanted a Strawberry Shortcake Party. Fortunately I already had plenty of pink party supplies from my Party Cupboard.

I bought all pink, white and red lollies/sweets for on the table and in the party bags.

This is my new Maling bowl. I absolutely love Maling lustre ware and wished that I had a bit more of the pink colourway to use at the party. Oh well, I'll just have to throw myself on that grenade and buy a little more ;P

I made the jelly so it was reminiscent of a strawberry - you know, red on the bottom and green on the top. I think I need to get out more!

I made vanilla cupcakes and strawberrified them too; just in case any children did not like the chocolate birthday cake.

B3 actually wanted a 'dolly varden' style birthday cake; the one where you place a doll in the middle of a large, froofy cake skirt. There is a Strawberry Shortcake hard plastic doll available which would have been large enough but unfortunately she was not available on the Islands so I had to make do with a Strawberry shaped cake.

This was sssooo easy to do. I just used a heart shaped tin and a double batch of cake mix, as the tin is quite large. I sliced off the top of the cake to give it a flatter surface and got busy with the piping bag. I try never to make red icing due to the quantity of food colouring required. If you don't add enough you end up with a very dark pink. I did not pipe the icing all the way to the bottom edge of the cake as I knew I wanted to place fresh strawberries around it and the berries would have become quite sticky covered in icing.

B3 was very pleased with her party and had a lovely time. She especially like the fact that she got to keep the cake topper and add her to the ever increasing collection of Strawberry Shortcake paraphernalia which is slowly taking over our home. Have a Berry nice day!


  1. That's a very lucky young lady! Strawberry Shortcake was popular when my daughter was little--about 26-29 years ago! I'm sure her dolly is somewhere in the house with all the other treasures that have accumulated since then. That pink luster bowl is very pretty, too. Thanks for sharing. ♥♪

  2. Oh Gillian everything looks so berrilicious! The cake looks scrumptious.

    I had a Strawberry Shortcake Party for my grand-daughter's 7th birthday, when she visited last year. It was such fun. I had such a difficult time baking a strawberry shortcake from stratch, which is the "style" cake Tabi wanted:) but some how, I managed to get it together. It didn't look as nearly as lovely as yours but she loved it and that's all that mattered to me:) Thank you so much for sharing B3s' party with us.

  3. Oh yes, I must mention that Maling Bowl is simply beautiful!

  4. Hi, just stumbled across your blog. What a very pretty party - what a lucky little girl.
    Guernsey looks lovely from your photographs - my sister and her family live in Jersey, she has nice life. I think your climate is just right!
    Love Kathy xxx

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