strawberries and cream birthday cake

He had said he wanted strawberries on it…and cream. Oh, and licorice.

Anything else little fella? 

Strawberries, cream and licorice cake please!

It was Little Monkey’s birthday and the food requests had come in. The other food to be eaten were minor details, the cake was where it was at.

Happy to oblige, I had an image in my head, and just hoped that I could cut the picture out of my mind and transpose it to a cake plate.

Basic cake recipe I used the same as the Pink Cupcakes, but doubled the recipe and baked it in a large spring form pan. The yogurt in it, really does give the cake a lasting quality, that seems to only taste better in the next few days, not going stale at all.

Cake was then sliced in half when cold, spreading bottom layer with some Summer Loving Jam, and half half mixture of home made vanilla bean mascarpone, and whipped cream.

Top layer on, and a thin crumb layer of the mascarpone mixture goes over all the cake, then smoothing over the final layer. Place strips of licorice and line up  strawberries.

Next, candles lit and birthday presents safely clutched in small fingers. Line up birthday diners, for an enthusiastic chorus of Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Little Monkey.

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33 thoughts on “strawberries and cream birthday cake

  1. Happy Birthday, Little Monkey! You’re such a lucky boy to have a clever mummy who can bake such beautiful cakes for you! And you absolutely deserve it too! Have a great year! 🙂

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  2. Happy Birthday LIttle Monkey! May your cakes always be full of strawberries and licorice – what great taste you have, a boy after my own heart and a very clever Mum to create it 😀

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  3. Happy Birthday, Little Monkey. A beautiful birthday cake Brydie, hope you all had a great time. I can only imagine the joy,laughter and smiles on seeing that cake. Great job, Mum! x

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  4. just gorgeous – that last picture says it all – clever mum and happy birthday boy – I think licorice looks great on cakes but always seems an odd taste to pair with cake – or is that just me!

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  5. Look at that smile 🙂 And no wonder – what a beautiful cake. I’m so impressed, as I don’t think I would have had thought of such a gorgeous lay out of those three ingredients together. I’d probably have put liquorice pieces around the outside or something equally sub-optimal!

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  6. That cake looks truly amazing and though I’m not a fan of licorice I completely appreciate the aesthetic of it all. That boy had highly evolved taste, does he. And his mother has highly evolved creativity.

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