Ingredients and Supplies:
White cake or strawberry shortcake cakes
2 rectangular cake pans
1-1/2″ round cookie cutter
Even though strawberry shortcake is a very easy dessert to make, there is something about it that seems so decadent. It’s often that way when it comes to a dessert that features strawberries. And, if you’re having a wedding reception, a Sweet 16 party, or another celebration, strawberry shortcake would make the whole affair seem quite fancy. But oh, the mess! The dishes and the silverware – why put yourself through all of that hassle when you have enough to do? Of course, if you could put the desserts on sticks it would be much better. And you can! Strawberry shortcake kabobs are nearly as easy to make as traditional strawberry shortcake.
Strawberry shortcake kabobs are pretty and yummy. Each one is a dessert on a stick, featuring the cake, the strawberries, and whip cream. Even though the shortcake kabobs don’t look like traditional strawberry shortcake, they taste just as good. The pops are much neater to eat at a party, especially if you won’t all be sitting down to eat at the same time.
When you make classic strawberry shortcake, you might buy the pre-made cakes, which are good. Each one has a shape of a shallow bowl, allowing the strawberries and syrup to stay in the center of the cake. But you might also make the cake yourself, cut individual pieces. Use the pre-made cakes for the pops or bake a white cake in two rectangular pans, and allow to cool. For strawberry shortcake kabobs, cut small circles of cake – about 1-1/2″ in diameter – by using a cookie cutter. Cut the circles close together to get as many from the cakes as possible.
After the cakes are cut, take a wooden skewer (cut in half or thirds), and put it through a strawberry half. Put a tiny dollop of whip cream on one of the cake circles and slide the skewer through it. Continue skewering a strawberry, and a whip cream-covered cake, and end with a cake on the bottom. as you scoot the last cake on the stick, stop a couple of inches from the end, and a guest can comfortably hold the pop.
Strawberry shortcake kabobs are scrumptious but you could also make peach shortcake pops, blueberry shortcake kabobs, raspberry ones, and others. The same way that the fruit can be changed, so can the cake flavor/color, as well as the topping (try chocolate syrup instead of whip cream), to create even more delicious desserts. No matter what kind of combination you make, the arrangement is beautiful, and the kabobs are delectable.