Pink Iced Strawberry Buttercream Birthday Cake

A summer birthday and a big punnet of strawberries… how could you resist this amazing strawberry buttercream filled cake?

The cake was a victoria sponge, sweetened with a few spoonfuls of vanilla yoghurt (also makes it extra light and fluffy.)

To fill, I pureed some strawberries, an amazing excuse to use my new mini blender 🙂 Expect to see more recipes that require fine chopping, ground ingredients, etc…!

To this I added some a couple of teaspoons of butter, then icing sugar. Because the strawberries were quite liquid after pureeing, it took quite a bit of icing sugar to get it to a thick consistency, which I then put into the fridge to harden a little more before spreading inbetween the layers.

To top off the cake – matching pink icing! I finally found a use for the alphabet sprinkles I bought in Bath, and studded the rest of the cake with little white stars.

A lovely, light, fresh cake, perfect for summer. It went in the fridge for a good few hours to set (and still melted a little on the way over!) but the birthday girl certainly loved it. Happy birthday to Rob’s mum!

 

Edit: forgive me for I have sinned.

In my strawberry and sprinkle excitement, I completely forgot to reference my inspiration for the polka dot (star) topping. My English teacher’s would be fuming!

Please take a look at at the lovely Geraldine’s blog – she made her own birthday cake which looks amazingly tasty and brilliantly simple!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. mydearbakes says:

    Your bakes are really amazing! I simply adore them all! =D

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    1. bakearama says:

      Thank you so much – I aim to please – and to hope keep doing so!!

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  2. kerrycooks says:

    Awesome! Love the sprinkles on top, they make it look like a cath kidston cake!

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    1. bakearama says:

      Thanks! Nothing cath kidston can ever be bad 🙂 Are we still having a blogger meet to go to the new shop?

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  3. Those star sprinkles are absolutely adorable! And strawberry buttercream – yum!

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    1. bakearama says:

      Thanks! I’m not going to lie, it was super tasty 🙂

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  4. Geraldine says:

    So cute–and sounds yummy!! And thanks so much for mentioning my birthday cake (as messy as it was). Lol. 🙂

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