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strawberry wedding cakes

Strawberry wedding cakes

I also used strawberry emulsion instead of strawberry extract (not necessary but helps with color and flavor). I also added a couple of drops of electric pink food coloring to get that pink color I was looking for.

“silently cries tears of pain”
I kid you not, I screamed with joy when I cut into this cake! The crumb was PERFECT! The flavor is amazing! I pretty much ran to all the rooms of the house forcing my daughter, husband and assistant to all try the cake immediately. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just going crazy. That this was the real deal!

In my first test, I chopped up some fresh strawberries and drained the juices. I added the chopped strawberries to the batter and the juice to the milk. I subtracted the same amount of milk as the juice that I added so I was not adding more liquid to my batter. I reduced the sugar by 1 oz to account for any sugar in the strawberries.I was pretty sure this would not work but I just wanted to make sure. Just as I feared, this cake was very wet, dense, and brown. Not the pretty strawberry cake I was imagining.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please link to this recipe if you make it so that I can see your creations!
Now I am definitely not the best baker in the world but I do enjoy a challenge so I set myself up to see if I could make a really good strawberry cake. I gave myself two rules. I had to use real strawberries and the flavor had to taste like real strawberries in the cake alone.
If you need more information on how to frost and fill a cake, check out my how to make your first cake tutorial
This cake was really good! The crumb was very nice, the flavor was a very bright, tart strawberry flavor and definitely a win in my book! But I was still searching for that recipe with REAL strawberries.

I decided to do one more test.

Strawberry cake made with a thick strawberry reduction in the cake and the frosting makes the best tasting strawberry cake ever!

Strawberry wedding cakes

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

What are you baking for Mom this Mother’s Day? May I suggest this strawberry naked cake with rose buttercream? It is delicate, sweet and a reliable cake just like Mom.
This cake is extremely simple and one that would be great for any summer celebration. It starts with a moist vanilla butter cake which is infused with floral rosewater. The cake is filled with a strawberry rose filling and a rose buttercream. It is truly the perfect combination of flavors as the rose water brings out the strawberry notes in every bite. (Note: The cake pictured here doesn’t have the strawberry rose filling as I forgot it in the fridge but don’t make my mistake)

This strawberry naked cake is a floral delight with sweet strawberries and rosewater. It starts with a moist vanilla cake filled with a strawberry rose compote and frosted with a whipped rose buttercream.
As my Mother’s day present to myself, I decided to document some of the special baking moments with Elliott in a photo session with the talented Michelle Mcgrady Photography. I loved how these pictures turned out and know I will treasure them for many years to come.
Every year, on Mother’s Day, I get to bake myself a cake of my choice. Usually the day before so I can enjoy it for dessert on the relaxing Sunday of Mother’s Day. I almost always go with a floral cake like this strawberry lavender cake when it comes to treating myself which made this strawberry naked cake with rose buttercream an easy decision. It’s not what my husband or family would go for on a normal day as they love sticking with the classics. But I love combining flavors such as berries with rose water as it always brings out the flavors of the berries.
For now, make this strawberry naked cake with rose buttercream for yourself, your mom or bridal/baby showers. This White Chocolate Rose Cake would also be perfect for Mother’s Day.
I’m in love with naked cakes these days. Ever since I made a naked wedding cake for my friend in the fall, I’ve been decorating more cakes with this rustic look. It’s also an easy way to present something elegant effortlessly. This cake was assembled in less than 15 minutes. I’ll share in a separate post soon some tip and tricks for making a naked cake.

This strawberry naked cake is a floral delight with sweet strawberries and rosewater. It starts with a moist vanilla cake filled with a strawberry rose compote and frosted with a whipped rose buttercream.

This strawberry naked cake is a floral delight with sweet strawberries and rosewater. It starts with a moist vanilla cake filled with a strawberry rose compote and frosted with a whipped rose buttercream.