When you’re dealing with an almost six year old with a very large and colorful imagination who loves Halloween as much as her mother does, you know you might just be up for a challenge! When I first heard the words Halloween Strawberry Shortcake, I thought, “okay, that’s an interesting combination.” No matter how much we tried convincing her to choose one or the other she wouldn’t budge!
So, I started by Googling the words Halloween Strawberry Shortcake and pretty much got just costumes or just Strawberry Shortcake cakes. It was then that I knew I was on my own.
I had planned to make several of the Berrykin figures with her mother a couple of nights before, but after a couple failed attempts we ended up with just the purple one which we weren’t too sure about. We thought it looked a little funny, but decided to save him and see what my niece thought. Thankfully she thought he was very cute!
- For the strawberry house I used the doll dress pan and then two 9 by 13 cakes for the yard area.
- Once the cakes were baked and cooled, I covered the house with red fondant and frosted the bottom part of the cake.
- Then, I cut the doors and windows for the house out of fondant and put them all on.
- Next, I carefully picked up the house and placed it on the cake, only to realize I set it on there backwards! I thought for sure I was going to ruin it by picking it up again, but thankfully, I managed to save it. I did have to smooth it back down in a few places though.
- Since it’s impossible to find a Strawberry Shortcake doll with a Halloween outfit, I had to make her outfit out of fondant and to my surprise it came out pretty cute.
- For the sidewalk I broke up a bunch of Necco wafers and did a mosaic which turned out to be one of everyone’s favorite parts of the cake!
- To make the ghosts I used gummy pumpkins and a toothpick. Then I pressed out white fondant and draped it over top, and pressed out mouths and eyes.
- The grave stones with her name and age were easy. I just shaped the fondant by hand.
- The red Berrykin was made by her mom and the skeleton was something I found at the craft store.
- I made the spider on top from beads and wire.
I had a lot of fun making this cake and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next year!