Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

I couldn’t resist making this festive dessert featured on last week’s Friday Favorites!  It really is cute, simple, and perfect for the 4th of July!  Using store-bought pound cake really helped in making this dessert a snap to put together, and small bite desserts are always great for parties!  Hope you all have a wonderful Fourth (and don’t melt)!

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes     Print Recipe Here

From Bakers Royale
Makes 12 mini shortcakes

Ingredients

Pound Cake (store-bought or homemade)
Strawberries (about 7 large), sliced
Blueberries (about 12)
Whipped Cream

***You’ll also need a small cookie cutter & toothpicks.

Directions

Cut the pound cake into about 1 inch sections.  Stamp out pound cake with a small cookie cutter.  Cut each stamped out piece in half if you’d like smaller pieces of pound cake.  Put a dot of whipped cream on a piece of pound cake.  Place a strawberry on top, followed by another dot of whipped cream, and another piece of pound cake.  Repeat until desired height.  I found that 3 pieces of pound cake and 3 strawberries allowed a normal sized toothpick to pass through all of the ingredients.  Place a dot of whipped cream on the last layer of pound cake.  Spear a blueberry with the toothpick and then run the toothpick through the center of the pound cake and strawberry stack.

The 4(!) ingredients you will need.

Place pound cake on it’s side and get ready to cut.

Cut into 1/2-1 inch slices. I just eyed it and tried to make the slices as even as possible.

I got 3 slices out of the pound cake.

My bowl of cookie cutters, which one shall I use?

This one will do!

Place cookie cutter on pound cake…

and press down.

Carefully remove cookie cutter with stamped out piece of pound cake.

Push it out!

I VERY carefully sliced the piece in half.

Now you’ve got your pound cake all ready to go.

Wash a few large strawberries (I ended up needing 2 more).

2 more!

Hull and get ready to slice.

Slice semi-thinly.

Get whipped cream ready. I’ve got this contraption for whipped cream from Pampered Chef, but a plastic sandwich bag with the tip cut out will work fine too. Or get the kind in the spray can 🙂

One piece of pound cake +

one dot of whipped cream +

a strawberry slice +

dot of whipped cream +

pound cake.

Repeat!

Pierce a blueberry with a toothpick

and slide the toothpick down through the shortcake layers.

All ready!

I sort of had a moral dilemma with buying a pound cake, I usually like making things from scratch.  I guess it’s ok to take short-cuts in the kitchen every now and then, right?

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!!!

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