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the perfect dessert for your summer bbq | happy hour mom’s strawberry pie cake

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Is it a pie? Nope. It is a cake that looks like a pie! Last week I hosted a Baby Shower BBQ for one of my besties, and when it came time to pick a dessert, I turned to my fellow bloggers for inspiration. The Funambulist Damsel had the most adorable pie cupcakes, that I knew would make the perfect dessert for the BBQ. Before I left for the store to get the necessary ingredients, I raided my cupboards to see what I needed. I came across my pie pan and a light bulb went off in this noggin of mine. I would make a cake that looked like a pie! Better yet, a cake, with fresh fruit, that looked like a pie. I used Yellow cake with this “pie,” but any cake would do, with the fresh fruit of your choice. I was a little worried about the cake getting soggy from the strawberry’s juicy goodness, but it didn’t turn out to be a problem at all. In fact, the cake was absolutely delicious, with the perfect combination of ingredients. I am not a baker by trade, but it turned out great.

party featured  the perfect dessert for your summer bbq | happy hour moms strawberry pie cake

How to Pie your Cake...

  • Pick out your favorite cake mix and prepare as directed
  • Bake in pie pan of choice (you may need to cook a tad but longer than directed–depending on the pan)
  • Let the cake cool
  • Cut the excess cake off the top of the pie if necessary (depending on how much it rises) to make sure you have enough room for the yummy fruit
  • Put a thin layer of frosting over the top of the cake (see frosting mixture below)
  • Place prepared fruit of choice over the cake
  • Place frosting in a ziplock baggy or pastry bag with attachment (slice a 1/2 inch slit at the bottom–starting in the corner and then inward on the bottom of the baggy–in order to create the “crust”)
  • Then cover the fruit with your “crust” frosting
  • Finish up by frosting around the edges and, voila! The perfect pie!

Frosting: Select the frosting of your choice (I used store-bought Butter Cream by Betty C.) and add a few drops of yellow food coloring and 1 1/2 Teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa. (you can manipulate the amounts a tad if you would like a darker/lighter color)

Need cake ideas for your next bake sale or church auction? Need ideas for the next cake walk at your child’s school? You will be a huge hit with the Pie Cake. I am telling you, it is adorable and delicious!

Thanks again to The Funambulist Damsel for her adorable cupcakes that inspired this yummy cake!

party featured  the perfect dessert for your summer bbq | happy hour moms strawberry pie cake

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