Items needed to make this cake:
2 -9in round cake pans
Cooling racks (if you don't have racks, you can use a cookie sheet or cutting board)
Cardboard and aluminum foil to make cake board.
Scissors or box cutter
Ribbon (I used wired, It was easier to wrap around and also easy to fluff out the bow)
4 -XL Bars of Kit Kats, Vegetable Oil
1-Large sized bag of M&M's, Water
Butter, Vanilla Pudding Mix (small package)
Powdered Sugar, Vanilla Extract
Eggs, Sour Cream, White Cake Mix, Fresh Strawberries, Granulated Sugar
I used the same durable cake recipe as before found at Cake Central. I doubled the recipe.
I used two 9in round cake pans to bake the cake. This made it possible to bake both cakes at the same time and cut down on prep time. I cooled the cakes for 10 minutes in the pans. I gently loosened the sides and flipped them over onto the racks. I left them to completely cool before I started decorating.
Instead of buying a cake board, I used my cake pans to trace a circle on piece of cardboard and cut it out with a box cutter. (Scissors work fine too). I made the circle about 2 inches wider around than the cake pan to leave decorating/carrying room. I then covered the cutout with aluminum foil. I secured the foil with tape on the back of the cutout.
I used the same Classic Vanilla Buttercream recipe (doubled) found at Savory Sweet Life Website.
Step 1: Step One:
Strawberry Filling recipe:
1lb fresh strawberries cut into 1/4 in pieces
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together. Put in fridge for 30 minutes to let the juices of the strawberries come out. When you place it in the cake drain some of the liquid off, so you don't make the cake too soggy.
Step 2: Frosting the Cake
I added photos of the cake board to give you a visual. :)
Step 3: Placing the Kit Kat Sides
Step 4: M&M Top
Step 5: Ribbon
That's it. All done. This was a fairly simple cake to make. My daughter loved it! Happy Decorating!