Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

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One of my first recipes to take off on Pinterest, way back in 2011, were these Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs.

I clearly remember getting traffic to my blog from this site called Pinterest…. we did not even know for sure how to pronounce it.

Now, this recipe has been duplicated over and over and over again on Pinterest. Kind of cracks me up a little.

Such a simple recipe has become a hit that many people love.

I get it though, they are super easy to make and who does not love strawberries?

We waited with baited breath for strawberry season to begin. It’s the perfect summer fruit, addition to cereal, snack, side, you name it.

You will adore how easy these are to make, but also perfect for a camping trip, baby shower, birthday party, or just because. No forks? No problem. Eat these right off the stick!

Let me show you how easy these are to make.

First, gather up your ingredients.


Cube your angel food cake.

It does not have to be perfect cubes as your cake is likely round so some pieces will be odd shaped.

Slice your strawberries.

Look at these fresh strawberries from Russia.

My friend who is a missionary in Russia also makes my recipe videos.

She searched high and low to find the perfect batch.

Grab your skewer and alternate with angel food cake and strawberries until the skewer is as full as you want it.

This is a fun step the kids can help with. You can have them build their own kabob if you like.

Here is an old picture from 2011 when we made these and how we assembled them.

Once we’re done I like use kitchen sheers to cut the sharp end off of the skewer for safety reasons.

My kids have been known to use them as weapons. (The skewer that is.)

The kids love this step as well…. the whipped cream! Especially the canned kind.

Make a nice heaping of your favorite whipped topping on the individual plates you will serve the kabobs on.

Or, you can make your own homemade whipped cream using the strawberries. We show you in the video below how to do this.

And what makes whipped cream more fun than your favorite sprinkles?

Coordinate the colors to match the theme of your celebration.

Red, white and blue sprinkles would rock for your 4th of July party!

If you’re letting kids make their own kabobs, this is an super fun step!

And you’re all done!

Here is what they looked like in 2011 when we made them.


Here is what they looked like when we made them a little fancier with the strawberry whipped cream and opted for no sprinkles.

A little more grown-up if you will.

Here is our original version that went viral on Pinterest way backΒ  in 2011.

I remember being at a conference here in the DFW area listening to someone talk about this new platform Pinterest and how it was bringing bloggers tons of traffic.

I chimed in and said I have two recipes going crazy because of that site…. one recipe were these strawberry shortcake kabobs and the other was my crockpot ravioli. Another recipe that has been duplicated on Pinterest over and over again.

The blogger I was chatting with, is now a Facebook building guru and she instantly said she knew exactly which strawberry recipe I was talking about. At that time simple images did great on Pinterest.


Here is the video where we show you step-by-step how we make these strawberry shortcake kabobs and the homemade whipped cream!

Strawberry Recipes We Love:

Strawberry Cake RecipeΒ 


Strawberry Refrigerator CakeΒ 

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake


  1. So, I had to see if this is what I thought I would be (based on the title). It looks simple and delicious – I might have to try it sometime. πŸ˜€

    1. Are they not the coolest! There are so many things you can do with skewers to make food more fun! Especially for kids. πŸ™‚

  2. omg that looks delicious! going to have to try that!

  3. Great idea! My kids would love this. And I would love an excuse to make another angel food cake. Yum.

  4. Looks simple and delish, I just made real strawberry shortcake last week and nxt time I think I will try this, thanks

    1. Katie, it was very simple and my kids had fun. Best of luck!

  5. Kim Idell says:

    Super simple and fun!

  6. Besides looking delicious they are stinking cute for summer. I’m totally going to make some. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Liz- glad you like. My kids had so much fun with them. πŸ™‚

  7. These look so good! I will definately be trying this out!

  8. These look so yummy and you could add blueberries and they were be a perfect 4th of july treat:> Thanks for sharing:>

  9. What a great idea! I’ll have to try this super tidy way to have strawberry shortcake of sorts πŸ™‚

  10. very cute idea!
    I always love food of all kinds on kabobs πŸ™‚
    I guess it makes them more appealing.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Donna- you really can do so much for kabobs to make food fun. Esp for kids!

  11. yummi tutorial πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  12. Oh my goodness! Another super cute, EASY and PRETTY recipe! LOVE this one! Totally great for parties!

  13. How yummy and festive for the 4th do these look?! YUM!

  14. Yum!! These look great! Great thing to bring for potluck!!

  15. Those look really yummy. I’m picturing them drizzled with a bit of melted chocolate. Yum!

  16. love this! It is so simple yet so fun. I wish I had seen this before I wrote my post because I would have definitely added it to the list.

    1. Are these not just the coolest treats!?
      Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Yum! You read my mind b/c I’ve been thinking about strawberries all morning! This looks amazing!

  18. yummy! looks so festive, too!

  19. of course, I would be tempted to dip these in chocolate!

  20. What a fun idea…I know the kiddos would have a blast with these. Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  21. I made these this past thursday night for a small family “4th” get together and i added blueberries for the red, white and blue touch. Everyone loved them! they were so simple to fix and i didnt mind the kids “stealing” my berries as i made them. Thank you so much for linking this up to tip junkie, which is where i saw it.

    1. Leslie- that just made my day! What an exciting celebration! Thanks for stopping by and sharing. πŸ™‚

  22. OH. MY! I am really trying to resist licking the computer screen. These treats are just too yummy looking! Thanks for sharing. If you will excuse me, I have some strawberries in the fridge that are calling to me!

  23. Hi Crystal,
    What a great idea and a fun dessert, it looks delicious. I have joined your site. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. Theses are so cute and so easy! My daughter is having a strawberry shortcake Birthday party this year and I think that these just might make the buffet! Thanks for the great idea!

  25. Michelle Nichelson Photography says:

    yummmmmm. I want some now!

  26. super simple and looks great! would be nice with some chocolate syrup too, or a chocolate fondue if you really want to impress! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday, hope we’ll see you again soon!

  27. This is such a fun idea! I have some leftover kabob sticks from the 4th of July, and now I know what I’ll do with them! πŸ™‚

    Happily following you from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. I would love it if you would follow back. Stop on by and say hi!


  28. Oh my goodness, my kids would love this! And, I can totally do this! πŸ˜‰ (I’m not the best cook…) Thank you so much for sharing this fun idea!

  29. Love this. Never would have thought to add the sprinkles. My grandchildren will love this.

  30. These are great! I think I’d add some blueberries for Memorial Day or 4th of July.

  31. Love this idea! It might work really well for a party we’re doing!

    1. Kabobs always making things more fun. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by, Cindi.

  32. I love this! I’m always looking for something a little different. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Awesome, Barb. Glad you like them. They are easy to make and super fun.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  33. Hey Crystal! You are so creative. We have lots of guests coming this summer and I really get tired of heating up the house every afternoon to make a dessert. The sprinkles add a playful touch. Brilliant!

  34. Hi Crystal,
    This is a wonderful treat and just in time for the upcoming holiday entertaining! Hope you have a very special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  35. I love this!!! What a great idea to make kabobs out of the ingredients, this would be so fun for a party!!! Thanks for sharing this and for the inspiration!

  36. What a super fun and easy idea!

  37. OH MY…. How divine! I love the twist of it being on a stick. My kids love any food on a stick :o) Just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at tomorrows Tasty Tuesday party!
    PS I would love to see the party linked up on your posts!

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  39. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    What a fun spin on a traditional treat-looks yummy!

  40. My boys will love this! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  41. I’ve made these for brunches with donut holes instead of the shortcake and drizzled them with chocolate. Yummy!!

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