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.
- 1-2 pints of washed strawberries
- angel food cake
- whipped cream (you can even make homemade strawberry whipped cream)
- your favorite sprinkles
- kabob skewers
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.
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!
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