Carve It Into A Strawberry
Remove your chilled cake from the fridge. With cake standing upright, carve one side of the cake flat with a serrated knife so that it can become the bottom of the cake, and carefully place the cake on your cake board flat-side down. With the cake now sitting on its side, carve a diagonal line from the middle of the cake and down to one end, then round out the edges of the side of the cake that wasn’t carved. This is where the top of the strawberry will be. Next, carve a little “valley” in the centre of the top of your strawberry, where the stem will eventually go. Using some of the cake you carved away from the diagonal, place it at the end of the strawberry to elongate it. Continue carving until you achieve a plump strawberry shape.
Note: This cake is great because all strawberries are different - meaning, you really can’t go wrong with the shape. To help with the carving, you can watch the way I did this in my Giant Strawberry Youtube video!