Cake with berries and KitKat

Hellooooo lovely people!!! I am finally back in Chicago  and what can I say?! My trip to Canada was fantastic! I got to hang out with my family and friends and we had such a great time going out, watching movies, shopping, talking and eating! lol Smile with tongue out

I was eating sooo much that I am pretty sure I put on a few pounds but meah… who cares?! It was worth it! The food there is soooo good plus I love my mom’s cooking! heheh 

I went there thinking I won’t get a chance to bake but that changed when I decided to visit my mom’s best friend. She is the loveliest woman ever and her kids are the sweetest munchkins you will ever meet… hehe.

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So, I REALLY wanted to bake them a cake. Since I didn’t have any of my cake supplies, I worked with what I had:

Strawberries

Blackberries

and Kit-Kats!

Sounds refreshing… right?

The concept was simple. It didn’t take too long to make and from what they told me, it tasted great and everyone loved it. I am happy about that Open-mouthed smile

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I didn’t have enough time to take pictures of each single step like I normally do. But, I will include detailed instructions and if anything is unclear, feel free to email me.

Here goes:

Step 1: Bake 2 round cakes (dimensions: 8 by3). I made a chocolate cake using this recipe.

Step 2: Once they have cooled, stack them on top of each other. Make sure your cake is sitting on a sturdy cake board since this cake will get heavy.

Step 3: Ice your cake completely in frosting. I used chocolate buttercream frosting.

Step 4: Unwrap all of your Kit-Kat bars and start sticking them around your cake. The frosting acts like glue.

Step 5: To hold all the Kit-Kats in place, tie ribbons around them for extra support.

Step 6:  Wash your strawberries and blackberries and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Step 7: Cut your strawberries lengthwise and place them on a paper towel so that all those juices can get absorbed. The last thing you need is drippy strawberries… it can make your cake too soft and “mushy.”

Step 8: Arrange the strawberries in a circular pattern on top of the cake. Place the blackberries in the center. Top it all off with a mint leaf.

And you are done!

Since this cake is covered in fruits, I highly advise you to keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. This will help your cake look fresh and taste fresh for longer.

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Now, go ahead and make your own. You can use different types of berries if you want or you  can even try using different chocolate bars around the cake. I mean… it’s a cool cake so have fun with it!

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Before I end this posting, I just wanted to announce that the winner of my giveaway was RAZIA SULTAN. Congratulations! I hope you enjoy that gift card on Father’s Day Smile

Ok my lovelies… tata for now…

 

 

57 thoughts on “Cake with berries and KitKat

  1. Sawsan@chef in disguise

    Welcome back :)
    that is an amazing cake!
    I recently got a box of kitkat as a gift that I’m hiding from the kids hehehe
    maybe I should make them this…it is good for them..I mean with all the berries it makes the chocolate ok, right?

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  2. Paula

    This is one beautiful looking cake! I love Kit-Kat bars but have never had them with cake. I think that is about to change. Beside, having all the fruit on top makes it a very healthy dessert choice :)

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  3. Wendy Irene

    I love the kit kats around the cake! It looks like a fence around the cake with fresh berries. What a wonderful idea. It makes me excited for summer and I love this idea because it would cover up the frosting giving it a beautiful look. I’m glad you had a wonderful time visiting your family. Have a fantastic weekend :)

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  4. Sandra's Easy cooking

    I missed your lovely posts:) but I am glad that you had some rest and fun with your family..last time when I was over to Canada I ate so much too:))
    Your cake is AMAZING!!!! I would never thought of that idea!!! Fantastic!!!

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  5. Roxana GreenGirl

    Welcome back to home country. Happy to hear you had such a great time with your family and friends in Canada
    the cake is stunning. WOW, i bet the little munchkins were very happy, i know I would!
    thanks for sharing Abeer, happy weekend

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  6. Razia Sultan

    Awesome posting. Really like your background. I love KitKats and this is the best. I have email you my address can’t wait :D

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  7. Mariko

    Awwwwwwesome! I love fresh fruit on a cake, too. The kit kats are so fun and easy to make it look great. Plus I have a weakness for Kit Kats. Blame my mother for trying to hide them from me. Yummy.

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  8. Anne

    Abeer! I have NEVER seen anything so FABULOUS!!!! You are not a cake geek! You are a cake architect! I am totally in awe of you! : )

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  9. Lil@sweetsbysillianah

    wow, i can’t believe i’m just seeing this now…SO gorgeous! what a creative idea to use Kit Kats to decorate the cake… this would be perfect for Father’s Day… my dad loves candy bars. hmm… i still have 1 day left! ;)

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  10. Dannii hall

    Fab cake. What are the silver balls stuck to the ribbon – are they pins holding it in place? Were they tricky to get through the kitkat?

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  11. Abeer

    Hey Danii,

    No, they are not pins. I don’t think adding pins in a cake is safe. When i bought this roll of ribbon, it already had silver beads on them.

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  12. Tonette

    I love your cakes and cookies! I agree that making pretty food is THE most creative outlet out there;it affects people on so many levels.
    I do an occasional cake, but not as often as I used to.I owned a bakery, but I have done more for family and friends.I do more fancy cookies any more…fun, aren’t they?
    I thought of posting on cakes, but I’m concentrating on helping people feel confident in hosting and I wouldn’t want to intimidate them…yours certainly would be intimidating to someone who can’t ice a cake,I can tell you!
    Good job, and I’ll be checking in.
    Enjoy the baby,he won’t be little for long!

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  13. Maria

    Love the kit kat idea. It gives such a fantastic finish. I had never thought of using them in this way. The silver beaded ribbon just finishes it off.

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