For this cake, the birthday boy wanted strawberry cake. I took my vanilla bean sour cream cake recipe and subbed out the sour cream for a high fat strawberry yogurt, subbed the vanilla bean paste for strawberry extract and added lots of diced fresh strawberries tossed in cake flour. I paired the cake with a vanilla bean Italian meringue buttercream.
The cake topper is made from layers of fondant as are all the stars, basketballs, baseballs, hockey pucks, and the football helmet.
Happy Birthday Marcus!
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