We’re especially fond of these giftables since they’re super easy to assemble and can be used right away—making them the perfect dessert for a busy friend or family member who could use a little extra sweetness. But if you’re thinking big, these also make great summer party or outdoor wedding favors. Use them as the centerpieces for a “build your own shortcake” bar paired with fun toppings and extra strawberry sauce, or give them to guests at the end of the evening as a way to say “thanks!” for celebrating a special occasion.
Whatever the reason, (do you really need a reason to enjoy strawberries?) here’s your one-stop shopping list for all things shortcake.
- Twinkies: shortcake + whipped cream in one convenient and spill-proof package.
- Wooden Berry Baskets: look for them in the baking and cooking aisle of your local grocery store or World Market, and seasonally at crafts stores like Michael’s. Inexpensive wholesale options are also available online!
- Colorful ribbon: It’s hard to resist red and polka dotted as the obvious choice here, but you can also coordinate ribbons to your event, along with a thank-you note or party hashtag.
Optional Toppings for Serving
- Whipped Cream
- Strawberry Sauce