I recently watched The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, and I felt inspired. For those who have not seen the movie (or didn’t even know it existed), it’s a beautiful movie about Ariel’s daughter, Melody. It’s adorable and I fully recommend watching it.
In the movie, Chef Louis is making a cake for Melody’s 12 birthday. It’s a big white and pink cake that reminded me of strawberry shortcake. As I continued watching the movie, I could envision Ariel and Melody making this cute rustic dessert for a girl’s day out.
Using mason jars and some left over vanilla sponge cake, I made strawberry shortcakes in a jar for my friends and me to eat during our Game of Thrones watch party. It was a hit! So easy and convenient to eat. These cakes can be given as a cute little gift, party favors and even dressed up for a dinner.
I think what’s fun about this dessert is that it’s “travel-friendly” because it’s in a jar. I didn’t dress them up with ribbon or anything because it was for a simple watch party, but you can get very creative with this dessert!
You can always replace the strawberries with any other fruit you want and make this unique to your desires. I went with an old classic because of Ariel’s fire-red hair and the cute cake show in the movie. I also had left over sponge cake, but you can use any vanilla cake for the shortcakes.
- 1 8×8 vanilla sponge cake (
- 1 cup of whipped cream
- This is my go-to recipe for stabilized whipped cream.
- Fresh strawberries washed and sliced
- Crumble your cake into big chunks or cubes, and place the first layer of cake in your jars.
- Using a spoon or a piping bag, place a layer of whipped cream on top of the cake layer in the jar.
- Cover the whipped cream layer with strawberries.
- Now you repeat the steps until you have filled your jars!
My recipe makes four servings, but you can always double or triple the recipe as you need. Enjoy your shortcakes and don’t forget to watch the movie!