Spring Entertaining: Strawberry Shortcake Derby Hat

The Classic Cocktail. Mint Julep. Kentucky Derby By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Techniques Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials & Entertaining Solutions Southern HostessSpring Entertaining

Southern Socials

Strawberry Shortcake Derby Hat

Kentucky Derby parties become a little sweeter when pound cake graces the menu. It has long been a welcome guest of year round southern celebrations & bridges the generation gap of trendy foods on beautifully set tables decade upon decade. From tomato aspic to congealed salad– balsamic strawberry bruschetta, Caesar salad served in Parmesan cups & comfort food bars featuring a variety of perfectly curated pub classics with an upscale culinary twist– the iconic cake always receives accolades no matter the era nor occasion. It’s this kind of chatter that every southern woman cherishes, when her signature recipe is well received in a room full of good friends & good home cooks. Simplicity is the key to dressing this particular pound cake for a high brow celebration. Derby Day parties truly become magical with this stunning dessert. 

The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials. Strawberry Shortcake Hat TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Pastry chef Writer Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Planning Menu Planning Southern Recipes Southern Hostess

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickStrawberry Shortcake Derby Hat
makes 16 servings

Buttermilk Pound Cake Layers
14 whole fresh strawberries
8 cups sliced or quartered fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups whipping cream
6 Tbsp sugar

Prepare the Buttermilk Pound Cake Layers recipe as directed. Place the 12-inch cake onto a cake stand or serving plate. Place the 6-inch baked cake in the center of the 12-inch cake, pressing well to adhere. Arrange some of the whole strawberries halfway around the 12-inch cake & on the top of the 6-inch cake to resemble the decoration on a ladies hat. Cut & slice some of the strawberries to fill any gaps for a pretty presentation. Expect to use 2 1/2 {16-oz} containers of fresh strawberries to prepare the dessert. Toss 8 cups of sliced or quartered strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon zest & the lemon juice. Let stand 15 minutes or until the sugar dissolves & creates a syrup. Beat the cream & the remaining 6 tablespoons of sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Serve the macrated strawberries & the sweetened whipped cream with pound cake slices.

The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials. Strawberry Shortcake Hat TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Pastry chef Writer Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Planning Menu Planning Southern Recipes Southern Hostess

RKG Original Small MonogramButtermilk Pound Cake Layers
makes 16 servings

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease & flour a {12-inch} cake pan. Line a {6-inch by 3-inch} springform pan with parchment paper; grease & flour the pan & the paper. Cream the butter & the sugar with an electric stand mixer on Medium speed until light & fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time & mix until well blended. Add the lemon juice & the vanilla. Blend in the flour alternately with the buttermilk, mixing on Low speed. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Spoon 4 1/2 cups of batter into the prepared 12-inch pan. Spoon 2 1/2 cups of batter into the prepared 6-inch pan. Spread the batter in both pans until level. Drop the pans several times on the countertop to settle air bubbles for an even rise. Position the second oven rack under the center oven rack. Place the filled pans on the center rack in the oven. Place a foil-lined baking sheet on the lower rack under the 6-inch pan. 

Bake the 12-inch pan for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick tests clean. Bake the 6-inch pan for 1 hour & 20 to 1 hour & 30 minutes or until a wooden pick tests clean. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes. Run a small palate knife between the cake & the pan edge. Remove the cakes from the pans. Cool completely on a wire rack, top sides up. The 6-inch cake will appear domed when removed from the oven but the surface will level as it cools. Use as directed.

The Recipe Box. Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern HostessFROM THE SOUTHERN HOSTESS OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK 

{helpful advice}

How To Make A Strawberry Shortcake Derby Het

A classic Buttermilk Pound Cake recipe can be used to make this eye-appealing dessert. Exchange the traditional tube pan for a 6-inch springform pan & a 12-inch cake pan. Fresh seasonal fruit accessorize effortlessly. 

The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials. Strawberry Shortcake Hat TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Pastry chef Writer Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Planning Menu Planning Southern Recipes Southern Hostess

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickThe Technique

A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials. Strawberry Shortcake Hat TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Pastry chef Writer Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Planning Menu Planning Southern Recipes Southern HostessNo. 1

There is a small lip on the springform pan that may make removing the cake a little tricky. Lining the pan with parchment will allow it to easily lift away once baked. The larger cake size releases just fine without it. Grease & flour a {12-inch} cake pan. Line a {6-inch by 3-inch} springform pan with parchment paper; grease & flour the pan & the paper.  

The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials. Strawberry Shortcake Hat TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Pastry chef Writer Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Planning Menu Planning Southern Recipes Southern HostessNo. 2

A 6-inch springform pan also provides 3-inch sides while many traditional pans of that size only provide 2-inches. The cake will need the additional room to lift during baking. Once the batter is measured & added to the pans, use an offset spatula to spread it to the edges.

The Essential Kentucky Derby Entertaining Primer By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials. Strawberry Shortcake Hat TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Pastry chef Writer Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Planning Menu Planning Southern Recipes Southern HostessNo. 3

Make certain the surface is as level as possible so no trimming will be necessary once baked as this particular design will show any imperfections. Drop the pans several times on the countertop to settle air bubbles for an even rise. Position the second oven rack under the center oven rack. Place the filled pans on the center rack in the oven. Place a foil-lined baking sheet on the lower rack under the 6-inch pan. The larger cake will need to be removed from the oven first as it’s a little thinner. 

The Tune
“Puttin’ On The Ritz” Fred Astaire

social butterfly
instagram: buttermilklipstick
facebook: Buttermilk Lipstick
twitter: Buttermilk Lipstick@ButtermilkLips
{college football} Rebecca Gordon@TidefanFare
pinterest: Buttermilk Lipstick
Rebecca Gordon

Be sweet. 

About Rebecca Gordon

* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

, ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply