- Single layer store-bought cake or bake your own cake (make sure it is only one tier and no taller than 2.5 inches)
- 2 large bags of snack-sized Kit Kat bars. These are full sized Kit Kats but will come in a package of two, instead of four. Do not buy the mini Kit Kats.
- 1 large package of fresh strawberries
- 1 pkg of fresh blackberries
- 1/2 jar of jam, fruit preserves, or lemon curd
Take your store bought cake out of its package and place on your serving plate or cake stand. You can also bake your own cake, just make sure it is no taller than 2.5 inches.
Make sure your cake is well iced or has plenty of frosting. Open the Kit Kat packages and place the Kit Kats around the cake. (I recommend you refrigerate the Kit Kats for about an hour, this helps harden them a bit so they won’t break as easily when you are handling them). When the cake is fully surrounded with Kit Kats, tie a pretty ribbon around the cake.
Wash the strawberries and blackberries and pat them dry. Place the strawberries on the cake and begin piling them to make a pretty presentation. The good news is that there is no real science behind it, just pile them any way you like. When the strawberries cover up the cake entirely, start placing the blackberries in some of the crevices left by the strawberries.
Put the 1/2 jar of fruit preserves in a microwave safe bowl and add 1/4 cup of water. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until the entire mixture is liquefied. Mix the water and preserves to make a nice smooth mixture. Take a brush, and dip it into the preserves soaking it fully. Start brushing the strawberries and blackberries with the preserves, giving them a beautiful shine. Continue brushing them until they are glistening and are fully covered.
You can refrigerate this cake for up to 24 hours prior to serving. Or, you can serve immediately.
The best way to serve the cake, is to initially scoop out the fruit from the top, put them in one area of the plate. Then, take off the Kit Kats and set them next to the strawberries. Once you have room to cut the cake, slice a piece and place it next to the strawberries and Kit Kats.
Another option for serving is pre-cutting the cake before decorating it with Kit Kats and strawberries.