Breaking from tradition, Bella created a strawberry shortcake from a glorious golden sponge cake, and not biscuits. Is it okay to confess that we all liked it even better? When the Composer pointed out that it was very much like a good fancy Twinkie, he meant it as a compliment.
Any sponge cake recipe will work here. Bake it in two layers and split them apart, then re-form with two boxes of strawberries, sliced and sweetened, and two cups of cream, whipped and sweetened.
We all had a slice after dinner outside at the picnic table. Then Felix and the Composer both backed out of going to see a Gilbert and Sullivan production with us, so they could stay home and polish it off.