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Growing up, Strawberry Shortcake was one of my favorite characters. Now, with three daughters, her tradition continues on tv, books and toys. I love watching my girls play with the same fun characters I did as a little girl. Since the 1980’s, when she debuted from American Greetings, Strawberry Shortcake has inspired millions of girls to love, laugh and learn. Another HUGE Strawberry Shortcake fan is “Modern Family” co-star Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (who plays Lily on the hit comedy)! Her 7th birthday was last week and she was surprised with an awesome Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake!

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Strawberry Shortcake presented the young actress with a custom-created strawberry-shortcake birthday cake by “Cutthroat Kitchen”-winning Chef Sandra Cordero. Anderson Emmons turned seven on Friday, June 6, and the celebration continued until the event at Sweet XO in Agoura Hills. “I love Strawberry Shortcake,” said Aubrey. “It was so fun that she gave me a yummy cake for my  birthday!”  The event came just as the country’s foodies prepared to celebrate one of the year’s most deliciously anticipated events: National Strawberry Shortcake Day on Saturday, June 14.

Strawberry Shortcake debuted in 1980 as a line of social expressions products, as well as toys, videos, games, crafts and books. The character quickly catapulted from being a little girl with a mop of red hair into an overnight success. Today, the little girl with the big personality is winning the hearts of a third generation of consumers. Strawberry Shortcake is currently the star of her own television series, Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures, which is one of the most popular programs on The Hub television network for girls ages 2-5. For more information on Strawberry Shortcake, visit www.strawberryshortcake.com or www.facebook.com/StrawberryShortcake.

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The cake that Anderson received looks SO amazing that I am going to create the same one! Watch ADayinMotherhood.com for the recipe in the next day or so!

In the meantime, enjoy your Strawberry Shortcake Day!!

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