For this part, you're going to need a long, flat spatula, dowel rods, a 12in cake board, a 6in cake board, frosting bags, frosting tips, and a couple spoons.
The easiest way to fill the frosting bags is:
1. Cut the tip off the bag big enough to insert the tip on the inside.
2. Place the bag in a tall glass and fold the top over the sides.
3. Remove from glass and twist the top, squeezing all of the icing to the tip.
Alright. Place the first layer directly on the cake board. With the white icing, make a circle around the top of the cake. This will keep the strawberry filling in.
Try not to put it too thick, as the next layer will spread it out some.
This was my first attempt at a cake like this, and I think it turned out very well for a newbie. What do you think? I have another cake like this to do in a few weeks for another friend. I delivered this one an hour away. The next one is a local woman. She wants the icing to be a little lighter, in a light pink for her two year old.