Sacred Heart Strawberry Shortcakes

The Sacred heart of Jesus and the Immaculate heart of Mary are both beautiful Catholic images full of symbolism! These Catholic devotions can be fun to celebrate any time of the year, and even for St. Valentine’s day. These heart images lend themselves to all kinds of fun and colorful interpretations, and today we are going to make them from strawberry shortcakes, but would also work on top of any regular cupcake. If you’re looking for all of my Sacred heart resources for kids you can find them here, but keep reading for this recipe for Sacred Heart Strawberry Shortcakes

Ingredients Needed For Sacred And Immaculate Heart Shortcakes

  • Prepackaged shortcakes or make it from scratch- here’s a great shortcake recipe
  • Canned whipped cream
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Yellow sugar- you can find my directions for coloring your own sugar here 
  • Flower sprinkles
  • Chocolate sprinkles (jimmy style) 
  • Plastic cocktail swords (optional)

Good news! This project is actually just a small part of an at-home VBS program for Catholic kids… Summer With The Sacred Heart! This vacation bible school program is chock full of fun crafts and activities for all kids ages preschool through teens. Get your program now!

How To Put Together The Sacred Heart Shortcakes

First of all, kids can do this, and they love to do this! So I would really encourage you to let kids put theirs together themselves.

First, take your strawberries and slice them in half length wise. This will make them somewhat heart shaped, but you can use your knife to cut a little “v” shape from the top to make the strawberries look even more like hearts. 

When you have your strawberries all ready, place your shortcakes on a plate. Put a squirt of the canned whipped cream on top of each cake. 

Place your heart shaped strawberry onto the whipped cream, heart shape up.

To make the flames to place at the top of the hearts, take a mini marshmallow and slice it diagonally with scissors. This will make an exposed area of the marshmallow that is sticky. 

Place that sticky surface into your yellow sugar. This will make it look like a flame!

For the Sacred Heart shortcakes, you want to put a line of chocolate jimmy sprinkles down the middle of the heart to resemble a crown of thorns, then place your flame marshmallow at the top to look like fire.

For the Immaculate heart, place flower sprinkles across the middle of the strawberry and also a yellow marshmallow flame at the top. You can also optionally put a plastic cocktail sword through the Immaculate heart for extra fun!

These are so cute and the kids can choose which one they would like to make.

These are fun, easy, kids can make them independently, and they’re tasty too!

I hope you find this recipe useful and that your kids enjoy them as much as mine do!

You can find all of my Sacred and Immaculate heart resources for kids here.

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and you can find my other resources for celebrating June feast days with kids here. 
 
 
The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and you can find my other resources for celebrating August feast days with kids here.
 

Also, check out my at home VBS program with a Sacred and Immaculte Heart theme. So fun!

 
 
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

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