Looks like just a piece made maybe of modeling chocolate placed on top of the strawberries. HTH.
it could be gum paste or a large cookie.
sorry I meant the top of the cake - where the strawberries are sitting on. See how it's not like a smooth edge like on the bottom cake?
Good ideas on the lid - I like the giant cookie. It would be death by sugar, but may a giant cookie wrapped in fondant?
i think it is a cake with chocolate wrap or choco fondant higher than the cake to make a "container look" then the cover can be chocolate or fondant also. imo.
The top cake gives the appearance of a bowl of strawberries. Just carve a little bit of cake out of the middle but make sure you leave a lip around the outer edge so it looks like a bowl. Then cover the cake with whatever you wish and put the strawberries in the "bowl". This way the strawberries will sit a little lower then the outer edge of the cake "bowl".
xstitcher - great idea I think I'll do that. (I LOVE your avatar!!!!)
I agree w/ xstitcher about the top of the cake but am wondering if the cake is covered in a type of ganache instead of fondant?
They way I would do it is:
First cover the cake with fondant
Second make a strip of fondant long enough to go around the cake and 1" taller than the original cake.
Wait until the fondant is dried and the edge is nice and stiff.
It will look like a bowl when your done.