This is the recipe for the strawberries for Strawberry Shortcake Swensen which would work for any strawberry shortcake.
(Prepare these several hours before you serve.)
Wash 3 boxes of berries and remove stems .
(The easiest way to do this is to use a paring knife to cut off the top part of the berry.)
Slice all but a dozen or so, reserving the biggest and best berries to top each portion.
Taste the berries and add sugar if they’re too tart. Stir and refrigerate, covered tightly.
Fluke, Joanne (2007-02-01). Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery) (p. 23). Kensington Publishing Corp. Kindle Edition.