Wash as many fresh firm strawberries as you need and carefully flatten stems.
Using a sharp knife, cut strawberries into eighths, stopping about 1/4" from stem.
Carefully separate "petals".
Use the strawberry flower as a garnish as is, or.....
Fill with small scoops of vanilla ice cream for a petite and elegant dessert.
I experimented and you can do the berries ahead, place them in a pan, cover and refrigerate. Shape the ice cream scoops ahead of time too, scaling back to a "ball" that will fit into the berries. Place the individual servings on a tray and place back in freezer. Assemble right before serving. I think they would be a lovely way to serve ice cream with a slice of cake at a bridal or baby shower!