Does anyone have a good Strawberry buttercream icing recipe? I have a request for a 1/2 Strawberry icing, 1/2 Vanilla buttercream icing so I was hoping to use 2 buttercream recipes to make them look like the same consistancy. I have an awesome strawberry cream cheese icing recipe but not a buttercream. Thanks!!
An easy strawberry b/c recipe fix would be to use your favorite vanilla b/c recipe and substitute strawberry extract for the vanilla.
I buy McCormick's at my grocery, but most cake decorating shops carry strawberry.
Or you could use icing fruit:
If you don't have a favorite b/c recipe...
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Add a small amount of crushed fresh strawberries to plain stiff buttercream - it's fabulous. Just add the crushed strawberries slowly until your consistency is right.
I was going to suggest adding in some extract and pureed strawberries as well.
Adding strawberry jam also makes a great strawberry buttercream. Just add to taste. You may still want some extract, it takes a lot of jam to get a strong flavor.
Strawberry extract all the way. If you use McCormick's it will give a pink tint. If you use a clear extract, you would have to add a few drops of red food color if you want a pink tint.
I use a combination of strawberry extract, strawberry preserves, and frozen strawberries in syrup thawed. I use mainly the syrup out of it and save the strawberrys for filling. I try not to use too much extract otherwise you will get an aftertaste, that kinda fake strawberry taste that you get with some candy. I dont like that in my frostings so I try to use it sparingly and try to use more of the other so that it gives more of a fresh taste.
This may be a stupid question but do you still add the butter flavoring along with the strawberry flavoring?? Or do you just substitute the strawberry for the vanilla and that is all you put in the frosting?
I cook down strawberries and sugar on low for about an hour, puree and add to vanilla buttercream and it gets rave reviews! 1 cup cut up strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar, cook on low. It's sooo good!