French Vanilla Cupcakes Frosting ?

Baking By warmvanillasugar1234 Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 1:43pm by cylstrial

warmvanillasugar1234 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:45am
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Hi there! I'm new to baking and I'm going to bake french vanilla cupcakes using Betty Crocker super moist cake mix but I don't really want to use can frosting so does anyone have any frosting recipes that would go well with the cupcake? I was thinking about doing a buttercream, perhaps the recipe posted below, but what exactly does buttercream taste like? Butter? Is it really heavy and does it hold its shape?

Ingredients

Makes enough for 1 dozen cupcakes

1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
Pinch of coarse salt
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

1. Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners' sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not over mix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.

If I use this recipe, instead of a sifter can I use this
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4 replies
7yyrt Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:25pm
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The recipe looks tasty to me. Might want to put the strawberries in a bowl to let some of the juice separate, as you may not need all of it.

Is the picture of a flat screen? I can't tell. I shake my powdered sugar through a little sieve like this. It just gets any little bits out.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Sieve.jpg/800px-Sieve.jpg

warmvanillasugar1234 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 1:00am
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Yeah, it's a picture of a flat screen.

7yyrt Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:45am
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I'm a little too messy for a flat screen myself, but if you're neater than I am it would work just fine.
Image to CC !

cylstrial Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 1:43pm
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Let us know if you like buttercream recipe!

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