Kitagrl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:17pm
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Am I imagining it, or is there a reliable recipe for making strawberry buttercream out of a box of jello mix?

I usually make it using preserves and strawberry extract but the extract is a pain to find (I can get it from the bakery supply but don't like to always mess around going there, they have minimum orders) so I picked up a box of jello thinking somebody here would be able to help me out. haha.

TIA!

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crl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:24pm
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I actually used lime jello to flavor the buttercream icing I used as the filling in my margarita cake. I added a little at a time until I got the flavor I wanted.

Kitagrl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by crl

I actually used lime jello to flavor the buttercream icing I used as the filling in my margarita cake. I added a little at a time until I got the flavor I wanted.




Is it gritty???

crl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:36pm
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It took so little jello powder to get the flavor I wanted, that the powder just absorbed the moisture from the buttercream and melted in. There was no gritty texture.

Mensch Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 5:45pm
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Why not use a fruit compound? They are superconcentrated and do the trick!

If the jello icing is for a customer please contact them first and let them know you're putting meat in their cake.

cheatize Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:07pm
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Why would that be necessary? Unless the customer has already stated a preference or a need for non-meat everything, I just don't see the point.

Mensch Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:08pm
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Well, meat is not a normal ingredient in cake, that's one good reason!

Kitagrl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:09pm
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I don't have any fruit compound at the moment.... I am not high volume enough to invest in that at this point.

This is a repeat customer, do not worry, they are not vegan. icon_rolleyes.gifthumbs_up.gif

Mensch Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:11pm
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What if they are vegetarian (lacto-ovo)?

Kitagrl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:13pm

They're not.

Yes I know jello is made with chicken gelatin. Makes it taste better. thumbs_up.gif

This thread is for discussing strawberry buttercream, not dietary habits, but thanks!!!!

tiggy2 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:30pm

You might also try strawberry kool aid.

Mensch Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:35pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

This thread is for discussing strawberry buttercream, not dietary habits, but thanks!!!!




All threads segue into other topics, at some point.

Peridot Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:37pm

I put lemon jello in my buttercream for a cake that I did a few weeks ago and yes it was gritty. I was sick about it and had to toss it as I was not going to use something that was gritty and you could feel it with your tongue and also with your teeth.

I would like to know what people do when they add jello to their fillings (not heated) or icing as I know that a lot of people do this.

tatorchip Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:37pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

You might also try strawberry kool aid.


how much strawberry kool aid, can you use any flavor

Caralinc Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 6:56pm

How about boiling water and then dissolving the gelatin. Then using this as your liquid instead of water or milk in the icing?? Similar to sugarshacks icing. When she makes her icing instead of just plain water she mixes hot water and coffee creamer.

HTH's

Mme_K Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:03pm

I've simply added KoolAid to my buttercream icing before. Not only does it give it a nice taste, it also enhances the colour. thumbs_up.gif

Kitagrl Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:03pm

Kool aid!!!! That's what it was!!!!! Thanks!

tatorchip Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 9:46pm

how much kool aid and do you add it dry or mixed in water (strong or weak) then add to bc icing

Mme_K Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:36am

I just add Kool Aid until I get the right taste/colour that I want. I add it dry, mix it, taste it and go from there.....
HTH

tatorchip Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 3:36am

thank you so much Mme_K I can't wait to try it

caketherapy Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 9:01pm

eggs are

MBalaska Posted 21 Feb 2014 , 1:10am

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Originally Posted by tiggy2 

You might also try strawberry kool aid.

 

the gears in my mind are grinding...........trying to decide if this is 'Kool' or not.  It's just flavoring and coloring though, just like extract.......hmmmmm

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2014 , 1:42am

ANot Kool in my my book! Gross! They do make natural strawberry flavor extract.

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