So I made my regular BC using ednas recipie.
I decided to try to make it into a strawberry or rasberry BC.
By adding some rasberry preserve to one batch and strawberry to another.
Both taste like thier flavor but seem rather too sweet.
When adding preserves to BC should i be omitting some of the powdered sugar? or be adding salt or more milk?
Commercial preserves have a lot of sugar, so it'll make any buttercream too sweet. It is best to make your own strawberry or raspberry puree. It doesn't make the buttercream as sweet. You can also try simply fruit. Never tried it before, but I know it's more like a puree then regular preserves.
havnt made my own puree what would i need?
also would this type of puree mean i had to refridgerate the cake?
You need 3 lbs. raspberries or 4 lbs. strawberries, 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups water for strawberries or 1 cup water for raspberries. Bring sugar and water to boil in a big pot, place 1 layer of berries in syrup, boil 1 minute, and keep doing this with all your berries until gone. Strain the berries as you remove them, but don't get rid of the juice you strain. In between berries, skim foam off top & make sure syrup reduces to 1 1/2 cups. Put all the berries & collected syrup in pot and reduce until you have about 3 1/2 cups puree. You need to food process the raspberries and strain the seeds out before you put back in the syrup to cook down. I use frozen strawberries, cause they have a more intense flavor then the fresh strawberries I get out here in VA. I also put this puree into sterlized canning jars. Boil the jars afterwards, so you get that vacuum seal. Last forever. No as far as refrigerating, I make all my cakes with in 3 days, but I do buttercreams a couple of days in advance, so it does go back in the fridge. Keep in mind I also make IMBC and I think Edna's recipe has high-ratio shortening, so I'm not sure how long her's will last, but I'm sure it will stay fresher, longer then my buttercream. Hope that helps!
how much of the puree do you add to the BC ?
that sounds like a great idea ..... I didnt even know half this stuff even existed and my head is just spinning trying to pick it all up let alone try it all out
thank you very much, i think i stick with the flavorings til i get my feet wet