Transforming Leftover Buttercream Into Strawberry Buttercrea

Baking By careylynn Updated 4 Mar 2010 , 12:05am by careylynn

careylynn Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:04pm
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Is there a way that I can take my leftover buttercream (crusting) and turn it into strawberry buttercream or a faux mousse?? Do I just add strawberry perserves? How about adding some strawberry gelatin powder? I doubt I can get a mousse like texture, but thought I'd ask anyways..so I'd be happy with a strawberry buttercream. Any ideas???

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icer101 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:18pm
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i would use strawberry spread(all natural) or jam. or strawberry puree. hth

caseyhayes Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:19pm
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I'm not sure...I saw your topic and thought I'd at least give you a bump until some one who knew the answer could respond. I've added strawberry koolaid to buttercream before you could try just a tiny bit to see. I just bought some lorann strwberry flavoring maybe you could whip some of that in. Other than that i don't know. Good luck.

Bethkay Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:20pm
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I just add strawberry extract to my buttercream recipe to get strawberry buttercream. I'm sure there are other ways to do it, but that works for me, and couldn't be simpler. Just add a little extract at a time until you get the amount of strawberry flavor you are looking for.

cdgleason Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:25pm
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I always use icing fruits, they're perfect for this application!
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=619093
One of these containers last for a very long time, and a little goes a long way!

saycheese Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:27pm
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is it for filling? sure. i don't like the jelly type fillings so i alway just add the jam/jelly to completed buttercream for fillings. everyone loves it!

cdgleason Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:40pm
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Icing fruits are intended to be used along with either buttercream , whipped cream, or some other filling... they are SUPER CONCENTRATED flavors with pieces of fruit in them. It may be ok to spread a VERY thin layer of the icing fruits onto a cake, but I wouldn't put it on too thick!

saycheese Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdgleason

Icing fruits are intended to be used along with either buttercream , whipped cream, or some other filling... they are SUPER CONCENTRATED flavors with pieces of fruit in them. It may be ok to spread a VERY thin layer of the icing fruits onto a cake, but I wouldn't put it on too thick!




tee hee...sorry...thanks, i was asking the OP if she was using the buttercream for filling. icon_redface.gif

KHalstead Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:48pm
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I mix 1/2 and 1/2 strawberry sleeve filling w/ buttercream and it does get a nice fluffy consistency to it (I call it, strawberry and cream filling)..the raspberry is actually one of my biggest sellers (next to cheesecake mousse)

AngelaM Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:51pm
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I mix in seedless jam, I just eyeball it and taste it until it seems right.

saycheese Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

the raspberry is actually one of my biggest sellers





mmmmm....that's THE best! thumbs_up.gif

careylynn Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 12:05am
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Thank you everyone!! I absolutely love this site for reasons like this! Such wonderful people with genius ideas! Thanks again icon_smile.gif

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