Need A Yummy Berry Buttercream Recipe

Baking By ecb8r2 Updated 3 Aug 2013 , 5:40am by ecb8r2

ecb8r2 Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 4:26pm
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So I'm donating cupcakes for a kids charity walk in a couple weeks and I want to do fun kid flavors. Three of the flavors I'm doing I have no problems with, I've made them many times. But, I thought of doing a Froot Loop cupcake. I've been playing around with it and I've got a yummy cupcake flavor down (lemon, lime, and orange) But I tried to do a berry buttercream using raspberry and cherry extract...and holy crap it was gross. I've never used cherry extract before and it was like cough medicine. So I need some suggestions on a good recipe.  I thought about using the juice from maraschino cherries instead but I don't really want the buttercream to turn pink. I wanted it to stay white so it looks more 'milk' like (hence the extracts). Anyway, any help is greatly appreciated!

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bct806 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 12:08am
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When it comes to keeping it white, I am drawing a blank. Cherry. Blech. You could do a plain buttercream and add do a fruit loop 'crust' around the edges. (Dipping the sides in the fruit loops.) 

as you wish Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 12:54am
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AYou might want to try Lorann oils. They have some interesting flavours (like tutti frutti) that don't really add colour.

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 3:49am
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I love Lorann. My favorite is Princess. I flavor my icing with that most of the time. Don't try the strawberry kiwi...yuck

ecb8r2 Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 5:40am
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Thanks everyone

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