Strawberry Buttercream Help!!!!!

Decorating By Aburd Updated 22 May 2014 , 3:54am by Aburd

Aburd Posted 18 May 2014 , 4:14pm
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Help! I pureed frozen strawberries (after they had thawed) then added them to my buttercream and whipped it.....and now it keeps separating! Any way i can salvage this? i have cupcakes to cover tonight after work so any advice would be welcome!!! Thanks :D

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IAmPamCakes Posted 18 May 2014 , 5:43pm
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AWhat kind of buttercream? American, Swiss, Italian?

carmie00 Posted 18 May 2014 , 5:45pm
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I use whole fruit no sugar added strawberry preserves to add to my BC because I have had the problem of too much juice with the fresh fruit.  You may have to start over :-(

Aburd Posted 18 May 2014 , 5:48pm
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AI'm not sure what type lol. All new to this whole scene!! It's butter, shortening and icing sugar if that helps. So far I have added more icing sugar to make it a bit stiffer and I added half I a block f softened cream cheese. Then I whipped it really well and it seems to be holding up and it tastes good so I'll see how it is after it sits on the fridge for a bit. Don't really want to start over but I know what not to do next time lol

carmie00 Posted 18 May 2014 , 5:48pm
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though if it's regular American BC, sometimes a little more powdered sugar can help take up some moisture.  If it's SMBC, you may can try this:  take out about 1 cup of your buttercream and microwave it until it melts a little and becomes liquid.  then whip it back with the rest of the BC.  This works for SMBC that has separated but I don't know if it will work with the fruit in it.  I have done this a bunch with the SMBC when using a partial batch that I have refrigerated and need to use then it separates when I try to re-whip it.  Good luck!

Aburd Posted 20 May 2014 , 3:05am
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thanks so much for the advice!!! I re-whipped after adding the cream cheese and another cup or so of icing sugar, then chilled it and i was able to pipe it and it looked great :D

drea88 Posted 20 May 2014 , 3:27am
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AThis won't help for this time, but I always simmer my strawberry puree to get rid of some of the moisture. I then let it cool and add it to whatever type of frosting I'm making.

gscout73 Posted 20 May 2014 , 6:24am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by drea88 

This won't help for this time, but I always simmer my strawberry puree to get rid of some of the moisture. I then let it cool and add it to whatever type of frosting I'm making.


That's a great idea. I've done this before with other recipes and will try it with icing. Thanx for the tip.

Aburd Posted 20 May 2014 , 11:14pm
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i made another batch today and strained the juice out of the pureed strawberries that i was using to make the filling and then used the juice to think out the buttercream instead of milk and it worked like a charm and added a nice pink tint to it as well :D

joyfullnoize Posted 22 May 2014 , 3:50am
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Try Martha Stewarts' Strawberry Meringue Buttercream...It is creamy and delicious, and pretty easy to make.....Clients love it....

Aburd Posted 22 May 2014 , 3:54am
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AThanks!! :)

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