Blue Strawberry Frosting Help Or Ideas

Baking By AdorableSweets Updated 1 Jan 2015 , 10:19pm by AdorableSweets

AdorableSweets Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 3:00pm
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AI have been asked to make a cake for my brother's baby shower. The colors are baby blue and brown. I had the cake figured out until my brother called to say that he wants strawberry cake with strawberry icing and NO FONDANT! I have considered coloring the buttercream blue and adding a drop of Loranns strawberry flavored oil. Will the drops of the oil and gel color change the taste of the buttercream?

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-K8memphis Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 3:19pm
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why not just cover the strawberry icing with a coat of blue icing -- or ask him if decorating the pinky colored strawberry icing in blue and brown will be ok with him --


to answer your question yes the oil will change the flavor to strawberry -- the food color isn't usually detectable in icing -- you want to use the oil very sparingly of course -- taste test as you go till you get the desired flavor intensity -- they are very concentrated

-K8memphis Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 4:18pm
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or just fill the cake with strawberry and ice it in blue

AdorableSweets Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 4:52pm
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AK8memphis thanks i was scared that the oil from the flavoring would affect the texture of the buttercream. And if all else fells im going to try your second suggestion.

-K8memphis Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 5:00pm
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nah, the only icing that would be adversely be affected by a flavored oil is royal icing -- the oil will keep it from setting up crispy hard --


but i mean the flavor from using real strawberries is great 

julia1812 Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 5:00pm
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A[IMG ALT="Baby boy basket cake for baby shower

] I had the same problem some weeks ago. Just color the strawberry icing blue. That's what I did...

julia1812 Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 5:27pm
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Sorry, wrong link and can't edit. Anyway, that's the cake.

AdorableSweets Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 5:48pm
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A[@]julia1812 that was awesome! Did you use Lorann's strawberry oil? How many drops did you use?

julia1812 Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 6:12pm
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No, i used fresh strawberries, strained to get the seeds out. I added about 30ml/ cup of the strawberry juice to the BC and added blue food coloring

AdorableSweets Posted 1 Jan 2015 , 10:18pm
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AJulia1812 im going to try both and see which one i like best! Thanks

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