Strawberry Buttercream?? What Do You Think?

Decorating By ape74 Updated 4 Dec 2008 , 1:13pm by ape74

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ape74 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 5:07am
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Hello everyone. Again, I would like to thank everyone who answers my questions. Thanks for all the help and inspiration. Well, I'm working on my mother's birthday cake and I'm making everything strawberry. Yes, everything, from the cake to the filling, but I was wondering what you all think about me using strawberry extract in the buttercream instead of the traditional vanilla, almond, and/or butter extract. Will it taste good? I know I've read that some people actually use the raspberry one. Keep in mind that I'm making the Wilton-Crisco only buttercream. While I have been inspired to try others here, I am not looking at experimenting this weekend. Will it taste good with it or what do you suggest? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Yes, I know this buttercream is not the best, but I really won't have time to experiment this weekend. Thanks!

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kakeladi Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 10:38am
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Flavorings are totally personalicon_smile.gif Yes you can use it. It might give the icing a slight pink color. Try a mix of strawberry, vanilla & almond OR strawberry & butter OR whatever you think will taste good.

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leah_s Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 11:06am
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Use a bit of vanilla along with the strawberry.

You know how salt unifies the flavors in hot foods? Vanilla does the same thing in baked goods. It "brings together" other flavors.

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Sweet_Guys Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 12:22pm
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If you have sugared strawberries, you might want to consider adding some strawberry juices or even some cut up strawberries into the buttercream, as well.

Paul & Peter

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mandi1613 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 12:30pm
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I usually use my juicer to make strawberry juice. i also add strawberry extract and vanilla extract. i always get rave reviews and you get a true strawberry flavor.

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ape74 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 1:13pm
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Thank you very much everyone! Thank you for your suggestions! I have clear extract anyway but even if it did color my frosting, I'm not too concerned with that because I'll be coloring the icing pink anyway. I can't wait! I think I'll use both vanilla extract and strawberry juice from the sugared strawberries that I'll be using for my filling along with the strawberry extract!

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