Strawberry Buttercream Icing

Baking By kaddikakes Updated 7 Jul 2010 , 7:52pm by Peridot

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kaddikakes Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 3:33pm
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Can I use strawberry jello (powder) and mix it with my buttercream to make strawberry buttercream? I don't have any strawberry extract?

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 3:51pm
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I've heard it (jello) gives a slightly chemical taste. I love using Smucker's strawberry syrup, like for pancakes, as buttercream flavor. Mixes in smoothly, no gritty texture, and is made from real fruit, it's so yummy! It comes in several flavors and I use it as filling all the time.

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ddaigle Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 4:15pm
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You can also add some seedeless strawberry jam.

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txnonnie Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:06pm
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I would think the jello powder would give it a gritty feeling when eaten.

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Peridot Posted 7 Jul 2010 , 7:52pm
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I do not like using Jell-o. I did try it one time and it did give the BC a gritty texture and I never used it again. I never thought of using the Smucker's Strawberry Syrup - great idea. I have used strawberry jam and preserves and that works great.

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