Kool Aid Frosting

Decorating By ginger6361 Updated 10 Nov 2020 , 5:53pm by kakeladi

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ginger6361 Posted 9 Nov 2020 , 2:54am
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I'm wondering if you can add dry strawberry koolaid mix to prepare buttercream to give it a more strawberry flavor.  Has anyone tried it? I don't want to use puree because it gets to thin.  Thanks for any advise. I will be adding fresh cut strawberries between the layers.  Just wanted to add some flavor to the buttercream. 

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kakeladi Posted 9 Nov 2020 , 3:21am
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YES!! :)

I have often used UNsweetened KoolAid usually rod getting red color in my b’cream.   That is what you want so go ahead:)    How much?   I never expected measured it—just added until I got the color wanted.   I’m guessing maybe 1/4 teaspoon per 1/2 cup.

You want the unsweetened or it will be gritty:( 

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kakeladi Posted 9 Nov 2020 , 3:24am
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Swell part of my post didn’t post.   I said it does flavor the icing  meaning that’s what you want 

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Nov 2020 , 1:49pm
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also you can whirl freeze dried strawberries in a blender and use that powder -- I've gotten them at targets and whole paycheck er I mean whole foods blush and it is potent! so add it in increments ~

I use strawberry Jello (powder) in cake batter -- can't remember if i ever used it in butter cream...

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SandraSmiley Posted 9 Nov 2020 , 2:55pm
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I use strawberry extract too.

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jchuck Posted 10 Nov 2020 , 2:30pm
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I’ve used Kool Aid, different flavours in my buttercream.  But not  sugarless, as kakeladi posted. I didn’t seem to get any grittiness. I mixed the Kool Aid with a bit of warm water first before adding. I used the strawberry for the same reason, a stronger strawberry flavour and colour. 

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kakeladi Posted 10 Nov 2020 , 5:53pm
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By mixing the KoolAid with water you are desolving the sugar that’s why you don’t notice any grittiness:)  

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