Let’s talk about how to make the Greatest strawberry frosting.
Strawberry frosting has always left me feeling a small defeated. Difficulty is that I constantly experimented with producing it with fresh strawberries. I’d chop them up actual little, even blot their moisture a small bit, then throw them into a vanilla frosting. The buttercream would quickly curdle. Instead of relying on artificial strawberry taste, I took a trick from Sally’s Candy Addiction: strawberry dust!
I have a recipe for strawberry buttercream candies in my 2nd cookbook— they’re the pretty pink striped candies on the cover! The filling is creamy and smooth with lots of concentrated strawberry taste, made from freeze-dried strawberries. I decided to make actual strawberry frosting the very same actual way. Thin it out a bit with cream so it’s flawlessly spreadable and pipe-ready. The trick is to grind the freeze-dried strawberries up into a powder. Observe to see how it’s produced:
Exactly where to get freeze-dried strawberries? I usually locate them in my normal grocery store in the dried fruit aisle. Wegmans and Giant carries them, as nicely as Trader Joe’s and Target. Keep your eyes peeled– they’re much more typically identified that you feel!
This strawberry frosting is creamy and smooth with Tons of normal strawberry flavor. Here’s the recipe for fresh strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting (pictured over). You can also pair this strawberry frosting with vanilla cupcakes, lemon cupcakes, and pistachio cupcakes!