Disclaimer: The photo is supposed to look "nostalgic" and was a pretty poor attempt at using Photoshop. So please excuse it!
On with the post...
A couple of weeks ago it was a special little girl's birthday and we brought a cake to a playdate. A pink cake was requested and I had run out of food colouring, plus I don't really like giving fake colour to my kids. So I made this really delicious pink frosting using strawberries to colour it! It was also much more delish than food-coloured stuff!
What you'll need:
- 1/4+ cup strawberry puree (put fresh strawberries in a food processor and blend until smooth)
- 4 cups Confectioner's/Icing Sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened
The cake pictured above was a Buttermilk layer cake and I put some sweetened strawberry puree (left a little chunky) in the middle and then slathered the outside with the buttercream. It turned out better than I could have imagined. Licking the bowl was the best part!