This buttercream icing is made with fresh strawberries for an intense and real strawberry flavour and colour without using extracts or jelly. It involves making a strawberry puree. If you love strawberries, you'll love this icing!
For more intense strawberry flavor, reduce strawberry puree longer until desired intensity is reached.
Great idea, using fresh fruit. Do you think it would work with frozen? (when strawberries are out of season) I suppose, just reduce the wetter defrosted frozen fruit for longer. Very nice piping, btw! What nozzle did you use? - 18 May 2016
Perfect icing and easy to work with. I used it to ice a vanilla Madeira. Some I spread and some I piped, and both worked wonderfully. I will go back to it time and again. One piece of advice would be to add the strawberry purée one tea spoon at a time. - 01 May 2017
I really wanted that strawberry flavor to shine--what I did was add one teaspoon of strawberry extract and add an additional teaspoon of confectioners' sugar to make up for the additional liquid. I also added a dash of salt because Grandma taught me to always do so when making homemade frosting. This was FANTASTIC. It turned out like bakery frosting and the family kept eating the frosting off the cake.........and leaving the cake! - 23 May 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)