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strawberry cake? icing? help for doting parent?

waver Apr 19, 2007 08:08 PM

Little boy wants a strawberry birthday cake. Not shortcake. Can you make a strawberry buttercake? Or maybe a plain cake with strawberry icing? Strawberry icing?? Help....

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    tsrob RE: waver Apr 19, 2007 08:26 PM

    martha stewart has a great homemade recipe for strawberry frosting, check out her website.

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      dietfoodie RE: waver Apr 19, 2007 09:20 PM

      The Cake Bible has a couple of recipes for strawberry icing (a buttercream and a meringue buttercream), so I guess it's definitely possible! Unfortunately, I've never tried either (I'm a raspberry fan, myself) but if you'd like me to paraphrase either recipe, just let me know.

      ETA: You know, this might be a good time to try a 'poke cake'. They always sounded weird but strangely intriguing to me. Or not. Could be horribly gross.

      Oh, and pay no attention to me if someone who has actually successfully made cakes posts, but you might look at this for ideas (that's what I'd do, anyway):


      1. jinet12 RE: waver Apr 20, 2007 05:51 AM

        This is an easy recipe, and I have never seen anyone who did not absolutely love it...
        It is the recipe made with a white cake mix, strawberry jello, and frozen strawberries..iced with the juice of the strawberries, butter, and confectioner's sugar...If you google "strawberry cake with a cake mix" you will find the recipe...

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          QueenB RE: jinet12 Apr 20, 2007 07:05 AM

          Just made this for Easter and it was great!

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            Mickey Blue RE: QueenB Apr 20, 2007 07:22 AM

            I was just looking over Martha's strawberry frosting and instead of her adding freash strawberries, she uses strawbery jam, what a great idea!


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          charmedgirl RE: waver Apr 20, 2007 06:30 AM

          Check out this thread:


          1. chowser RE: waver Apr 20, 2007 10:56 AM

            I've made strawberry buttercream by pureeing and straining strawberries and then reducing the juice. After making a thicker buttercream, just add juice to make it the right consistency for what you need. You could make a plain cake and then add a layer of chopped strawberries between the tiers.

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              Claudette RE: waver Apr 20, 2007 01:45 PM

              This might be too girly for your purposes, but I made my daughter a Strawberry Bavarian (springform pan lined with ladyfingers) and decorated it with piped whipped cream rimming a pile of whole strawberries. It was delicious and cute, when tied with a bow around the ladyfingers.

              1. Megiac RE: waver Apr 20, 2007 01:52 PM

                Only 1/2 cooking, but the strawberry cake recipe in the Cake Mix Doctor makes a wonderful, moist cake.

                1. waver RE: waver Apr 21, 2007 08:24 AM

                  Wow, thanks so much - there's a lot to go one here. (can't believe I missed a whole previous thread on it).

                  1. amyzan RE: waver Apr 21, 2007 08:58 AM

                    This recipe looks a little odd, with melted butter, and I haven't made it: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...

                    It's difficult to find a recipe without either a cake mix or strawberry Jello! My grandmother made a recipe with both when I was a kid, and I remember it as incredibly sweet, even for my kid tastebuds.

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