Do I realize I just did a buttercream recipe several weeks ago? Mmhmm. Big whoop, right? It’s icing. Plus, my brother’s birthday was yesterday. Sniff, sniff, he’s no longer a teenager. The big two oh. It’s weird, you know? I totally remember the Power Ranger phase, the skateboarding phase, the long hair phase, the Barney phase. And now he’s an adult. Phew. Movin’ on up.
Remember those big ol’ South Carolina strawberries I was telling you about a little bit ago? They are coming back into play for this recipe. I used some berries from Lowrys, SC and they are it. This buttercream is sweet, happy, and I’m gonna say addicting, just because I love strawberries and I couldn’t stop eating it from the tip of the piping bag. Oh, please don’t tell my family. I don’t have germs, hehh.
My sister told me this cake looked too girly. Sorry, brother. We’re cool, though, right?
yield: enough for a 3 layer cake or 24 cupcakes time: 10 minutes
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup strawberries, puréed
4 cups unrefined powdered sugar
In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth. Add the strawberry purée and mix until thoroughly combined. While the mixer is running on low, gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s incorporated. Turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat for 2 minutes, until fluffy. Adjust the powdered sugar to create the right consistency, if needed. The buttercream should be pliable, but firm enough to hold a peak.
Happy Birthday, Joey! Here’s to lots more years of siblinghood!