Just a Little Strawberry Buttercream…

Today, is all about the pink frosting, sans the dye. Just with real strawberries.

It was a combined group effort. My husband, daughter and I, made it into a big birthday production.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

After all, it was my baby’s birthday. And a birthday is not a birthday without sprinkles and cupcakes. For Els-specifically, pink cupcakes. 

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

I used a basic vanilla cake recipe, which I wasn’t ecstatic about, so I won’t bother sharing. But I’ll try my surefire mother-in-law’s recipe next time and make sure to post then. The strawberry buttercream frosting on the other hand — was stupendous! For full recipe and step by step how to, click here.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

The secret is to use freeze dried strawberries and grind them up into a powder. (NO FOOD COLORING!) I used organic freeze dried strawberries. If you can’t find them you can order them here. If you look closely you can still see the seeds. It adds a little crunch that tastes yum.

(I haven’t tried it, but I’m thinking this may work with freeze dried blueberries, raspberries and mango’s too. Might give it a try next time.)

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

The buttercream came out nice and smooth.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

And soft.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

And fluffy.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

And pretty. (I can go on).

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Delicious.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Happy Birthday, little one.

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