Originally Posted by cameron928
I have read your thread regarding the whipped cream as frosting. I would like to make a Elmo cake for my daughter for her 2nd b.day. I don't want to use food coloring for red. Do you suggest anything else like strawberry puree instead? If you have any recepie that has the whipped cream icing with fruit puree please forward that to me.
I would like to use the whipped cream but red color for Elmo's face.
Just got back home after a trip West for my daughter's wedding, and so just saw this post.
I have made a very light and tasty butter-cream that included an entire jar of seedless, red-raspberry jam. It was indeed a lovely pink color when completed, and the jam added a wonderful texture and flavor to the buttercream. To make this wonderful icing;
Soften four sticks of unsweetend real butter. Add 1 tsp. of clear vanilla extract. Add confectioner's sugar, a cup at a time, and mix thouroughly. Continue adding the sugar until the icing begins to firm up to form soft peaks. Spoon in the jam, a couple tbs. at a time and mix in completely until all of the jam is added. Test the consistancy and flavor. Add more confectioner's sugar as needed. If the icing is too stiff, add a tbs. of water and combine until all is blended.
Of course this technique can be used with a host of jams, jellies, and even pie fillings to create wonderful toppings for cakes and pastries. I haven't tried adding jams to whipped cream, but I don't know why it wouldn't work. I don't think I'd add unflavored gelitine to the whipped cream if I were going to add jam though.
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