Because I’m a frustrated baker and all, I decided to have frosted cupcakes for Francine’s birthday celebration. Of course, having a non-functioning oven is a huge hindrance so I had to settle for store-bought Whatta Tops choco cupcakes. πŸ˜€ But because I just have to try even if it’s the last thing I did I made the frosting myself. I initially wanted to have pink strawberry-flavored frosting, but the result was more peach than pink though it did taste mildly of strawberries. πŸ˜‰

buttercream frostingStill, not bad at all since they were quickly gone and gobbled up and I was left wishing I’d made a batch or two more. Oh well. Next time. πŸ™‚ And it’s actually pretty easy to do. Here goes:

What I used:

  • 100 grams Anchor unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 450 grams Peotraco premium powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Bear Brand sterilised milk
  • a few drops of McCormick strawberry extract

What I did:

  1. In a bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Add a cup of powdered sugar, then mix well until completely incorporated into the butter. Repeat until you use up all the powdered sugar and they are evenly mixed.
  3. Add the milk one teaspoon at a time, mixing until completely incorporated into the mixture before adding another teaspoonful.Β Repeat until you reach your desired consistency and the mixture is even and fluffy.
  4. Add the strawberry extract a few drops at a time, mixing all the while until the mixture is evenly colored.
  5. Slather or pipe onto cupcakes and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Some notes:

  • I wasn’t keen on measuring the resulting frosting, but I was able to use them on 30 cupcakes with still a lot of leftover. Mind you, I kinda scrimped since I thought it wouldn’t be able cover all thirty. Guess I estimated wrong, but no biggie since pwede naman papakin yung natira. πŸ˜€
  • Prior to making the said frosting, I read more than a dozen recipes and watched a lot of tutorials on YouTube. In the end, I picked out the most common and widely-available ingredients and went with the least complicated procedure and played it by the ear. πŸ˜›
  • You can use a hand or stand mixer to make your life easier. If, like me, you find neither available, do not despair since a spoon and/or fork will do the job as well. And with the added benefit of working out your upper arms to boot. πŸ˜€
  • I used an open (6-pointed) star piping tip with a disposable pastry bag to get that swirly look. I got both from a local baking supplies shop.Β A big thanks to them for accommodating my work schedule and keeping the store open later than usual so I could buy the supplies! πŸ™‚
  • I bought black sugar sprinkles for garnish too but I have no decent picture with them on, save the ones in my friend’s camera. Still waiting for him to send me copies.


Update (01.24.14):
Okay, so this is veeeeery late update, but I finally have a couple decent photos of the cupcakes with the sprinkles. Here ya go:

cupcake with icingcupcake with icing

22 thoughts on “Recipe: Strawberry-flavored Buttercream Frosting

    1. I wish meron pa sis! Ubos ng ubos pagkakatapos ko ng isang batch. Muntik na ko di nakatikim ng gawa ko, buti me nasimot pa na cupcake dun sa grocery bag. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks sis! πŸ™‚ Dream ko maging housewife so I could be the ultimate hands-on Mommy to my kids. That way I get to prepare their meals and snacks, learn how to bake a cake for the family, etc. πŸ˜‰

  1. nice one! the frosting really makes the cupcake even more attractive, and yummier! hehe. buttercream frostings can really cover a lot na, kaya i tend to be very generous with it… balot na balot talaga ang cake/cupcake. i’m sure this was a hit with the kids. πŸ™‚

    1. Now that I have an idea sa yield ng recipe, next time paaapawin ko na talaga yung frosting. πŸ˜€ Indeed it was a hit, not just with the kids but with the adults too. Kaya madali naubos eh. πŸ˜›

  2. Niiice! Eto ang pinaka malabo kong gawin — baking. Good job to you for at least trying to DIY the frosting! How was the party? Kwento!!!

    1. It was a success by all means, meaning naubos yung handa. πŸ˜› Major downer though is that the birthday girl was not feeling well so she was not able to enjoy the celebration. She hardly even tasted any of the food, even her favorite tuna spaghetti. πŸ™

  3. Never knew there’s a Chocolatina in Alangilan! :O Thanks for the info Ate :* I’ll visit them if I’ll spare some time πŸ˜‰ Before, I used Quake cake (and yung cupcake na pahaba na may filling po, nakalmutan ko ang name :/ ) too, when we still don’t have our oven po, πŸ™‚ Tas sarap picture-an πŸ™‚

    I wanna see the other photos, yung may sprinkles po πŸ˜€

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