Ombre Strawberry Frosting

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mandylane

Recipe adapted from Elana’s Pantry.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the frosting:In a small bowl, beat the cream until thick and fluffy. Add the cream cheese or coconut butter, vanilla and honey and beat until smooth.
  2. To create the ombre white to dark pink look, scoop out a generous 1/3 portion of the frosting and place in another mixing bowl. Beat in 2 tablespoons of flour to this to create a nice white frosting for piping.
  3. Assembling Cake:.
  4. Put the first cake onto your serving platter. Slather some frosting on top of the cake for the inner filling, about 1/4 cup. Place the second cake on top.
  5. Fill a pastry bag with the white frosting with a large star tip (or anything that you like the look of). Start piping a row of roses on the upper 1/3 part of the cake. Pipe roses by creating a continuous circle of frosting until your desired size. Work upwards to cover the top portion of the cake in white roses.
  6. Next, blend the strawberries in a food processor until they are a fine powder. Add 4 tablespoons of the powder to the remaining frosting (or however much powder to reach desired hue). This part will be the light pink color. Pipe another row of roses on the cake right below the layer of white roses, leaving enough space for the last, darker pink row.
  7. Add the rest of the powdered strawberries to the remaining frosting and beat in until smooth. If the color is not as dark as you’d like, you can add a few drops of strawberry juice or natural food dye. We ended up using 2 drops of the natural food dye. Pipe the last row and marvel at your beautiful healthy cake!
  8. Note: We have been loving the ombre look lately and wanted to create this for our little girl’s birthday. The strawberries do not create a very strong flavor and act as more of a powdered sugar substitute while giving color. You can substitute with powdered xylitol if you do not want the pink color or fear your baby may be allergic to strawberries. If you don’t want to use xylitol, you may add 6 tablespoons of a flour of choice (not wheat, so it doesn’t change the color) and liquid stevia to taste.

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