Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

While planning Freida’s first birthday party, I put together a few different recipes and landed myself with a perfectly delicious dye-free buttercream frosting!

Here’s what to do:

Fit your Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle piece and combine,

1⁄2 cup Shortening

1⁄2 cup Butter/Margarine (room temp.)

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

31⁄2cups Powdered Sugar (sifted)

2 tablespoons Milk/Mocha Mix

4 tablespoons Strawberry Preserves

1⁄8 teaspoon Salt

The frosting should be a good consistency, light pink color, and have specks of strawberry fruit throughout – giving it some rustically homemade character!

For thinner cream add some more milk, for piping decorations gradually add more powdered sugar.

Can be made early and refrigerated, just bring to room temperature and re-beat when ready to use.

Enjoy!

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