Place strawberries in a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes.
12 ounces frozen whole strawberries, thawed
3/4 cup whole milk
6 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
10 egg whites
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
40-48 Tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate
4 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons water
12 chocolate dipped strawberries
Allow to cool. Press fruit through a sieve into a bowl.
Add butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl of mixer.
Whisk together egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in bowl of standing mixer. Set over double boiler and cook until foamy and warm to the touch.