Less Sweet Icing?

Decorating By erinkalins Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 4:12pm by hula1974

erinkalins Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 3:33pm
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Hello All, I am looking for a less sweet icing then the traditional butter, powered sugar vanilla buttercream that I usually make. It works great for decorating, but my BF is not a huge fan, any good ones out there?

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erinkalins Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 3:49pm
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Anyone? Please icon_eek.gif

ombaker Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 3:54pm
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I will post a recipe that I used on a Dulce de Leche cake. It's a caramelized meringue. Not too sweet, ok for simple piping, very easy to frost with.

ljhow623 Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 3:54pm
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I too think the BC is very sweet.

I've read here that people put a pinch of popcorn salt in thier BC to cut down on the sweetness. I haven't tried it yet but will this weekend.

Good Luck

itsloops Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 4:01pm
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Hello fellow cc'ers.

I too hate the taste of traditional buttercream. I searched and searched and found this in the recipe section.

Not sweet and works great. I love it!


JanH Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 5:42pm
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Less Sweet Frosting threads:


Traditional American Buttercreme (sic):


Hi-Ratio Shortening and Frosting threads:


Thread on the Various Meringue Based B/C's:


Frosting Safe Storage Chart:
(from Sarah Phillips of baking911.)



LaSombra Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 6:09pm
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You could try my whipped frosting recipe. It's very light and smooth but versatile. Since I've been making this stuff, the regular buttercream tastes just too sweet for me.

It works really well for roses and such too and easier to squeeze from your bag. I keep finding more uses for iticon_biggrin.gif


hula1974 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:12pm
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ombaker - I tried the Caramelized Meringue recipe and failed miserably!
My egg whites looked great with soft peaks but after slowly pouring in the caramel the whole thing turned into liquid.
Advice? icon_cry.gif I had high hopes for this one!

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