My Family Hates My Sweet Icing! Need Not Very Sweet Recipe!

Baking By brodysmom Updated 18 Mar 2008 , 5:16am by JanH

brodysmom Posted 30 Sep 2006 , 3:35am
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Hi All,

I am new to these boards as of today. icon_biggrin.gif I am taking the Wilton I course, and my family does not like the Buttercreme recipe, as it's way too sweet. I am looking for a not very, sweet icing recipe that crusts and can be used for decorating too. When I have ordered cakes from my local grocery store, they alway use a whipped cream type of icing, which we like.

Can anyone send me a complete recipe or send me a link to the recipes that fit the bill? I have been looking around the boards and see that people are ,making adjustments to a Whipped Buttercream recipe but I can't seem to find it in the recipe section. PTHANK YOU!! icon_smile.gif

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cindy6250 Posted 30 Sep 2006 , 3:37am
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Here is a link to whipped cream buttercream. I don't care for that really sweet icing either, but this is good, not too sweet.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2019-Whipped-Cream-Buttercream-Frosting.html

Hope you like this one.

Cindy

CinWoo Posted 30 Sep 2006 , 3:10pm
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Add a teaspoon of salt per batch and that will cut the sweetness. Adjust per your taste buds.

debbie2881 Posted 30 Sep 2006 , 3:18pm
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i 2nd whipped cream buttercream, not overly sweet and very good. all of my cakes in my photos except for class cakes are done with this frosting. the family loves it.

brodysmom Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 12:42am
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THanks for the recipe Cindy, and the advice to everyone else. I just made a cake and frosted it with that icing. Is much tastier and much less sweet! I did a blind taste test and my husband and kids picked this one.

Just wondering. What consistency is it (I'm new at this!) It seems to be medium or soft. My decorations seemed to balloon out more when I made them. Is that normal? Thanks again!

brodysmom Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 12:54am
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THanks for the recipe Cindy, and the advice to everyone else. I just made a cake and frosted it with that icing. Is much tastier and much less sweet! I did a blind taste test and my husband and kids picked this one.

Just wondering. What consistency is it (I'm new at this!) It seems to be medium or soft. My decorations seemed to balloon out more when I made them. Is that normal? Thanks again!

good36 Posted 1 Oct 2006 , 1:29am
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cindy6250, this is the recipe I used tonight for a wedding cake. They loved it! Two women asked if I made birthday cakes! They loved it! Men women and all. I prefer buttercream but they went nuts over this recipe, glad it went over well.
Judy

sweetlybaked Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 2:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cindy6250

Here is a link to whipped cream buttercream. I don't care for that really sweet icing either, but this is good, not too sweet.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2019-Whipped-Cream-Buttercream-Frosting.html

Hope you like this one.

Cindy




Does this frosting crust?

debbie2881 Posted 3 Oct 2006 , 6:49pm
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mollielor if you let it sit for about 10-15 mins it crusts enough so you can do the viva method. if after about 15 mins you find the viva sticking to the frosting then you need to let it sit a bit longer. i guess it would depend on the temp also so test it out. mine crusts after about 10 mins.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 9:20am
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can i make the frosting without meringue powder? what can i use to substitute it?

thanks

JanH Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 5:16am
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I second the Whipped Cream b/c, although it is a littler softer. icon_smile.gif

The Dreamy Cream is also less sweet and a bit softer:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2006-Dreamy-Cream.html

indydebi's recipe is very popular and a bit firmer:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-579244.html

My favorite frosting is the hi-ratio Brite White b/c by cakemanOH:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2375-Brite-White-Buttercream-Icing.html

Other less sweet Crisco recipes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2523-Julies-Less-Sweet-Buttercream-Frosting.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4123-High-Humidity-Buttercream.html

And a cooked, less sweet frosting:

http://www.recipezaar.com/3730

HTH

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