Not So Sweet Icing

Baking By aligotmatt Updated 18 Apr 2008 , 2:12am by JanH

aligotmatt Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 1:07am
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Normally I tell people, it's icing, it's sugar, it's sweet. But, I was asked to do this wedding.. it's April 17th today and it's a July 5th wedding. It IS a platinum wedding. Price is not an issue, the bride wants a not too sweet icing, not whipped cream. HELP!!!

She tried my regular buttercream and thought it was way too sweet. I use 1 stick salted butter, 1 cup crisco, 2 Tablespoons meringue powder, 2 pounds p. sugar and water.

TIA!!!

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JanH Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 2:12am
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Generally, the meringue buttercreams are perceived as not being overly sweet. However, they won't crust, if that makes a difference.

ShirleyW's IMBC recipe has many positive votes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2426-Italian-Meringue-Buttercream--Shirleys-Method.html

HTH

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