Omg...not Liking Powdered Sugar Any Alternatives

Decorating By jenjens Updated 1 May 2008 , 9:47am by peanut123

jenjens Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 2:35pm
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So I've been making buttercream and all the comments i'm getting is the frosting is tooooo sweet. I've been using the standard buttercream recipe with a 2 pound bag.
My question is besides PS i've made swiss merginue buttercream as well (still too sweet). Is there anything else besides PS to make a great frosting with?


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wgoat5 Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 6:21pm
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I think if you don't like either one of those you might want a chocolate type of ganache... because other then ps and butter that is really all there is ... unless you do a 7 minute frosting and it doesn't crust ...

Here's a bump for more help

thecakemaker Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 6:23pm
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You could try a non dairy whipped topping.


tenleysmommy Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 6:31pm
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You could try italian merignue buttercream,its light and not too sweet.

JanH Posted 1 May 2008 , 6:12am
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Overview of different frostings by type:
(With a handy troubleshooting chart on the last page.)

Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:
(Includes master and other recipes including white chocolate. How-to glaze, smooth, stack and more.)

Chocolate 101:

Everything you ever wanted to know about Rich's Bettercreme (and Pastry Pride):

Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:


Lil_Belle Posted 1 May 2008 , 7:13am
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I make my buttercream with 1/2 cup salted butter and 1/2 cup unsalted and that seems to take away the sickly sweetness of it.

peanut123 Posted 1 May 2008 , 9:47am
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âSweetnessâ is hard to measure and compare.

There are recipes that add one or more of the following ingredients to âcutâ or reduce the âsweetnessâ:

+ salt
+ wheat flour
+ piping gel
+ lemon juice
+ lemon zest

Corn syrup is also âless sweetâ than powdered sugar; however, buttercream made with corn syrup and powered sugar usually does not crust.

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