Help - Not So Sweet Icing....asap

Decorating By mandifrye Updated 30 Sep 2008 , 1:15pm by mandi1613

mandifrye Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 3:56pm
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Hey CC-

I normally use (and really love Indydebi's buttercream), however, I have to do a cake today for someone who has requested fondant (Jennifer Dontz's) and a not so sweet icing under.

I have already baked the cake (White Chocolate WASC), and I have to get busy. I am just afraid that Indydebi's will be too sweet for them.

So, I am looking for a recipe that tastes GREAT and maybe isn't so overpoweringly(is that even a word icon_confused.gif ) sweet!

Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance - mandi

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MacsMom Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 4:10pm
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This is what I use under my fondant:

2 c hi-ratio shortening  (Crisco is fine)
2 T cornstarch
2 lbs PS      
2 T corn syrup
¼ c flour      
½ c vanilla creamer or evaporated milk
1 t salt        
2 T meringue powder  
2 T butter flavoring  
(1 T vanilla if not using vanilla creamer)

Otherwise, you could probably just add an extra teaspoon of salt to your regular recipe.

GenGen Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 4:26pm
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MacsMom; how much flour and vanilla? i get a funky icon next the ingredient in place of the amount

mandifrye Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 4:55pm
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Thanks - I will have to try it, I have read a bunch about using creamers. I like that idea.

Does your icing crust?

I, too, see the funky icon, but I think that it is supposed to be half, right?

MacsMom Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 5:55pm
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I forget about that with my Word fonts!

It's 1/4 c cornstarch and 1/2 c creamer.

Yes, it crusts. (But I always cover mine in fondant anyway).

mandifrye Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 6:21pm
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Thanks, I will give it a try today!! YIPPEE! icon_biggrin.gif

MacsMom Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 6:31pm
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Ack!! icon_eek.gif

I'm sorry, I keep rushing and not paying attention....

It's 1/4 c flour (1/2 c vanilla creamer)

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BakingGirl Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 6:55pm
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Why don't you try Shirley's IMBC? It is in the recipes here. It is not too sweet and very smooth and silky and easy to smooth.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2426-0-Italian-Meringue-Buttercream--Shirleys-Method.html

MichelleM77 Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 10:47pm
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I like the house buttercream from Whimsical Bake House. It's not very sweet at all, more like a whipped icing. I believe it is in the recipe section here, but if you search for it I know I have seen it posted in the forums before too.

mandi1613 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:15pm
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MACS MOM DO YOU JUST PUT ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND BEAT IT?

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