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)


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.

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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