Need Buttercream Less Sweet??? Help!

Decorating By lm499 Updated 10 Oct 2008 , 4:05am by nickshalfpint

lm499 Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 10:38pm
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How do I make my buttercream frosting less sweet but still stiff enough to pipe with? I'm using the wilton's buttercream right now.

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bubblywhitewine Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 10:54pm
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add popcorn salt to your icing to cut the sweetness.

psurrette Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 10:56pm
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If your using all crisco try using half butter an half crisco. I use almod flavor and this will mak eit taste less sweet

CaitlinC412 Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 11:03pm
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I HIGHLY recommend the recipe for "Julie's Less-Sweet Buttercream" that can be found right on this website. The recipe cuts in a little flour, which I think helps. I was not a fan of Wilton Buttercream recipe, but I love this new one. It is a crusting buttercream that pipes well, too. HTH!

kakeladi Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 11:18pm
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There are soooooo many b'cream recipes on this site to try.
I highly recommend SugarShack's OR Indydebi's.
Also adding about 1/4 teaspoon salt helps too.

PattyT Posted 9 Oct 2008 , 11:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bubblywhitewine

add popcorn salt to your icing to cut the sweetness.




I've looked everywhere for this - but can't seem to find any.

The ones in my grocery stores always have garlic, and cheese flavorings in them....in popcorn-YUM....in buttercream-not so much.

Pat

lm499 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:12am
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kakeladi ,


Hi,

Where are these recipes found?

SugarShack's OR Indydebi's

lm499 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:15am
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Thanks to all that replied! If you have more suggestions please send them my way! icon_smile.gif

lm499 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:16am
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Thanks to all that replied! If you have more suggestions please send them my way! icon_smile.gif

lm499 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:16am
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Thanks to all that replied! If you have more suggestions please send them my way! icon_smile.gif

Boofycakes Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:38am
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I add popcorn salt also. I'v heard a drop of lemon juice helps cut the sweetness. but i've never tried it.

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