Can I Have Icing On The Cake Thats Not Sweet.............

Decorating By SweetStuff30 Updated 2 Nov 2008 , 9:17pm by SweetStuff30

SweetStuff30 Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 8:16pm
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Seriously.. why do ppl ask this question when they want a cake?

SO heres my question... Can i ice a cake all in nutrawhip or coolwhip or some sorta whipped cream that is sturdy enough to hold up with fondant accents on it? Like what if i added meringe powered to it? Anyone got a recipie for a not sweet icing?


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indydebi Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 9:22pm
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Customer: Can I have icing that's not sweet?
Debi: No. icon_twisted.gif

To me, that's kinda like asking for ice cream that's not cold, for chili peppers that aren't hot, for kids that don't cry, and husbands that don't whine. It just doesn't happen in my world! icon_lol.gif

taxnerd Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 11:13pm
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Indydebi, that's a great answer - I love it. thumbs_up.gif I was reading the question thinking - isn't icing supposed to be sweet???

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 11:29pm
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I know what you mean -- I have one customer who has been ordering from me for years and every time it's "but don't make the icing too sweet. Last time it was too sweet." My answer "I'm not changing my recipes. We've talked about this." Her reply "Oh that's right." and proceeds to order the same cake year after year!! icon_confused.gif Go figure! icon_rolleyes.gif I'm with Indy -- it's like asking for a hubby that doesn't whine -- not gonna happen! icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif

grams Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 11:56pm
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Yes, use the bettercreme. You whip it up and smooth it on. Check out Melvira, she introduced alot of us to it.

grams Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 11:57pm
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Yes, use the bettercreme. You whip it up and smooth it on. Check out Melvira, she introduced alot of us to it.

kakeladi Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:21am
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........use the bettercreme.........

well.......not exactly. Yes, it can be used as an icing but........not in this case. She wants to put fondant decos on can do on bettercreme or Pastry Pride OR Frostin Pride.

stephaniescakenj Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:41am
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have you tried IMBC or SMBC? It's not as sweet as powdered sugar icings and its really fluffy, holds up well for all sorts of piping and fondant decos.

mommyle Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:45am
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I've started adding white chocolate instead of some of the PS to the icing. Super huge compliments on it.

That being said, that's like asking for a cake that is SO yummy, you know, all chocolaty and so good, but make it a bit healthier. UGH!!! Or, can you make the flan with skim milk so that it's not so fattening?

wendalynn11 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 1:56am
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I use IMBC but have also been playing around with cream cheese icing lately, it is not as sweet. You can also go with a lemon flavor if that works with your cake flavor to cut down on the sweetness of the icing.

JanH Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 2:10am
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Here's a thread where members have successfully used Rich's Bettercreme for fondant or fondant accented cakes:

And a thread about coloring Rich's Bettercreme, and how it melts fondant and edible images:

Melvira's Bettercreme Fun thread:

If your customer wants a less sweet frosting, perhaps one of the meringue buttercreams would work....

Everything you ever wanted to know about the meringue b/c's with CC members taste opinions and so much more:


SweetStuff30 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 7:40pm
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Thanks so much everyone!!! im gonna start looking to see which one is good to make.. and if not then ill tell her im not gonna change my recipie.... icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 8:12pm
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Oh maybe they want to try the horseradish icing??? Or the honey mustard???


JanH Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 1:25am
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

Oh maybe they want to try the horseradish icing??? Or the honey mustard???


It's funny that you said that, because on one of the episodes of the wedding cake divas they made a beer flavored b/c (per the groom's request). (The beer was boiled down to concentrate the flavor.)

Didn't catch the part which gave the cake flavor/s.....

-K8memphis Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 12:35pm
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I did that once, boiled beer down to make something--can't remember what off the top of my head--but it was nas-tee! Oh it was something with chocolates. Did not work out. But Guinness in brownies is ok--not super. I can't imagine icing made with it. An acquired taste I'm sure.

SweetStuff30 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 5:25pm
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I cant find Rich's bettercream recipie?!? anyone have a thread to it?


JanH Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 8:03pm
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There is no recipe for making Rich's Bettercreme, it's a product purchased either RTU (ready to use) or in a 1 qt. milk-like container for whipping yourself.

There are however, recipes for using Rich's Bettercreme (or Pastry Pride) to make different flavored fillings/frostings.


SweetStuff30 Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 9:17pm
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ohhhhh crap, im from CAnada and i bet we dont carry that product!!!!! I was all excited to try that recipie!! haha thanks for letting me know! icon_smile.gif

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