Not So Sweet Buttercream?

Decorating By pebblez87 Updated 14 May 2009 , 3:48am by pebblez87

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pebblez87 Posted 13 May 2009 , 10:00pm
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currently i use the recipie that follows

1 stick butter
1/4 c crisco
2 c powder sugar
1/4 c milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond

they say it was too sweet do i cut the vanilla or what type of butter salted or unsalted? i really like that recipie since it doesnt take whipping cream and what not any suggestions?

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angelcakesmom Posted 13 May 2009 , 10:08pm
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I've had a few people ask for a less sweet buttercream too, but I just tell them that's the only frosting I do! I don't put almond in mine so i'm not sure if taking that out would help or not.

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FlourPots Posted 13 May 2009 , 10:36pm
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I wouldn't cut the vanilla, I would increase the salt to 1/2 tsp.

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2txmedics Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:08am
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I agree on the salt increase but careful to not add too much...I did one day and you could taste it salty!!! thank god it was a cake for home...lol
also might cut down on the vanilla and the almond to halves?

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krissycupcakes Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:15am
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i dont really like almond in all my frosting i would say cut the almond and use lemon juice to cut the sweetness thats what i do for my mmf too

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sweet1122 Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:39am
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If I use salted butter I don't add additional salt, but if yours is unsalted butter, definitely increase to 1/2 tsp. You can also replace a few TBSP of powdered sugar with flour. That won't change the consistency, but will help with the sweetness. Good luck!

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pebblez87 Posted 14 May 2009 , 3:48am
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thank you all so much yea i had heard the almond from my sil she says that what she puts but it does bother me that now i end up tasting almond butter cream rather than buttercream just plain thanks again

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