Not So Sweet Buttercream W/o Shortening? Crusting?

Baking By madras650 Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 11:56am by madras650

madras650 Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 11:53am
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Making a cake for a European couple, they want a not so sweet buttercream made with out shortening. Also will your recipe crust so I can cascade gum paste flowers down the side? this will be a 2 tier cake.

Anyone with advice please share.

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CakeLadySKB Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 4:06pm
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This recipe (see link below) combines a creme anglaise and Italian meringue with the butter to make a stable frosting that is also great for piping decorations on a cake.

It contains a total of 5/6 cup of sugar (1/2 cup in the creme anglaise and 1/3 cup in the meringue).

This buttercream also holds up in warm climates, and can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 hours.

http://www.delightful-cake-recipes.com/best-buttercream-frosting.html

madras650 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 11:56am
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Thanks CakeLadySKB, I can't wait to try it!

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