Bc Icing Perfect Consitancy But Too Sweet

Baking By flechedelor Updated 8 Aug 2009 , 12:56am by flechedelor

flechedelor Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:30pm
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HI, I made a perfect buttercream icing last night from a recipe on this site. The finished product is fluffy, and thick and perfect...except that it is waaayyyyy to sweet? How do I bring the sweetness down a notch?

Thanks!!

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:35pm
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Lemon juice, flavor, extract?

A little salt if it's not a meringue based buttercream?

Next time make it with buttermilk?

Not so sweet ideas for you.

flechedelor Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 6:06pm
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Thank you! The recipe calls for 3 tbl of vanilla exract but I only put 2... Lemon juice had crossed my mind as well. Thanks again!

Gingoodies Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:34pm
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Which buttercream recipe is it? Just curious.

flechedelor Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:40pm
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"Buttercream Dream" by AgentCakeBaker

diane Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:11am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by K8memphis-

Lemon juice, flavor, extract?

A little salt if it's not a meringue based buttercream?

Next time make it with buttermilk?

Not so sweet ideas for you.





that's an interesting idea...lemon juice. icon_surprised.gif thanks for the tip! thumbs_up.gif

flechedelor Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:56am
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I tried the lemon juice, I used 1 tbl and it brought down the sweetness just enough... Thats again k8menphis!!!

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