What Type Of Icing?

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JuneBugBaby Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 12:39am
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I made a cake for Thanksgiving, it was my first cake that I made for others to eat (other than my family) Everyone went on and on about how cute it was but the only negative was the icing was too sweet! I used buttercream and it was good but REALLY sweet. What are other alternatives that aren't so sweet that are also easy to get smooth? Or you can cover in fondant?

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cylstrial Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 2:35am
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You should try SMBC. It's easy to make and it's delicious! But it's not super sweet.

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JGMB Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 2:19pm
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I use Buttercream Dream from here on CC. I love it and don't find it too sweet. If you do, though, somebody suggested that you can add a little sprinkle of popcorn salt (a very fine-grained salt sold right next to the boxed popcorn) to cut the sweetness. HTH!!

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JenniferMI Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 2:54pm
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My buttercream recipe is not sickening sweet. I'm happy to share it. Just PM me.

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JuneBugBaby Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 4:23pm
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Thank you cylstrial I am going to try that one! And I will also look up the Buttercream Dream. I've got to find something everyone will eat. Otherwise it's a waste! icon_smile.gif

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