Icing That's Not Too Sweet

Decorating By bluejeannes Updated 7 Apr 2010 , 8:38pm by bluejeannes

bluejeannes Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 12:03pm
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I've been using buttercream icing for my cakes, I find this icing really great to work with. Im making a cake for someone who doesn't like buttercream because it's too sweet. What other kind of icing cake I make that's good for decorating with too and not as sweet?

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kakeladi Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:09pm
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Many people like whipped cream as icing thinking it is not as sweet. Personally I find it sweeter.
Some use IMBC - personally to me you might as well eat a stick of butter straight icon_sad.gif
Some add a bit of salt to their b'cream to help cut the sweetness &/or sub about 1/4 cup cornstarch instead of that much sugar.
Hope one of these suggestions helps you icon_smile.gif

chrissypie Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:18pm
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I also find if I don't add tooooo much vanilla and add a little bit of butter flavoring, it isn't as sweet. The vanilla really seems to enhance the sweet!

jonahsmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:28pm
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This whipped buttercream is really good -

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2019/whipped-cream-buttercream-frosting

I mean REALLY good!

djs328 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:46pm
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Whipped cream icing is not NEARLY as sweet as BC. When I make it, it has 1/10th the sugar of BC! Every time I make it, people RAVE over it and love how light and not sweet it is. It's also what I make for my diabetic FIL.
HTH!

bluejeannes Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:38pm
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Great! Thanks!

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