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?
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
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
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!
This whipped buttercream is really good -
I mean REALLY good!
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.