caleyb Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:47pm

I have a request for my first cake (other than for my family guinea pigs!) and they are requesting that the frosting be "not too sweet". I am sure you have had this request....what buttercream frosting do you use in this instance?

7 replies
tastyart Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:53pm

Here is a link to the recipe that I use. I don't like the frosting to be too sweet either. I like this one. Hope it will work for you. http://www.thatreallyfrostsme.com/2010/04/my-favorite-frostingicing.html

KristasKakes78 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:58pm

Indydebi's icing isn't too sweet and everybody loves it.I really like the recipe for "extra special buttercream" It has great flavor and not too sweet.

tastyart Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:08pm

I've never tried indydebi's icing because I can't find all the ingredients at my store...small town.

caleyb Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:26pm

Krista....is that the "Indydebi's Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing"? If not, can you lead me to the recipe you are talking about? Thanks.

DetailsByDawn Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:28pm

If you don't need it to crust, use SMBC!!!! People who are requesting not-to-sweet icing always love this!!!!

When I need a crusting American buttercream, I alway use the Doctored Buttercream Dream recipe on this site - it incorporates IndyDebi's Dream Whip ingredient. It's smooth and creamy and not sickly sweet. Recently, at a party, there were a group of adults surrounding the cake and I stuck my head in to see what was going on..... They all had their forks and were scraping the icing off the board and eating it. A strange compliment, but a compliment nonetheless.

KristasKakes78 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:41pm

Yes it is, everybody gives it great reviews. I like the extra special buttercream only because it has half butter and half shortening.

JaeRodriguez Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 8:24pm

You can do half butter half shortening in Indydebi's recipe as well, and I don't think it's too sweet either. Here is a link to the recipe:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

HTH!

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