Not So Sweet Buttercream?

Baking By me_mysister Updated 4 Jun 2010 , 10:36pm by icer101

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me_mysister Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 9:58pm
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I'm sure someone will know how to do this. How can you make buttercream not so sweet, but still have medium consistency to coat the cake? Please help!

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ramie7224 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 10:05pm
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You can make an Italian or Swiss Meringue buttercream....they are much less sweet than traditional American buttercream. This site will have multiple recipes for both.

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Ballymena Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 10:29pm
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Great, I was about to ask the same question.

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brincess_b Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 10:33pm
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if your using a regular bc, try adding some popcorn salt. to make it less stiff, add more liquid. more stiff, add more ps.
but for a less sweet icing, imbc or smbc are the way to go - but, they are different to work with.
either way, with sugar being the main ingredient, it will still be sweet, its the way icing is.
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icer101 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 10:36pm
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the mock b/c or the flour b/c is another way to go also. very tasty. i get good compiments when i do use this . recipes on this site also. toba garret also has one in her book. so many out there on the internet too. hth

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