How Do I Cut The Sweetness Of This Recipe?

Baking By graciesj Updated 12 Nov 2010 , 8:03pm by cakesmart

graciesj Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 3:59pm
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1/2 CUP VEG' SHORTENING
1/2 CUP BUTTER
1 TSP VANILLA
4 CUPS OF CONF' SUGAR
2 TBSPL MILK

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:05pm
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Add some lemon juice
Substitute buttermilk for the milk
Add some fine grained salt

graciesj Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:25pm
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thank-you for the reply. I was also told to add up to 1 cup of cornstarch??????????

-K8memphis Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:47pm
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I use cornstarch or water to thicken or to thin my working icing. Adding a big amount of cornstarch is a good idea for high humidity icing.

Thicker icing for roses
Thinner icing for leaves

stuff like that

deMuralist Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 5:00pm
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I found by accident last week that if I continue to whip my icing (20 minutes) it added more air-but not air bubbles- and tasted less sweet. I do add a packet of dream whip though so that may be the reason for that.

Also a pinch of salt helps too.

LaurenLuLu Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 2:48am
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cream cheese?

cakesmart Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 8:03pm
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I've used a pinch of salt to cut sweetness

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