Buttercream Too Sweet??

Baking By alleykat1 Updated 26 Nov 2010 , 11:52pm by cakeythings1961

alleykat1 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 2:03am
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Hey I've been using Indydebbie's buttercream recipe which I love but now I'm wondering if it might be too sweet for some...anyone have any thoughts?

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cakesdelight Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 2:48am
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I had this problem a few months ago and posted here in the forums, I tried looking for that link BUT i cant . But lots of people here told me to use popcorn salt, or salted butter. I tried the popcorn salt and it really does work. I use 1/2 tsp of that salt and it cuts down the sweetness. HTH icon_smile.gif

cakegirl1973 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 9:40pm
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I use salted butter and that works really well.

cakeythings1961 Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 11:52pm
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It's a sweet icing because of the high ratio of sugar to shortening, and some like it that way. You might want to try the SugarShack recipe, which lacks that cloying sweetness because it has less sugar per cup of shortening. It's also incredibly smooth and delicious.

And yes, a bit of salt seems to help the taste of any icing. icon_smile.gif

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