"not So Sweet" Frosting

Baking By Erica_W Updated 14 Feb 2011 , 12:54am by tryingcake

Erica_W Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 7:31pm
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I have a wedding coming up in which the bride requested a frosting that was "less sweet" than the traditional buttercream. Does anyone have any suggestions? My whipped cream frosting is definitely lighter and less sweet, but I don't want her to have to keep them refrigerated.
Thanks!

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PattyT Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 7:52pm
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Hello Erica_W: Welcome to Cake Central. It's a wonderful place to learn and share.

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lacey88 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 9:05pm
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try a swiss meringue buttercream recipe. i like martha stewarts. its light and fluffy. plus its not too sweet! i love it.

splymale Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:48pm
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I had this same request, I read on here to combine buttercream with Swiss meringue buttercream. It is to die for, everyone who orders it loves it. Some customers did not like the richness of the SMB, although it is my fav. Good luck!

FullHouse Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 6:20pm
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I also would recommend SMBC (I like Toba Garrett's recipe). SMBC mixed with american buttercream is also a great option, because it gives you some extra stability with the icing.

Check this thread for some great info on SMBC:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-689190.html

FullHouse Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 6:21pm
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I also would recommend SMBC (I like Toba Garrett's recipe). SMBC mixed with american buttercream is also a great option, because it gives you some extra stability with the icing.

Check this thread for some great info on SMBC:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-689190.html

LindaF144a Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 12:52am
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Can someone here give a recipe for american butter cream and what was the ratio you mixed together. I just did it with a ratio of 2 cups of SMBC to 1 cup of ABC and it was still a little too sweet for me. My DD loved, DH did not and neither did I. So I am looking for an alternative.

tryingcake Posted 14 Feb 2011 , 12:54am
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I have found simply replacing the vanilla flavoring with almond or another non-sweet flavor (like rum) cuts down on the sweetness.

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