Advise On Buttercream Icing

Baking By kimcakes99 Updated 1 Feb 2011 , 9:20am by Shumab02

kimcakes99 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:17am
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Can I substitute cornstarch for powder sugar in butter cream icing to make it less
sweet.I know is a weird question.

7 replies
Sorelle Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:53am
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You could add a little salt, idk about cornstarch, never heard of anybody doing that.
There are several different recipes for buttercream and some are definitely sweeter than others,maybe you should try a different one.

kimcakes99 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:40am
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Actually I add some cornstarch and powder dry milk to my buttercream
instead of some powder sugar.The buttercream was creamy not too sweet.
But I don't know if it is ok to do that.I have never heard of someone doing that.

suzied Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:47am
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i use icing mixture, this has a small percentage of corn starch in it. are you using pure icing sugar in your butter cream?

kimcakes99 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 2:42pm
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Yes I use powder sugar that has cornstarch in it.So I was thinking what will happen if I add more cornstarch and if I do how much?

kimcakes99 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 2:42am
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Somebody else who what to tell me what do you think? icon_sad.gif

kaseyrconnect Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 5:14am
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I, too, would be very interested in hearing what would happen if a person added a little more cornstarch and less powdered sugar.

Shumab02 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 9:20am
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I use a recipe that calls for a half cup of cornstarch along with the powdered sugar. It helps cut the sweetness and it helps for humid days.

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