My Buttercream Is Way Too Sweet

Decorating By KendrasCakes1 Updated 26 Feb 2011 , 8:13pm by KendrasCakes1

KendrasCakes1 Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 7:42pm
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I found a simple buttercream recipe online (buttercream dream icing) I've used it a few times but it's just way too sweet. Can someone please help?

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Cupcations Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 8:00pm
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Try adding a pinch of salt, they say it levels it

1Cake-At-ATime Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 8:02pm
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What is the recipe? Maybe decrease the ps by a half a cup.

Here is a recipe that works for me and isn't excessively sweet:

8 C confectioners sugar
1 C shortening (prefer high ratio)
1 C salted butter (softened)
1 T clear vanilla
1 T butter
1/2 cup milk (pour in slowly)

You can add more milk and flavoring to fit your needs. Mix shortening and butter together until creamy and then add the other ingredients one at a time. Mix on low.

KendrasCakes1 Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 8:13pm
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