Hi everyone, I just got an order for a cake and they specifically asked for not "too sweet" a frosting. They have ordered cakes from me in the past...so obviously I'm a little too sweet. Any suggestions? Thanks!
What recipe are you currently using?
You can sift 1/4 tsp popcorn salt in every 1 lb confectioners sugar used in your buttercream. This will cut the "sweetness" and give a pleasant (not salty) taste.
If they are looking for a cake thats not super fancy pastry pride is awesome. It isn't for roses and modeling but tastes wonderful. I also wouldn't try to fix fondant to the sides of it either. Should also be refrigerated. I could eat the whole bowl.
I ALWAYS use the recipe for Whimsical Bakehouse House Buttercream! It does not crust, though, which I prefer for taste and texture.
What flavor of frosting are you doing? I will sometimes add a little lemon juice to help cut the sweetness.
I invite you to try the frosting I use and have had great results and feedback! It is called Extra Special Buttercream Frosting and it is NOT sickingly sweet and tastes amazing. You can see it under the frostings in the recipe section. It also crusts beautifully and is not a heavy frosting and is smooth like silk!
Good Luck to finding what you like!
Thanks everyone. I use just your basic buttercream. I will check out these suggestions!