I am looking for a recipe for buttercream frosting, because Wilton's is too sweet. One problem is it must be able to stay out, no refrigeration. I looked at the recipe section, but there are so many there it's confusing. Thanks.
When I do an icing sugar based frosting I use about a tsp of salt to cut a bit of the sweetness. The icing doesn't taste salty, just makes it less sweet. Personally I use an Italian Buttercream because I find it isn't too sweet at all, but you will get mixed reviews on whether it can sit out at all.
cakemanOH's hi-ratio Brite White recipe:
(Lost my source for icing base, but puzzlegut makes it without all the time.)
Sugarshack's hi-ratio icing recipe and Tips:
Crisco based b/c recipes:
Everything you ever wanted to know about meringue b/c's:
I use the Wilton receipe and to cut down on the sweetness is I add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the receipe. So far everyone loves the icing. I also when I need to color my icing, I use kool-aid to color it and it doesnt have the after taste like the gel does.