I recently made a delicious cupcake creation that would go great with a very "unsweet" frosting. There is a local bakery in town that does a Lavendar flavored frosting that is very unsweet, yet yummy. I'm looking to create this same frosting, but with rosewater. Does anyone have a recipe for not so sweet frosting that I could add the rosewater to? I tried searching through the recipes on the site, but came up empty handed.
What are you wanting to base the frosting on? One of my favorites is a cream cheese frosting mixed with whipping cream. It comes out very light and not very sweet. You can add just about any flavoring you like to this.
Thanks for responding! This frosting will be going on a jasmine flavored cupcake. I'm really trying to capture the natural "floral" favors......and not the sugary sweetness . I like your idea of using the cool whip, but these will most likely be left out for quite a few hours and I'm not too sure how that will hold up. The frosting at the local bakery I was referring to is a lavendar frosting on a hibiscus cupcake. The frosting is totally unsweet and almost unusual. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I just whipped up a batch of buttercream and put it on my jasmine cupcakes. It was SOOOOOOO sweet you could no longer taste the cupcake let alone the jasmine....
Do you add salt to your buttercream? A pinch of salt helps to cut the sweetness. Also you can mix the buttercream with whipped cream to help cut the sweetness too. Hope that helps.
You haven't mentioned if you're making an icing with powdered sugar. It sounds like it could be based on the sweetness. You may want to try a Swiss Meringue butter cream. I've used a recipe found here, but my go to SMBC recipe is FromScratchSF's which she posts on her blog as a tutorial if you've never made one. IT's smooth, silky and not too sweet. It may be what you want to use.
Yes, I am using 2.5 cups of powdered sugar in the previous recipe. I'm going to give the SMBC a whirl!