Buttercream Icing Help!

Baking By Quan86 Updated 10 Jul 2013 , 8:22pm by bct806

Quan86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:05pm
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I have a question about buttercream icing. I was making some for some cupcakes and used this recipe and to me it was too sweet. Any suggestions? The one i make to me is too sweet but i used 8 oz of butter to 3 cups of sugar and 2-3 tbsp of milk or cream and vanilla. Is there anyway to just tone it down just a bit. Also i do know its suppose to be sweet. Thanks for your help!

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bct806 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:55pm
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If i halved my recipe it would be the same and I get comments all the time about how they love how it isn't overly sweet. Did you add any salt? I use salted butter and it helps cut the sweetness. I also add 1 tsp or 2 of lemon juice. 

Quan86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:59pm
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I added just a tad bit of salt not too much and tried the lemon juice and i can kinda taste the lemon juice but not too much of it only because i know its in there! lol

bct806 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:06pm
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Did it help with the sweetness?

Quan86 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:54pm
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Yes a  good bit!

bct806 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:22pm
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Awesome. Glad it helped. 

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