butternut Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 12:42am
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I know that there have been so many questions about buttercream frostings and which one is the best, etc. and I do apologize because I have yet another question about buttercream recipes. I normally use a buttercream frosting recipe that is really good but I think it's a little sweet and I would like to try something else. Well, I know that there are numerous recipes out there that are probably fantastic but my dilemma is this: I need a crusting buttercream recipe. So, bottom line is that I am looking for a crusting buttercream recipe that is not as sweet as some of the buttercream recipes I've tried. I want to be able to smooth the frosting with the Viva method. Does anyone know of any frosting recipe that is not overly sweet that I can still use the Viva on? Thanks so much!!!

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suzylynn58 Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 12:48am
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I like the Whipped Buttercream and the Dream whip buttercream. I use these all the time. They are not as sweet as some of the others and will crust lightly, enough to use Viva

Susan

aobodessa Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 12:51am
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Try the Odessa's Crusting Buttercream recipe in the recipe section. It's not too sweet, and should do well for the viva method.

Happy Baking,

Odessa

kim2462 Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 12:52am
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Have you tried a bit of salt into your frosting? I add about 1/8th of a teaspoon per batch (2lb sugar) It helps cut the bitter sweetness of the buttercream.

albumangel Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 1:09am
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Originally Posted by suzylynn58

I like the Whipped Buttercream and the Dream whip buttercream. I use these all the time. They are not as sweet as some of the others and will crust lightly, enough to use Viva

Susan




Hi Suzylynn58! I searched for whipped buttercream in the recipes section, because I also have this question. icon_smile.gif I couldn't locate the recipe there- is it somewhere on this site, or could you share it with us?

Thanks!

butternut Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 3:24am
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Originally Posted by kim2462

Have you tried a bit of salt into your frosting? I add about 1/8th of a teaspoon per batch (2lb sugar) It helps cut the bitter sweetness of the buttercream.



Thanks so much for your reply. Actually, I do use the salt in my recipe. It may have cut a little of the sweetness but not as much as I would like. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Thanks everyone for your help. I really do appreciate it. I'm going to try to find those recipes that were suggested now. Thanks!!

JanH Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 7:03am
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Links to the recipes mentioned:

Here's the whipped cream butter cream recipe:
(which contains no cream)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2019-Whipped-Cream-Buttercream-Frosting.html

And the dreamy cream butter cream recipe:
(which uses Dream Whip)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2006-Dreamy-Cream.html

I also like the hi-ratio brite white frosting recipe:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2375-Brite-White-Buttercream-Icing.html

HTH

butternut Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 1:37pm
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JanH - I've been looking for the icing base so that I could try the Brite White icing but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Can you tell me what you use and where you get it from? Thanks so much. Also, thanks for posting the links to the other recipes.

suzylynn58 Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 7:09pm
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Thanks Jan, for adding those links. I haven't checked back since I posted those recipe suggestions.

Susan

JanH Posted 25 Jan 2007 , 9:46pm

You're very welcome, glad to help icon_smile.gif

I purchased my icing base from sugarcraft:

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/misc/icings.htm

However, if you use a lot, (like 40#) nationalflavors sells it for $1.36#.

http://www.nationalflavors.com/

Fudge base and angel white frosting bases:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-43668-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-47885-.html

HTH

butternut Posted 26 Jan 2007 , 11:00pm

JanH - You have really been a great help. I can't thank you enough. I just left sugarcraft on line and I found the Angel White icing base. I am going to order that along with a few other items. Do you use the 6x sugar in your icing? I know the recipe does call for it but I've never seen it anywhere. Thanks again!!

JanH Posted 27 Jan 2007 , 6:23pm

Yes, I did purchase the 6x sugar from Gordon Food Service.

The item # is 108693, and it comes 25# to a box and was an in-stock item at my store.

Can't remember the price, but it wasn't expensive.

Only thing is you HAVE TO sift before using, or weigh the sugar because it is really packed in there icon_smile.gif

Threads on buying/storing 6x/powdered sugar:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-35126-.html

HTH

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