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How do I make my buttercream less sweet?

post #1 of 7
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Recently made mango buttercream and followed this recipe:

1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons mango puree

I had to add a little more powdered sugar to get the right consistency.

It was all right, but it was sooo sweet! too sweet!

Any recommendations ?
post #2 of 7
Add a little bit of salt to cut the sweetness. Use popcorn salt (it's finely ground salt) or dissolve regular salt in a tiny bit of liquid to get it to incorporate fully.
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post #3 of 7
I heard of the salt thing too. I believe I heard about adding lemon juice as well. I've tried both. I added heavy cream to my buttercream recipe instead of plain milk and it made it creamier & not super sweet.

Not sure how that factors in with your mango puree. Too much liquid won't work. But, those are the things I've learned and tried.

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post #4 of 7
I add 1/2 teaspoon salt to my liquid. Stir it until it dissolves before adding it. It is much easier to incorporate throughout the entire batch.
post #5 of 7
great advice -- thanks icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 7
I use A LOT of salt. I also use a good squirt of lemon juice if I have it.
post #7 of 7
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Thank you all so much for your advice, I think I will make small batches trying some of these different methods icon_biggrin.gif I was getting so frustrated, and since I do not eat eggs, that leaves out frosting like SM and what not
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