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How to make a not-too sweet thick buttercream?
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For an American buttercream you mean?

 

Use buttermilk for the liquid & add some salt.

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This is the cake with cream cheese frosting. However it was melting down while piping icon_sad.gif so couldnt make nice roses icon_sad.gif
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Cr ch icing is hard to work with. If you have warm hands it will melt in the bag :(    W/0 the recipe it is hard for us to help you other than in general ideas.

"Regular" American (Crisco &/or butter) icing is easier to work with. 

Icing is *suppose* to be sweet.  That is the nature of it.  Some people add some salt to help cut the sweetness.  Never thought of using buttermilk but that sounds like a good idea.

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I always use an Italian meringue buttercream. Less sweet, a little more time consuming, but stands up quite well in the Australian heat.
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Look up the "Crusting Cream Cheese" icing recipe here.  It's awesome, can be smoothed easily and withstands piping beautifully.  I happened to do this cake today using it. 

 

 

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Look up the "Crusting Cream Cheese" icing recipe here.  It's awesome, can be smoothed easily and withstands piping beautifully.  I happened to do this cake today using it. 


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Thanks I ll def try it. Btw, your cake looks awesome. How long have you been making cakes?
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Thanks!  I've been doing cakes for 16 years. 

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Look up the "Crusting Cream Cheese" icing recipe here.  It's awesome, can be smoothed easily and withstands piping beautifully.  I happened to do this cake today using it. 

 

 

cream cheese caramel cake.jpg 1,557k .jpg file

 

Omg, I need some dessert quick and it ain't even noon. What a stunner creation.

drool drool

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Thanks!  I've been doing cakes for 16 years. 
Wow! 16 years! I wish I were you icon_sad.gif I am 28 and want to open a cupcake cafe. No idea how many years I need to wait to become an expert at doing cakes!!!
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Enjoy being 28!!  I was a stay-at-home mom, and doing cakes plus being a Wilton instructor for 16 years kept me sane! My children are now 18, 20, and 21.  I opened a bakery with a "friend" several years ago but that didn't work out...not only would I never recommend opening a business with a friend (unless you would actually marry them), but I wouldn't recommend doing it while having kids to raise.  My kids were all in high school at that time and I missed most of my middle child's football games (they all seem to be on Friday nights - which are cake nights) and I nearly missed seeing my daughter get ready for prom.  

 

Hubby and I recently re-opened the bakery on our own - and since he and I have been married for 23 years, I am pretty sure the partnership won't take a nosedive. LOL  And I get to decide when to close the shop for family things - like two Saturdays ago, when our oldest child graduated from college with her first degree.

 

You don't need to be an expert - you just need to have the passion for it and make sure the time is right in your life to take on opening your own business.  Always put family first - so timing is everything!  And your experience will grow by leaps and bounds once you're doing it 100 hours a week.  :D

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You made me reconsider again my business plans bc I have a 5 months old son! I think first thing to do is decorating many cakes until I would be able to run a cake business.
Thank you! it was like talking to an older sister. Hope you would help me on my cake decorating journey icon_wink.gif
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