How Do I Make A Less Sweet Buttercream?

Baking By happycakesbysarah Updated 28 Mar 2011 , 6:38pm by aliciababcock

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happycakesbysarah Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 3:31pm
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Usually I make the "american" buttercream using powdered sugar and butter. A client has requested a less sweet frosting and I am trying to figure out what to do. I don't know if I can just add less powdered sugar and more butter to that recipe or if I should go for it and make the swiss buttercream which in my mind is a very different frosting. Or if there are any other options? Any thoughts?

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leah_s Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 5:13pm
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Add 1/4 teaspoon salt per 1 pound of powdered sugar.

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sweetaudrey Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 10:54am
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Ehhh, I'd deffinitely try a meringue based BC just to see. You might not like it because it wont be very very sweet, but your client probably will since she/he doesn't want that crazy sweet taste that ABC bring. I say go for it! thumbs_up.gif

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aliciababcock Posted 28 Mar 2011 , 6:38pm
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There is a recipe that I just tried this weekend that is listed under the Recipe Section as Heirloom Frosting. It is not very sweet, but has a texture similar to stabilized whipped cream. I put it on Red Velvet Cakes this past week and got rave reviews from coworkers.

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