im looking for a buttercream that's not too sweet. and that i can frost and pipe with. i tried a cream cheese,what was good but cant pipe with it..thx
Just use your regular bc recipe and add (if the recipe doesn't call for it) 1/4 teaspoon salt per 1 pound of powdered sugar.
I avoid adding salt to anything due to salt/sodium issues my family has. I don;t even add it when a recipe calls for it. I'm complimented and paid to cook for others all the time. So, this proves salt is not required. But it does work as the poster above suggested. If you don't have sodium issues, it works. For the rest of us:
I add almond flavoring instead of vanilla like so many do. It's not enough to flavor the icing with almond, but enough to take a bulk of the sweetness away. I hear all the time how my icing is not as sweet as most and that's the only thing different I do... OH, and I use unsalted butter.