Frostong Too Sweet Already Made

Baking By PandaMin77 Updated 19 Aug 2011 , 2:23pm by theCword

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PandaMin77 Posted 18 Aug 2011 , 10:11pm
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Wondering if there is anything I can do for frosting that is already made that is too sweet?

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DivaJai Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 6:48am
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I've read that flour, cornstarch,or salt can be added to cut down on the sweetness... I would use all in small amounts until you get the flavor you desire (especially the salt because you don't want to have salty frosting lol...) I imagine that salty buttercream is way worse than buttercream that is too sweet icon_biggrin.gif

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chocolatestone Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 7:39am
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If the frosting is thick you can add whipped cream. The consistency will change but it will cut the sweetness.

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knlcox Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 10:35am
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Add a salt dissolved in a bit of hot water. It does help cut back on the sweet! I use a tsp of salt when I make my buttercream.

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MadMillie Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 10:36am
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Start by adding as pinch of salt. Alot of recipes call for a pinch of salt to cut down on the weetness.

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AnnieCahill Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 1:30pm
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If I'm making American buttercream (like Indy's) then I use WAY more than a pinch. I use a small palmful of popcorn salt (probably close to a tablespoon). You can also add some juice from a lemon too. I learned that from one of Toba's books. It really does work. You don't even taste the lemon.

If your recipe has butter, then you can use SOME salted butter. I accidentally picked up salted butter a few weeks ago and the buttercream was very salty. Luckily that batch was garbage anyway (way too soft) so I tossed it.

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theCword Posted 19 Aug 2011 , 2:23pm
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Assuming you don't mind thinning it out a bit, I've diluted my salt in a bit of water and have added the mixture little by little being careful I don't make it too thin and making sure its not too salty.

Also, frosting will be sweet when you taste it off your finger, but it's mm mm good with cake!!!

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