Too Sweet Buttercream

Decorating By cakecrumbs116 Updated 4 Aug 2012 , 8:16pm by BlakesCakes

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cakecrumbs116 Posted 4 Aug 2012 , 4:30pm
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I was wondering if someone can me how to cut the sweetness down in my buttercream?

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kakeladi Posted 4 Aug 2012 , 6:10pm
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What is sweet to one is not to others.
Have you tried adding some salt? About 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per batch of icing (using 2#s of sugar) helps.
Some change the flavoring used in the b'cream.....use something with a lemon taste helps. Perhaps one or both of those suggestion will help you.

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BlakesCakes Posted 4 Aug 2012 , 8:16pm
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I use a recipe with heavy whipping cream (not water), a 1/2 tsp. of salt per batch, and I also add about a tsp. of lemon JUICE per batch. It cuts the sweetness a lot.


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