How much Sugar do you have to put in the buttercream frosting? As much as I love cake, I don't really like it too sweet, but how do you get that balance without your buttercream turning into an oozy failure? :(
Dear ladies/gents who commented in my first post, thank you all for your advice. I take them all to heart.
Having the right recipe will make it better Try “2 of everything “ recipe in the recipe section of this site
Here's the link to that recipe: https://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/22469/2-icing
Other than that there also are reipes for Ermine frosting (aka as cooked flour icing); Italian Buttercream; Swiss Buttercream on this site. You can do a search on here or use something like google. The latter two SBC & IBC) taste to me like eating a straight stick of butter but we all have different taste buds and they might appeal to you.
I always dissolve about 1/4 tsp of salt in just a little hot water and add to my buttercream. It cuts the sicky-sweet taste but other than that you can't tell it's there.