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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
My niece wants me to make her a chocolate cake with quoted as her words "vanilla fluffy creamy frosting not the sweet stuff", so I am new to this and only have used butter cream and that is sweet, any suggestions on what I can use?
post #2 of 25
Hi. I wanted to let you know that BETTERCREME is an option by Rich's. It's fluffy and not sickingly sweet and it's the alternative I use for those who don't want buttercream. If you have a cake store near you they may carry it or GFS (Gordon's Food Service) carries it also.

I also invite you to try my buttercream recipe under recipes. It's called Extra Special Buttercream and has gotten great reviews, and is not sickingly sweet either.

Good Luck!

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post #3 of 25
Salt cuts sweet. If you use butter in your butter cream...use the salted butter. If you use unsalted butter, make sure you add salt to your recipe.

I made a french vanilla butter cream and found it to be not sweet at all. I used the butter cream dream recipe here on cc and subbed french vanilla liquid coffee creamer for my liquid and used french vanilla extract. It was not sweet at all..I had a spoon and was eating it like cereal! HTH

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post #4 of 25
I add some extra clear flavoring to my buttercreams to help cut the sweetness. I like to add , vanilla, almond, butter all in one batch. Play with your batches and see what works for you. Don't use to much Almond, just about a Tablespoon for a big batch. It will be over powering. Butter flavoring is so good and takes away from the sweetness. Happy Cake Decorating
post #5 of 25
Just thought of another....whipped chocolate ganache (to me) isn't as sweet as chocolate buttercream.
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post #6 of 25
Auntbeesbaking...your Extra Special Buttercream recipe is totally awesome! It has a wonderful consistency, and really isn't very sweet. I add more cream to cut the sugar a bit if I need to!
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by auntbeesbaking

..I also invite you to try my buttercream recipe under recipes. It's called Extra Special Buttercream and has gotten great reviews, and is not sickingly sweet either.Good Luck!auntbeesbaking



I am going to try your ESB this weekend. I am not sure about BETTERCREME because it is commercial, but it does get good reviews.

Thanks!
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone!! Auntbeesbaking, I tried searching for your recipe for Extra Special Buttercream but was unable to find it. I found one ut it wasn't posted by you. Any other way to get the recipe?
post #9 of 25
post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by floral1210

Auntbeesbaking...your Extra Special Buttercream recipe is totally awesome! It has a wonderful consistency, and really isn't very sweet. I add more cream to cut the sugar a bit if I need to!



Thank you for letting me know; I'm glad you liked it. icon_smile.gif
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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by auntbeesbaking

Quote:
Originally Posted by floral1210

Auntbeesbaking...your Extra Special Buttercream recipe is totally awesome! It has a wonderful consistency, and really isn't very sweet. I add more cream to cut the sugar a bit if I need to!



Thank you for letting me know; I'm glad you liked it. icon_smile.gif


Auntbeesbaking:

This sounds wonderful! Quick couple of questions: Does the cake need to be refrigerated because of the whip cream in the buttercream? How does it hold up? I as well have a request for the same type of frosting as the poster here, but have the extra challenge of them wanting to pick up the cake the day before their party...so their request for a whipped cream frosting SCARES me, even "aiding" it with gelatin, whip cream aide, anything! Thanks for any help!
post #12 of 25
Loveinthe oven...Auntbee uses whipping cream (milk) as her liquid...not whipped cream. I use the same liquid in my butter cream and it can stay out. If your client wants whipped cream frosting...that is another recipe and needs to be refrigerated. HTH.
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post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddaigle

Loveinthe oven...Auntbee uses whipping cream (milk) as her liquid...not whipped cream. I use the same liquid in my butter cream and it can stay out. If your client wants whipped cream frosting...that is another recipe and needs to be refrigerated. HTH.


yes, i understand that hers is a buttercream that uses whipping cream (before it is whipped) as the liquid. And that a whipped cream frosting is another animal altogether. My problem is that I am afraid of that animal! They chose this becuase they do not like "a sweet heavy frosting...something vanillaish and light and fluffy". BUT, there are also GP, WC and RI figures that need to decorate it. Hence my fear of the whipped cream frosting. And also why I ask how this one holds. Any thoughts? Thanks!
post #14 of 25
I have decorated with BetterCream (the whipped cream from Sam's) It actually makes gorgeous roses. You can pipe with it also....but.......I have never put the other things on it that you need to. I'd be skeerd! Don't know if they can get both: Whipped topping AND all that deco. I would never ever put any decoration with any kind of weight on the side of a cake iced in whipped cream. Good luck....maybe others will give some opinions. Deb
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post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddaigle

I have decorated with BetterCream (the whipped cream from Sam's) It actually makes gorgeous roses. You can pipe with it also....but.......I have never put the other things on it that you need to. I'd be skeerd! Don't know if they can get both: Whipped topping AND all that deco. I would never ever put any decoration with any kind of weight on the side of a cake iced in whipped cream. Good luck....maybe others will give some opinions. Deb



Do you think Auntbeebaking's buttercream would hold well for this? It sounds like a lighter, less sweet buttercream. And no, they realistically cannot have both the decorations AND the light whipped cream frosting, can they? Thanks for your help!
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