I was going to make the cake for my niece's engagement party, but decided to go,with a pro, because my husband insisted that my buttercream recipe was much too sweet! I used this recipe:
Yes, it was sweet, but it was creamy, smooth and tasted silky.
The baker who made the cake did a beautiful job piping the roses, but it tasted a bit grainy and I definitely tasted shortening. I didn't like it at all, compared to the recipe I used. I am a bit of a purist, and don't like the idea of shortening in frosting. I keep picturing eating Crisco right from the can. So my question is: is there a buttercream frosting that is made with butter, but less sweet? I am willing to try the Swiss and Italian, but really I am looking for a simple, easy one Ike the one I made.
Thank you in advance,