@sweetgrandma: Are there any juices other than pineapple juice?
1. Is it possible to reduce the amount of sugar and replace it with meringue powder or some cornstarch?
2. Is there any other way to reduce the sugar content or do I need to use other types of frosting/icing?
Oh I forget to mention that some family members are diabetic, hence I'm trying not to use so much sugar.
I'm also wondering about cornstarch. My class instructor said that we could add cornstarch if we needed to to thicken up the BC without using powdered sugar. does it change the taste of the BC??
I've only used pineapple juice...the tartness of it "cuts" the sweet taste and most people don't realize it's pineapple but they really like it. The hints we've given you don't cut out any of the sugar..they just mask the sweet taste. For diabetics you'd have to use something else.
@sweetgrandma: Oh I see, now I understand. Do you have any suggestion of what kind of frosting I should look for?
@bunnywoman: They can take sugar but not as much as the normal buttercream (1/2 c butter, 1/2 c shortening + 4 c sugar) as that is waaay too much sugar. So now im trying to find a ways to cut down the sugar content but still able to be pipe well. I guess if there's no other way, I'll just have them scrape the frosting aside and just eat the cake but that would be a watse!
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