Its my god daughters 1st Holy Communion and I want to make it special, I have a few ideas running around, but she doesn't like anything too sweet, so I m going to make one tier light sponge and the other a chocolate cake, instead of using fondant I was thinking of trying out layers of buttercream, I usually do the basic vanilla recipe for buttercream but have been meaning to try out the Italian Meringue buttercream, can anyone give me ideas for a buttercream that is nice and light and not too sweet?
ok great, and do you just use this without fondant?
the recipe is american? what measurements did you use for the cups and heavy cream?3 T flour - is this tablespoon? 1/2 c 2% milk*- is this cup?
You follow the exact same steps but instead of using 120 ml of cream & 120 ml of milk you use 240 ml of milk. It makes no difference at all. All the steps are clearly explained in the blog: http://leelabeanbakes.com/blog/frosting-filling/even-better-cooked-...