Hullo, cooking board folk!
Sometime between now and September 11th, I'll be seeing my long-distance boyfriend for a few days, and more than likely he'll be coming here to visit me.
His birthday is in August, so I thought I could make him an early or belated birthday cake!
Now, I work in the bakery at a grocery store, so y'know, I could just order a cake and have it decorated and all that, easy stuff, but
A) He's 1/2 Japanese, and always complains that American cake [and ESPECIALLY icing] is too sweet
B) It'd be cuter if I made the cake myself
My big thing is the frosting/icing. He hates sweet American icing [I believe it's the buttercream that he hates so much].
And then I was going to get some toy airplanes from the dollar store to put on top 'cause he's a pilot and a little kid at heart :p
My question to you-all is: Would anybody have any recipies for less-sweet icing and/or cake? I mean, it can have sugar, sure, but not TONS AND TONS. Like when I baked him cookies one time I only used 1/2 the sugar. And he adored them. If that gives any indication of what I'm talking about.