1. Like the icing but dislike the sweetness
2. Dont mind the sweetness at all and specifically wants the 'sandy' textured icing
Ok, so what is the difference?
Basically, butter icing consist of mainly, butter and icing sugar. It has the 'sand-like' texture. To pipe certain motifs or design such as piped roses, medium to hard consistency would be used. To achieve this, more icing sugar needs to be incorporated into the icing mixture. So of course, it would be very sweet. During my childhood, this is the kind of icing used for home-made birthday cakes
Buttercream contains milk apart from the normal butter. The sugar is normally granulated sugar, boiled with water or milk & a bit of flour. Some buttercream may contained egg white or egg yolk. I used milk, butter and cooked sugar in my buttercream. The end product is a shiny, airy, soft and less sweet icing.
So, do let me know which Icing you prefer when you place your orders. By default, I would use buttercream