These kids actually did a great job! Only one cake was "improperly" baked (I think her recipe was off). The rest were judged as moist and flavorful. That is impressive on this show because usually there are a few catastrophes.
Someone help me out. I bake a lot, but not cakes. Buttercream is butter, powdered sugar and a bit of milk or cream, right? I know how to make a less sweet Italian, Swiss, or French buttercream but how would you go about making a less sweet American buttercream? You can add cream cheese but then you have a cream cheese frosting. So, how do you reduce the sugar but still make a frosting that is not thin or runny?