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post #1 of 32
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Has anyone ever used the creme bouquet flavoring in your cookies? I usually use vanilla or maybe a little almond if I'm feeling daring but last night I used the creme bouquet flavoring for my no fail cookies. I don't know why I even purchased the bottle of this flavoring other than to say that the description sounded kind of yummy. I have not actually eaten one of my cookies yet - partly because they smell so GROSS but partly because I have almost the exact amount of cookies I need for my order so I don't want to chance not having enough. Please someone tell me that the flavor is not as disgusting as the smell!!! I added 2 teaspoons to a single recipe (since the recipe calls for 2 tsps vanilla). The smell is overpowering. My husband thought it smells like microwave popcorn. I would hate to give away these cookies (it's my 1st order with this customer) and have them taste like crap. And to make matters worse, I had so little notice to do these cookies that I used fondant for the background (I am using royal tonight for the writing on top - they will dry quickly that way). I used Satin Ice fondant which isn't bad as far as fondant goes but I personally wouldn't eat it. Now my cookies do look beautiful so far mind you but who cares if they taste disgusting. The shape is a scroll and it's for a teenage girls graduation party.
post #2 of 32
My creme bouquet smells citrusy....reminds me of a orange creamcicle. And when I add it to my cookies...WOW! icon_eek.gif I can't keep my dd and her friends from eating them up. I have also added it to my bc and my co-workers love it. I haven't used it in the nfsc but I would imagine it would taste good in it. I normally use the Wilton's roll out cookie recipe. What brand do you have?
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post #3 of 32
Oh my gosh, I love Creme Bouquet!

What brand are you using? My CB smells creamy with mild citrus undertones.

It's not a real strong flavor and is usually used in conjunction with vanilla or almond as a flavor enhancer.....

Please keep us posted on how the cookies actually tasted.
post #4 of 32
I can't help you with the creme bouquet flavoring, but Satin Ice is all I use on my cookies (along with RI for details) and I get rave reviews. I nibble on it all the time. I think it's great stuff and I'm sure your customers will be very happy with it! icon_smile.gif
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post #5 of 32
That's all I will use for cookies and the icing anymore. So good!!!!!!
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post #6 of 32
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I forgot what exact brand I have of creme bouquet but it was from an online source and it's a new bottle. I think that it smells more "fake butter like". Yeah, that's what it smells like - fake butter. I bought it at the same time I purchased "princess cake flavoring" which I very much like. I have to finish decorating my cookies tonight and if I mess up on one of them - I will have a little nibble to see what they taste like.

I just feel paranoid because it's a new customer which actually paid for 6 dozen in advance. It was for an auction at my child's school and my contribution to the auction was cookies. The lady that I am making these yuckky cookies for is the one who bid the highest on my cookies.
post #7 of 32
I really love creme bouquet. But I only use a little bit. Like 1/2 tsp. for a 6 cup recipe of cookie dough with 2 tsp. of vanilla. It seems to be very strong so you might want to add less creme bouquet and some vanilla. Good luck.
post #8 of 32
i personally don't like creme bouquet. I know for years, when I was a kid, it was always associated with "the wedding cake smell". Smells and tastes like creme soda, which to me is not a good cake flavor.
post #9 of 32
Where can I buy the creme bouquet?
post #10 of 32
I just bought some this weekend at a cake shop I found in Kansas City because I had heard about it here. I have seen it online also. How do you use it in cakes? How much do you add to your buttercream icing?
post #11 of 32
I've only used it once and hated it. I put it in my crusting BC and it did nothing for the flavor ... in fact, it was awful, I thought. The Creme Bouquet I can get locally is by CK Products, whose line is great as far as I am concerned. Just not everything can be a winner ....

However, you may really like it!

I know, this probably doesn't help at all, but it's just an opinion.

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post #12 of 32
I love creme bouquet too but so far have only used it in my buttercream. I use "Magic Line" brand, aka Parrish's. I got this brand because I read on another site that it is the best, and that the CK products one tasted and smelled like funiture polish. Now, I can't speak personallly about taste, because Magic Line is the only one I've ever bought, but when I got it I smelled the CK one and I wouldn't say funiture polish, but it definitely didn't smell as good.
post #13 of 32
Well Gee....Can anyone guess the brand I bought (for the first time) this weekend? Yes...it's the CK brand!!! Now I'm afraid to even open it!!
post #14 of 32
Oh man, don't you hate when that happens. icon_sad.gif
post #15 of 32
lmao....thats why I thought creme bouquet sucked...I got CK and hated it!... icon_redface.gif Now Imma hafta try another kind...
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