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How to flavor BUTTERCREAM icing? What to use?

post #1 of 21
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Hi. I would like to flavor bc, but I'm not sure which kind of flavoring to go with. Do/Can I use the LorAnn (SP?) oil like used for hard tac candy? or something else? And how much of it?
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post #2 of 21
I use Wilton vanilla, butter, almond, coconut flavoring or the supermarket brand which is alcohol based. I'm not sure if you can substitute flavoring meant for hard candy. Maybe someone else on CC knows.
post #3 of 21
I use a butter/vanilla flavoring that I get from the local cake store.
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post #4 of 21
I have used frozen fruit purees I'v ordered from a great company online. Called Perfect Puree. They are concentrated. Kinda pricy, but good!
post #5 of 21
Here's another addiction for you (beside CC):

creme bouquet flavoring extract

I am so addicted to it, I put it in everything tapedshut.gif
post #6 of 21
Sweetcakes23,

Those purees look awesome, and the flavors sound so luscious.

Do you use them, as is unfrozen, or mix them into frosting/filling?

Here's the link if any one else is interested:

www.perfectpuree.com
post #7 of 21
There are many recipes in existence that use them in many ways, but so far, my experience has only been to add some right out of the jar (microwaved a bit to defrost) to my buttercreams/fillings. I'm sure when I'm done with school, I will have time to play with more recipes with them! icon_wink.gif Let me know what you come up with!
post #8 of 21
Where do you get creme bouquet flavoring extract
post #9 of 21
i have used loran butter rum -just a couple drops and it was awesome !! i haven't tried any of the others
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post #10 of 21
You can definitely use lorann's oils to flavor your icing. Each flavor is going to need a differnt amount of oil though. Expecially depending on the intensity you want. I would mix up your batch of buttercream then add a few drops at a time and just keep notes of how much flavoring you use to achieve the taste you want.

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post #11 of 21
Different flavors of coffee creamer (liquid small amounts) taste great too.
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post #12 of 21
I've used the oils and they work fine. I love the cheesecake flavor the best. I put it in my creamcheese icing and it makes much better tasting.
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post #13 of 21
Yeah, you can use any flavors in BC. The oils are a little more intense, but in a large batch of bc, you will prob need a whole bottle. I use creme bouquet with butter vanilla. I have also used that cheesecake oil one in a mousse. I use the Jell-o cheesecake pudding and make the pie recipe, but use 1/2 milk, 1/2 heavy cream, then I add the cheesecake flavor to kick it up. My friend just told me she experimented this weekend with adding a bit of marshmallow cream to the BC. Said it tasted great, but made the icing a little bubbly.
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post #14 of 21
As Leily said, some oils are stronger than others. So WORD OF WARNING:

A single drop of cinnamon oil is MORE than enough for a single batch of BC.

I have flavored BC with flavored creamers, lorann oil, any number of extracts, lemon and lime curd, fresh fruit puree, espresso (instant powder in just enough water to dissolve,) flavored liqueurs and even Jack Daniels.
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post #15 of 21
i use regular flavoring from wilton, fruit puree, instant pudding mixes, liquid creamer, coffee, flavored liquers, fruit juices, cream cheese, cocoa powder, finely grated chocolate bars or nuts, instant coffee powder.....using different gourmet ingredients changes your flavor too. try googling baking supplies, baking ingredients, etc....

there are soooo many different things you can use! just experiment and you'll come up with so many yummy things!
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