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Using LorAnn Oils to flavor buttercream and ganache

post #1 of 24
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I would love to start making gourmet flavors of buttercream and ganache. I was wondering if it is as simple as adding a couple of drops to my favorite buttercream or ganache recipe. Before I buy a few of the oils I was looking for a little feedback. I've read through a bunch of posts, but can't seem to find what I'm looking for.
I guess my question is: Is there a buttercream recipe that can be used with all or most of the gourmet flavorings by just adding a few drops of that flavoring?

Thank you for your help. dunce.gif
post #2 of 24
I've been wanting different flavors of buttercream, I was hoping to add the oils as well! There are so many flavors of the lorann oils that sound great! Hopefully someone will know and help us both....
post #3 of 24
You're in luck! This was just posted yesterday: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=726593

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post #4 of 24
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Thanks kearniesue! There are some yummy sounding recipes there.

I'm still interested in know about adding specifically the LorAnn oils to any buttercream recipe or if it requires changing the recipe more for each flavor.
post #5 of 24
I use LorAnn oils in all my buttercream and cake batter. I've never felt the need to change the basic recipes. Just remember that LorAnn is much stronger than regular flavourings. I find that using 1/4 of the amount called for is just right.
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post #6 of 24
I have to say I used the watermelon flavored one in my watermelon 3d cake, in the cake and ugh it was disgustingly terrible lol I threw it out.....so it sometimes is not great in the cake mix....and I used a tiny amt even.....
Georgine
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post #7 of 24
I have used Lorann oil cheesecake flavor in my regular buttercream to mimic cream cheese frosting. Worked great.
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Occther

I have used Lorann oil cheesecake flavor in my regular buttercream to mimic cream cheese frosting. Worked great.



That sounds yummy....I can't wait to get some Lorann Oils!!

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post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by southerncross

I use LorAnn oils in all my buttercream and cake batter. I've never felt the need to change the basic recipes. Just remember that LorAnn is much stronger than regular flavourings. I find that using 1/4 of the amount called for is just right.




How funny I bought some today, And I also bought one of those little dropers I have never used them,But i would love to try it. Do you think that 1/2 of those dropers would be to much. I did hear that they are very strong. I dont want to over power it.
post #10 of 24
[quote="mommynana"}

How funny I bought some today, And I also bought one of those little dropers I have never used them,But i would love to try it. Do you think that 1/2 of those dropers would be to much. I did hear that they are very strong. I dont want to over power it.[/quote]

I got the dropper as well but I couldn't figure out just how much to use so I poured 1/4 teaspoon out of that tiny bottle.

I have pina colada, orange cream, banana creme, apricot, bubblegum (I had a cake request for it), caramel and several others. I love them all ...I'm not sure I would like watermelon flavour in anything except watermelon.

BTW, I got my LorAnn from ecigExpress....they sell LorAnn oils for those electric cigarettes (who knew!) for $1.49 for 1 dram. Their shipping is really low so this allowed me to sample several flavours without risking a big outlay of money.
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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by southerncross

[quote="mommynana"}

How funny I bought some today, And I also bought one of those little dropers I have never used them,But i would love to try it. Do you think that 1/2 of those dropers would be to much. I did hear that they are very strong. I dont want to over power it.



I got the dropper as well but I couldn't figure out just how much to use so I poured 1/4 teaspoon out of that tiny bottle.

I have pina colada, orange cream, banana creme, apricot, bubblegum (I had a cake request for it), caramel and several others. I love them all ...I'm not sure I would like watermelon flavour in anything except watermelon.

BTW, I got my LorAnn from ecigExpress....they sell LorAnn oils for those electric cigarettes (who knew!) for $1.49 for 1 dram. Their shipping is really low so this allowed me to sample several flavours without risking a big outlay of money.[/quote]

I bought mine at a candy store, Not to far from where i live, They have them losse or 4 in a pack with diff. flavors. The woman their told me to only use a few drops in the cake and if I was useing it for buttercream to put a couple of drops at a time, ( and taste in between) Did you use the whole bottle at one time in the cake? I paid 6.80 for them
post #12 of 24
I think I used a half a tsp....... maybe there was something wrong with mine haha cause it was nasty....I think its great in butter cream but I am afraid to try it baking ever again...Im chicken
Georgine
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post #13 of 24
Im going to use it in buttercream this weekend and see how it is, Has anyone ever used it in chocolate cake batter, To get that chocolate cherry taste?
post #14 of 24
I also used the Cheesecake flavoring and added it to the buttercream everyone loved the flavor can't wait to try other flavors now : ) and yes use very little cause the flavorings are very strong
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post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
I just decided to buy a whole bunch of the dram size and try them all in my favorite buttercream recipe. I'll let everyone know how they turn out. Thanks for all your help icon_smile.gif
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