heidinamba Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 3:30pm
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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.

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sweeteecakes Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 4:26pm
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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?

JanH Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 8:25pm
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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.

MichelleM77 Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 9:35pm
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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

keonicakes Posted 15 Jun 2007 , 10:01pm
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That's all I will use for cookies and the icing anymore. So good!!!!!!

heidinamba Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 12:04am
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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.

slimkim Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 2:26am
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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.

indydebi Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 2:55am
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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.

SueW Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 1:59am
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Where can I buy the creme bouquet?

rcs Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 2:12am

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?

aobodessa Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 2:22am

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.

Odessa

eatsleepdreamcake Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 2:31am

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.

rcs Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 2:48am

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!!

JanH Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 6:56am

Oh man, don't you hate when that happens. icon_sad.gif

KayDay Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 7:15am

lmao....thats why I thought creme bouquet sucked...I got CK and hated it!... icon_redface.gif Now Imma hafta try another kind...

zubia Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 7:26am

Do n't worry rcs ,I also just bought this and its also Ck brand.I tried it out today I only added 1 tsp along with my vanilla.It tasted fine.No big surprises.

breelaura Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 9:24pm

If you haven't opened the CK, take it back and get the ML! They even LOOK different! (And the ML is heavenly. I've never eaten the CK to my knowledge, but it smelled... interesting.)

rcs Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 10:12pm

Well....I can't really take it back. I got it in Kansas City while we were on a short vacation. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and try small amounts like zubia suggested.

CarolAnn Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 10:35pm

rcs, I'm on my second bottle of CK brand creme bouquet. I bought the small bottle first to try it then went back for the bigger bottle. I love it!! I've used it in my white cakes and my bc and everyone who's tasted them has really really liked the flavor. I'm not telling anyone what the flavor is, that's my secret, but I sure like the stuff. It seems like a buttery citrus flavor to me. Everyone has different tastes, but you can't just go by how it smells in the bottle. When I first got it I put a small amount in some bc to try it. Personally I would never use a new flavor for the first time in anything for a client. Better to try it in something for the family or co-workers to check it out and get opinions.

P.S. What cake store did you go to in KC? You might have told me before but don't remember right now. I go to George's Hobby House in Lawrence. Check them out if you ever go thru that way. It's on E 23'rd, behind Hardee's.

cakenutz Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 10:37pm

I just bought some ck cb it hasn't arrived yet. I got it because lady who taught wilton classes for 20 yrs and has been doing cakes 30 said it was awesome in wedding cakes I hope so. Now I leery to try it. icon_confused.gif

rezzygirl Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 11:21pm

Don't be leery! The key is you only need a very little bit. If you use too much, you change the flavor of your product. Remember, you don't use it to flavor your cakes or bc, it's to enhance the flavors of your cakes and bc. I use both ML and CK brands. They are slightly different from eachother, but both good IMO. I love the stuff!

-Rezzy

rcs Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 11:32pm

CarolAnn--I found 2 cake supply stores in KC. The first one was Bakers Rack in Lenexa. The owner wasn't well, very friendly. The second was I believe, Sweet Inspirations. They were much friendlier there! I'll have to check out George's Hobby House next time I'm up that way. Thanks!!

cakesonoccasion Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 11:34pm
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Originally Posted by rezzycakes

Don't be leery! The key is you only need a very little bit. If you use too much, you change the flavor of your product. Remember, you don't use it to flavor your cakes or bc, it's to enhance the flavors of your cakes and bc. I use both ML and CK brands. They are slightly different from eachother, but both good IMO. I love the stuff!

-Rezzy


so...should I still go with my regular flavorings, and then add creme bouquet in addition to that?? I just bought some too and have yet to try it!

rezzygirl Posted 26 Jun 2007 , 11:48pm

That's what I do and it seem to work fine. I have a bc recipe that calls 1-1/2 tsp vanilla. I add 1/4 tsp. cb to that. And I use penny's sugar cookie recipe as is and add 1/2 tsp. cb to that. (princess flavoring instead is nice in the cookies too).

tc4cake Posted 27 Jun 2007 , 8:04am

My Creme Bouquet also smells kind of citrusy - I find a little goes a long way - I use a touch of this with my clear vanilla, butter emulsion in my frosting and my 2 part cookie glaze concoction.....The brand I use is also the brand I sell. If anyone is interested, you can email me. The clear vanilla is the BEST I've ever tried and love the creme - I only sell one line of flavorings......no furniture polish here...ha,ha......

kwdonlon Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 2:49am

I think you either love CB or hate it. Personally, I hate the smell, but I tried it in Penny's cookies for a baby shower and everybody devoured them...ended up getting a few cookie orders after that, too. Gimme plain ole vanilla and almond extract any day. cowboy.gif

DebraJ Posted 7 Jul 2007 , 4:23am

I love the taste of the Creme Bouquet flavor. A little goes a long way however so be careful.

teesme2000 Posted 7 Jul 2007 , 6:21am
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Originally Posted by rezzycakes

That's what I do and it seem to work fine. I have a bc recipe that calls 1-1/2 tsp vanilla. I add 1/4 tsp. cb to that. And I use penny's sugar cookie recipe as is and add 1/2 tsp. cb to that. (princess flavoring instead is nice in the cookies too).




What the heck is Princess flavoring ?? I use Creme Bouquet all the time in my cookie mix and everyone LOVES it !! I think I bought my first bottle from Rezzycakes on Ebay. I'm gonna need some more--got any listed ?? icon_biggrin.gif

tana Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 6:45pm

JanH,

Where can u get this from?

tricia Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 12:46am

Try using half vanilla and half orange extract in the dough and also in the RBC..mmmmm really good!

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