**urgent** What To Use Instead Of Vodka?

Decorating By ChristianCakeBaker Updated 12 Jul 2008 , 8:11pm by Danielle1218

ChristianCakeBaker Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:54pm
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i'm painting fondant and i dont have any vodka on hand. what else could i use. i have whiskey but i can imagine that it would smell strong. could i use vanilla extract? please someone help me! it's a chocolate cake that is going to have chocoalte fondant so the coloring doesn't matter how dark it is. i thought about using lemon extract but i dont think the taste would go. ANY advice is REALLY REALLY appreciated... thank! icon_biggrin.gif

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:55pm
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you can use extract. icon_smile.gif

jammjenks Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 3:22pm
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I always use clear vanilla

toodlesjupiter Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 3:27pm
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I use almond extract if I'm out of vodka. It would probably taste good with chocolate too, and it's clear.HTH!

Mike1394 Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 4:25pm
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First thing I thought of was RUM icon_biggrin.gif, but that has nothing to do with cake.


Carolynlovescake Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 5:08pm
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I use vanilla extract.

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 7:57pm
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The best rule is to use the highest concentration of alcohol that you have available:
In booze, that would be, in general order: Everclear, vodka, gin, white rum

In extracts: Lemon (86% alcohol), vanilla (about 50%)

Lemon extract also has an oil component that helps hold the paint down better (less comes off on your hands & fewer smudges) and helps it to flow better yielding fewer clumps & streaks. It doesn't impart any flavor, just a nice smell. I use it almost all of the time--sometimes I mix it with the Everclear to get the best of all worlds.


ChristianCakeBaker Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 2:21pm
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i used vanilla and it worked like a charm... my cake dried within minutes.... icon_biggrin.gif

aliciaL_77 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

First thing I thought of was RUM icon_biggrin.gif, but that has nothing to do with cake.


I use rum - did I mention I like "painting" *HIC*

Danielle1218 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 8:11pm
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I was thinking Gin. I could use any.....vodka, rum, gin. I like to keep my "liquor cabinet" well stock......err, that is for cake decorating of course (ha ha ha)

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