What Is Van-O-Van?

Decorating By 4starcakes Updated 1 Sep 2008 , 5:07am by 4starcakes

4starcakes Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 11:32pm
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What is Van-O-Van and does anybody use it? Does it make a difference if it is omitted in a recipe?

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PinkZiab Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 4:35am
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CakeDiva73 Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 4:43am
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I think this is similar to Dry-Van, which is a powdered vanilla flavoring. You can't use it as a substitute for real vanilla but it is a tasty flavor addition to icing, cakes, cookies, etc. It tastes & smells like vanilla pudding.

They are always out of it at my local cake decorating store so I have learned to live without it but when I have it on hand, I do use it. HTH

**Edited: because my typos were a disgrace icon_redface.gif

indydebi Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 4:50am
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Wow, this is a GREAT example of one of my biggest pet peeves .... recipes that are written using the brand name of the item instead of telling you what the item actually is.

If the recipe had been written as "Van-o-Van brand artificial vanilla flavoring", it would have removed all confusion.

4starcakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 5:07am
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Thank you ladies! I knew I could count on you.

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