Extracts,compounds,oils,emulsions, Flavors

Decorating By pipe-dreams Updated 23 Mar 2009 , 2:25am by pipe-dreams

pipe-dreams Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 10:45pm
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What is the difference between these? I want to try some new exciting cake flavors, but I don't know which to buy. Are there specific ones for icing,cakes, and fillings, or are they all interchangeable? Thanks so much!!

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kakeladi Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 12:06am
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emulsions and probably oils are the strongest in taste....use sparingly.
extracts are next, then flavors.
not sure about compounds
Yes, for the most part - except for oils - they can be used interchangeably.
I have only heard of oils for candy usually in mint flavors and they are extremely strong - usually one or two drops max will flavor a large amount of candy.
Also I have used almond emulsion and it is not only a stronger flavoring but is a thicker compound......like butter flavoring.

pipe-dreams Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 2:25am
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Oh, okay. Thanks so much!

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