Peppermint Oil Vs Peppermint Extract

Decorating By mom2owen1 Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 1:06am by mom2owen1

mom2owen1 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:41pm
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I am going to be making a peppermint buttercream tomorrow ( The recipe calls for peppermint extract. I don't have any extract, and can't find any, but I do have peppermint oil.

will that work?

and if so, any idea on how much? i can't add drops to taste because I won't be able to taste due to a dairy allergy.


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DsLady614 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:57am
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Generally oils are much stronger than extract. I have used the cinnamon LorAnn in buttercream. Start with 5 or 6 then smell it. That will give you an idea of where you stand. Maybe you could find someone else to taste it?

mom2owen1 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:06am
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thanks! as long as it won't ruin the buttercream to add the oil, i will give it a try. i am already working on finding a tester icon_smile.gif

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