Creme Bouquet

Decorating By JustABite Updated 15 Nov 2009 , 1:35am by sadsmile

JustABite Posted 6 May 2009 , 10:31pm
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Just wondering if I am the only one that does not like the flavor of the creme bouquet? I just for the first time watched the video and made Sugar Shacks butterceam frosting. It just is not what I think of for frosting. Am I crazy or just have not tasted enough gourmet frostings?

In all posts I have read, it seems everyone here just loves it. HELP!!!

Thanks for the input.


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Michellers Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:33pm
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Sorry. I personally LOVE creme bouquet. And whenever I use it to flavor my buttercream it gets rave reviews. Last time I made buttercream I was out of creme bouquet so I decided to try my Princess emulsion and it didn't go over quite as well. I have an entire bottle of Princess and I don't want to use it.

FlourPots Posted 6 May 2009 , 11:53pm
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What brand did you use?

I first tried CK's and didn't really care for it, then I tried Magic Line's and absolutely LOVED it. Even the smell is heavenly.

JustABite Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:17am
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Yep it is CK, now what do I do with the frosting? Guess lots of rose making practice for me. icon_biggrin.gif

Shanille21 Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:20am
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I thought sugarshack used wedding bouquet not creme bouquet?

destinyrn Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:38am
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I thought it was wedding bouquet too.

I personally did not like creme bouquet either.

FlourPots Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:43am
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Sharon does use Wedding Bouquet, but you're not limited to just that, you can flavor it any way you'd like...some people even sub butter for some of the shortening.

JustABite Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:50am
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Oh, silly me! I really thought creme bouquet was the same thing. Silly newbie. Will I ever get better at this? I am usually pretty good at desserts, this cake world is giving me some issues. Thank you all for your input and sharing your creativity.

JenniferMI Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:51am
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Yes, Sharon does use wedding bouquet. It is different than creme bouquet.

Jen icon_smile.gif

Justbeck101 Posted 7 May 2009 , 3:45am
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I don't like it. I think it is too citrusy (is that a word?) I like more buttery,and/or liqueur flavors

emiyeric Posted 7 May 2009 , 3:58am
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Oooohhh, bummer! I like Creme Bouquet, but I really like the Princess emulsion, and have had some really great feedback as well. I'll take your leftover bottles! icon_wink.gif

Justbeck101 Posted 7 May 2009 , 3:19pm
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I also don't really care for the wedding bouquet. I guess I am crazy!

tirechic Posted 7 May 2009 , 3:29pm
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Ok so im a newbie, what is the difference between creme and wedding boquet? I have not tried or had even heard of this until this site, what are they supposed to taste like?

tirechic Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:04am
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Just trying to give this a bump. I am begining to think whenever I post anything in a topic, I kill the chat.

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 8 May 2009 , 10:34pm
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Now I am curious too. What is the difference between creme and wedding bouquet? Anyone?

JustABite Posted 9 May 2009 , 11:45pm
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Hello cake world, anyone willing to answer?

FlourPots Posted 10 May 2009 , 4:41am
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I got the email notifications for this thread but I didn't respond because I've never tried Wedding Bouquet, just the 2 different brands of Creme Bouquet, so I couldn't help.

Michellers Posted 10 May 2009 , 4:54am
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I've never tried the wedding bouquet. My local cake shop only carries creme bouquet, as far as I can tell anyways. I'd be curious to learn the difference too.

DreamInCake11 Posted 10 May 2009 , 5:09am
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I'd also like to know what the difference in taste is between creme bouquet and wedding bouquet.

blondeez Posted 10 May 2009 , 5:21am
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Never tried wedding bouquet. I have only seen creme bouquet

sweet_teeth Posted 10 May 2009 , 5:22am
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Wedding bouquet is used by Sharon Zambito.. aka sugarshack. It's more almondy than creme bouquet.. which is more citrusy. You can guy it at GSA. Besides that, it's only sold at her local cake shop in Louisiana because it's homemade by a lady their. No one knows what exactly is in it as the lady keeps it a secret icon_smile.gif

luvsfreebies72 Posted 10 May 2009 , 5:51am
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This is gonna hurt somebody's feelings, but....

I think creme bouquet is absolutely nasty & disgusting. The one time I had icing that was made with it and I was told what it was, was when I realized that THAT was the flavor I've tasted in every grocery store cake I've ever had in my life. I would hardly call it gourmet


ETA: I posted in response to OP's original Q, w/o reading the rest of the thread. I have never had wedding bouquet. HAGD! icon_lol.gif

Kaytecake Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by Michellers

Sorry. I personally LOVE creme bouquet. And whenever I use it to flavor my buttercream it gets rave reviews. Last time I made buttercream I was out of creme bouquet so I decided to try my Princess emulsion and it didn't go over quite as well. I have an entire bottle of Princess and I don't want to use it.

I've used both creme and wedding bouquet in frosting and had postive feedback for both. I use Princess Cake to "dress up" a yellow cake mix- I add a teaspoon each of Princess and good quality vanilla and replace the oil with butter. The cake comes out moist, with a slightly citrus flavor that my family loves. It's worth a try. thumbs_up.gif


Horselady Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:59pm
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Ok. I'll weigh in! I don't care for it either. I have a huge bottle of ck brand.

It smells good, maybe if I tried it in the summer I'd like it better! You know a lemon cake or something. But this time of year, its nasty lol

FlourPots Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:14am
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Horselady...try Magic Line's brand...there's a huge difference in taste. I was encouraged (here) to try it before ruling out CB completely, and I'm very happy I did. I love it!

I still have a bottle of CK's that I'll never use again.

andpotts Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:15am
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I love emulsions and use Creme Bouquet quite alot as well as Princess, Butavan and some others. The key to using them is you need to use alot less than you would an extract, they are very strong and can easily overpower.

I think the key with emulsions is you want subtle, underlying flavor, not in your face. I have added too much before and that was NOT good!

onlymadaresane Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:17am
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For flavoring for Sugarshack's icing...I use 2T vanilla, and 1 3/4t almond and 1 1/4 t butter. Love it.

sugarshack Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:28am
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Wedding bouquet is a secret recipe made here by a local lady but sold on a couple of places online and direclty from her.

IMO it is liquid heaven, a perfect balance of "stuff" you can add to icings, batter, cookies, muffins.

It def has almond, so make sure you like almond before you try it. I suspect it also has butter, vanilla, some citrus in there and who knows what else.

I adore it.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 2:32pm
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I just purchased the CK Creme Bouquet. I thought it smells like it is just vanilla and lemon extracts toether, perhaps with a touch of butter. I was going to use it for a bridal shower cake next week, but after reading these reviews, I think I'll wait until I have time to test it first.

sadsmile Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:35am
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I have both CK and Magic Line cream bouquets. The CK one is notably more citrus and the Magic Line is more neutral and vanilla. I agree that the CK its strong and it is nice added as a base 1/2 -1/2 with lemon extract to make a nice lemon or is makes a very sophisticated vanilla cake for grown up pallets with a great citrus undertone. And the Magic Line one is fantastic as a base for vanilla cake.

I really want to try the wedding bouquet to see how it compares. I was told it was more a vanilla, butter, almond with a hint of cherry.

What is the Princess?

Don't add these to a chocolate cake mix. I know citrus and chocolate go great but not this way. LOL

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