Hi everyone. Well, I'm finally in a place where I feel pretty confident working with MMF but now I would like to hear any suggestions when it comes to flavor. What flavors do you all recommend for mmf? I know you can pretty much add anything, but is there something in specific that makes mmf taste fantastic and that you would highly recommend?
I made my 1st two batches of MMF last month. I used just pure vanilla extract. I think it worked out well at the event, because most everyone did eat it with the cake (as opposed to peeling it off). I, too, would like to see other flavor combos that are successful for others.
I'm pretty new to MMF but I've used vanilla, almond and lemon clear extracts and all have been hits. I will probably use vanilla the most since it tends to go with just about any cake and filling.
I've used vanilla, lemon and orange. All have been well received.
Like the others have said, vanilla almond and lemon goes well with most cakes. If you don't mind adding some color, lemon Kool-Aid is fantastic if you're making a citrus cake. I use Kool-Aid all the time with the MMF I make for cookies and they are awesome. Since the Kool Aid doesn't have any sugar in it, it counter-acts the super sweetness of the fondant. Kool-Aid would be fun to use for a kid's birthday cake!
Thanks to everyone for the tips. Now I have two questions. Do I add the typical one tsp of the flavoring? How about the kool-aid?
I like to use Lorann butter rum flavoring. That seems to be my most popular. Orange is good too...I buy orange oil at the gourmet grocery store because it's a lot cheaper than Loranns orange. They make lemon too, I just haven't tried it. I've also used raspberry and strawberry Lorann oil but it turns it pink. Coconut is a yummy flavor too...I use Adams coconut extract for that.
The amount of flavoring you add will depend on the flavor and what kind it is...oil, extract, etc...oils take a lot less than extracts, and flavors like peppermint take less even of extracts than vanilla does. I usually add an entire tiny bottle of Lorann butter rum, or a tablespoon of clear vanilla.