Flavour Fondant

Decorating By Sisyphus Updated 26 Nov 2009 , 1:26pm by scionmom

Sisyphus Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 2:17am
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I'm decorating a cake for christmas and I think that almond flavoured icing would be good for it. The trouble is, I'm new to working with fondant and am wondering if it is safe to add flavour to it and how to get the best flavouring. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. icon_biggrin.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 2:19am
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Sure, you can add flavoring to fondant. Add it when you add the liquid to the recipe. If you're using a lot, replace part of the water with the flavoring...for example, when I make MMF, instead of 4 tablespoons of water I will usually do 3 tablespoons water and one tablespoon clear vanilla. Almond is a stronger flavor so you might not want to use that much. It does taste good, kind of like a very smooth marzipan.

cakelady11215 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 2:46am
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I love using almond flavoring in fondant. The MMF recipe on this site (http://cakecentral.com/articles/105/mmf-how-to-decorate-cake-marshmallow-fondant) calls for 2 teaspoons of flavoring so you can use whichever one you want! And no need to adjust measurements of anything else.

Cheers!

JenniferMI Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 3:10am
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Sure you can add extracts, oils, ect...

Jen icon_smile.gif

Sisyphus Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 11:00pm
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Thanks all. I'll give it a go.

chouxchoux Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 4:21am
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i've used almond, vanilla AND butter flavor ( just a little of each) to mmf and it tasted wonderful.

Sisyphus Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 6:15pm
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Originally Posted by chouxchoux

i've used almond, vanilla AND butter flavor ( just a little of each) to mmf and it tasted wonderful.




Mmm that sounds interesting, I'll try that too (gotta experiment before the final product is produced) icon_smile.gif

scionmom Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 6:23pm
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I have used the champagne flavoring and I think that is my favorite!!!

chouxchoux Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 6:54pm
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where do you get the champagne flavoring? i'm a scion mom too!

__Martha__ Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 9:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sisyphus

I'm decorating a cake for christmas and I think that almond flavoured icing would be good for it. The trouble is, I'm new to working with fondant and am wondering if it is safe to add flavour to it and how to get the best flavouring. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. icon_biggrin.gif



I just have to say, I love your name! Believe it or not, I did a Sisyphus cake for a conference my daughter was organizing.

scionmom Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 1:26pm
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I ordered the flavoring online for gsa. I love my scion... LOL

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