Almond Flavored Icing

Baking By arsing1 Updated 2 Aug 2010 , 4:32am by kansaslaura

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arsing1 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 3:21pm
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I have a customer that has requested almond icing. I've never made it before. Can I just substitute almond extract for the butter flavoring or vanilla flavoring in my usual buttercream recipe? I appreciate any help, thanks!

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cattycornercakes Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 3:29pm
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Yes...that is what you'd do. I use almond extract in my icing all the time.

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arsing1 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 3:40pm
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Ok, great! Thanks so much! Would I sub it for both the vanilla and butter flavor or just one of them?

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pmarks0 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 3:59pm
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Almond extract can be quite strong, so I would maybe do half of the vanilla and see how it tastes. If you want it stronger, just add a little bit more. I think you could probably keep the butter flavour extract in there.

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arsing1 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 4:00pm
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Ok, great! You guys are awesome! Thanks so much!

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arsing1 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 7:16pm
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Ok, I added the almond extract but the icing now tastes like cherry! icon_surprised.gif Is this what is supposed to happen?

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cattycornercakes Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 12:32am
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I've never had that happen! Whats your recipe?

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deej Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 12:42am
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I make almond frosting all the time. It's my family's favorite flavor. I use a teaspoon each of almond and vanilla. I don't use butter flavor because I make the frosting with butter. HTH

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arsing1 Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 12:47am
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I just used my regular buttercream recipe and used almond extract instead of butter flavor.

Too late to fix it now, it's been hacked into hours ago.

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erincc Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 2:47pm
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Make sure you are not using too much almond, it is very strong. It is very similar to cherry flavor. I use vanilla, almond & butter flavor together. Sorry, it's too late now, hope it was okay!

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bakencake Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 2:57pm
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I agree. because almond is too strong i usually use vanilla, butter (I dont use butter I use shortening so I need the butter flavor) and a dash of almond.

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arsing1 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:15am
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Thanks for the advice. I'm sure my next batch will be much better.

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kansaslaura Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 4:32am
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I keep some almond in a bottle with an eye dropper. I learned the hard way--it can take over in an instant.

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