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!
Yes...that is what you'd do. I use almond extract in my icing all the time.
Ok, great! Thanks so much! Would I sub it for both the vanilla and butter flavor or just one of them?
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.
Ok, great! You guys are awesome! Thanks so much!
Ok, I added the almond extract but the icing now tastes like cherry! Is this what is supposed to happen?
I've never had that happen! Whats your recipe?
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
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.
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!
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.
Thanks for the advice. I'm sure my next batch will be much better.
I keep some almond in a bottle with an eye dropper. I learned the hard way--it can take over in an instant.