rbbarker Posted 2 Sep 2005 , 1:07pm
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Hello all! Yesterday I checked out a supply shop here in Houston and stumbled across a rack fo the Lorann flavorings. Reading through them filled my head with ideas. Here are what I am wondering:

1) How have you incorporated them? Batter? Icing? Filling? Other?
2) How many drops in 3 cups of icing? in 4 cups of batter?
3) What are some of your favorite flavor/cake/icing combinations?

I can't wait to hear!

Cheers!

PS-I passed a 20 bus convoy heading to the Astrodome yesterday. Very sobering sight. I drive by it on the way to work and saw this morning that they had opened the adjacent convention center and turned it into what appeared to be a medical type facility. I heard the Astrodome is already full.

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bubblezmom Posted 2 Sep 2005 , 1:23pm
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Hi, I am going out today to buy more lorann oils. I bought the watermelon flavor for my 5yr old. Whenever I make pink frosting, then I add a couple of drops of the watermelon flavoring. It's great! I just slowly added drops until I achieved a good flavor. 2 drops to one cup??? I also tried the watermelon flavor on pink mmf. It was a big hit. Everyone agreed that the mmf tasted like pink taffy. Nothing you would want to eat a lot of, but perfect for mmf cutouts or buttercream decorations.

They oils are cheap. I intend to try a few more flavors that dd would like.

hth

luv2cake Posted 2 Sep 2005 , 1:32pm
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE their bavarian cream oil. I add it to every batch of buttercream that I make, even chocolate.

I too would like to try other flavors, but I am so stuck on that one. I will just need to force myself to try something else! I am sure anything I try will be great.

rbbarker Posted 2 Sep 2005 , 1:49pm
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Good info. Thanks! One more thing...how many drops of Creme Bouquet do you add to, let's say, 3 cups of icing? Thanks!

justsweet Posted 2 Sep 2005 , 7:14pm
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here is a link for you. Try the cheesecake. I bought a big bottle off ebay at a good price and the shipping was cheap

http://www.cakedecorators.com/lorann.html

HollyPJ Posted 2 Sep 2005 , 7:29pm
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I tried these for the first time last week. I used the Cheesecake flavor in the fondant for a wedding cake. I don't think I used enough, though, because the flavor was undetectable. Next time I'll use more!

I love the variety of flavors. And the price is great! I'm going to have fun experimenting with these in the future.

rbbarker Posted 3 Sep 2005 , 4:00pm
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How much did you use and how much do you plan to use next time?

justsweet Posted 3 Sep 2005 , 5:57pm
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Hello,

the link I posted yesterday with the list of flavors say 10 eyedroppers drops per pound of everything.

any other questions just ask.

scoobam Posted 3 Sep 2005 , 6:08pm
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I have been wanting to try these as well! I plan on ordering this week to use on a cake coming up.

That bavarian cream sounds delish!!

Have any of you mixed flavors at all? Or is that over doing in with these?

MichelleG Posted 3 Sep 2005 , 7:33pm

I have yet to try them in my icing, but I do use them to flavor all my candy wafer treats. When I do my dz. rose lolipop bouquets each color has a different flavor. Its a great hit.

missmersh Posted 3 Sep 2005 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by leana

Hello,

the link I posted yesterday with the list of flavors say 10 eyedroppers drops per pound of everything.

any other questions just ask.





I would go less when using the almond oil. I made a 2lb recipe of buttercream and added 4 drops of the almond oil and I found it to be too strong, but maybe I am just sensitive to the almondy taste. I like almond flavor, but just not too almondy. icon_wink.gif

Is the 'almond oil' more concentrated than the flavors? Cause I use 1/2 of the little bottles when using other flavors and it isn't as overpowering....

Thanks!
Leslie

HollyPJ Posted 3 Sep 2005 , 11:18pm

I didn't use nearly enough in my fondant. I only put about 5 or 6 drops in 2 lbs. of fondant.
Thanks for the info everybody!

Ironbaker Posted 4 Sep 2005 , 12:03am

I recently bought quite a few: Banana Cream, Champagne, Cheesecake, Amaretto, Keoke(coffe) and Strawberry. I will get Bavarian next time.

So far, I've tried the banana cream in a banana cake which was pretty tasty. I have added a little bit of cheesecake in a vanilla cake/icing.

As far as Creme Bouquet, I add about 4-6 drops per 3 cups of icing.

rbbarker Posted 4 Sep 2005 , 2:21am

Perfecto. Thanks!

rbbarker Posted 4 Sep 2005 , 2:22am

...but how much of a pound is 3 cups of icing?

rbbarker Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 12:13pm

Follow up questions...

1) How many cups in a pound of icing?

2) When using Lorann oils, do you also use vanilla or any other flavoring?

Thanks!

bubblezmom Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 4:31pm

2) I don't add any other flavoring when using the lorann oil. It is a very strong flavoring.

hth

MrsMissey Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by rbbarker

Follow up questions...

1) How many cups in a pound of icing?

2) When using Lorann oils, do you also use vanilla or any other flavoring?

Thanks!




One batch of medium consistency icing weighs approximately 1# 8oz and yeilds about 3 cups.

I add Lorann Oils in addition to vanilla extract

tcturtleshell Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 11:30pm

I've used bavarian creme in a pound cake. It was wonderful! I used 15 drops. I was lazy & used 2 Duncan Hines Pound cakes instead of homemade. I also used cherry in choc BCI. I used way too much in that one! My family said it took their breath away icon_biggrin.gif My son loves anything cherry & he liked it so I was happy! I made 2 batches on chocBCI & added 15 drops. Way too much. I've got champagne but haven't used it yet. Everyone I've talked to about Loran's oil said champagne is the best.

Just drop a little of the oil in your batter or icing. Mix & then taste. That's all I suggest to do. That's what I do. Everyone's tastebuds are different. I also added the normal amount of vanilla flavoring for my icing then added the oil. thumbs_up.gif

pkcakes Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 2:39am

Where do you find Lorann flavorings? in addition to the internet.

MrsMissey Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 2:44am

Your local cake supply store should stock them..not Michaels or JoAnns though! Local for me is about a 60 mile drive! LOL!

BlakesCakes Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 3:19am

I just purchased 6 different oils in the small (1 dram) bottles and all 3 of the bakery flavorings in 4 oz. bottles:Creme Bouquet, Island Spice, Princess Cake & Cookie.

I found the best prices on the Lorann Oils website: lorannoils.com . The drams were 1.19 ea. and the 4oz bakery flavors were $3.00 ea. I can find limited small ones here at some shops for $1.69 ea. but I can't find the bakery flavors at all. Also, on the website, many of the oils come in larger bottles (and are much cheaper by the oz.), so if I find out that I have a clear preference I can order those. Shipping was very reasonable and they arrived here in no time. Right now, they have free shipping on orders of $60+.

I'm looking forward to experimenting!

Happy Baking!
Rae
BlakesCakes

tcturtleshell Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 5:15am

I get the oils at my friends cake supply store. I think there under a $1 there.

KimAZ Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 5:20am

I've been wanting to try these oils too. The party store where I get some of my supplies must have 40-60 different flavors of it. Everything imaginable. Now I'll have to give them a try.

KimAZ

HollyPJ Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 5:52am

I purchased several flavors recently. I've only tried one so far--cheesecake. I used it in MMF. I didn't really like the flavor--it was too artificial. Maybe I'd like it better in another type of icing.

missmersh Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 6:56am

tcturtleshell,
I have tried the champagne and it tasted like bananas to me. But I don't drink champagne, so I wouldn't know what it was supposed to taste like. LOL

Holly PJ, I didn't like the cheesecake either.

Maybe I just used too much. Are some of them stronger than others? Cause sometimes, I don't add much and it is too strong....then other times, I add more..and it isn't enough. Geesh! However, I went to Lorann's website today and they have a butter icing recipe and it tells you how much you should add in regards to your icing ingredient amounts. I think for a 4 cup sugar batch you add 4 drops.

I like the peanut butter flavor the best of all of them!!!! It is really subtle, and no one has been able to tell it is peanut butter. But I like it cause it is different.

One of my teachers told me that adding vanilla in conjunction with another flavor will kind of even out the flavors. Vanilla is a balancing flavor.

I usually use butter, vanilla and other flavor of choice combination in my icing.

Leslie

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