Cake And Icing Flavors

Baking By tofu19 Updated 14 Mar 2011 , 3:33pm by tofu19

tofu19 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 2:13am
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Hello everyone! I am a novice cake baker and was wondering if you all could give me some ideas here. I have noticed many of you have baked with different flavors of cupcakes and frosting/icing. I have been only baking with box mixes and canned frosting.
So my question is how do you get all those different flavors especially for icing? Is it all extracts like vanilla extract but in different flavors? I've seen, lime, coconut, pineapple, oranges and etc.... where do you get those?
So sorry if I sound ignorant but I'm a newbie so please be gentle. icon_smile.gif Thank you!

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sugardugar Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 2:16am
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As every icing is so different, your best bet is to search the icing you have in mind.

If you search on here, for example, coconut'll get a great recipe(s). icon_smile.gif

But yes, extracts play a huge role usually

cake_whisperer Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 2:34am
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Extracts work great! You can also use fruit purees or jam, lemon/lime curd, melted chocolate, crushed cookie crumbs, coconut cream etc... But yes- I would look up specific recipes to ensure you have the right ratios icon_smile.gif

tofu19 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 3:33pm
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Thank you very much ladies. You bakers are the best!

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