Soapy Flavor In Frosting?

Decorating By fcakes Updated 13 Feb 2012 , 3:15am by fcakes

fcakes Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 4:29pm
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I made Indydebi's buttercream and also a batch of cooked flour frosting and added the Princess cake emulsion and some vanilla to both recipes.

However, after keeping them out overnight, they taste soapy and don't have a pleasing flavor at all. Any idea on how to improve the flavor? I don't want to throw them out since I made big batches for orders today icon_sad.gif


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AnnieCahill Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 5:34pm
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I have made both of those recipes and I haven't used Princess so it's most likely the emulsion. How much did you use? You could try adding more vanilla and see if that helps, but I honestly don't know.

fcakes Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 11:30pm
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Thanks Annie! It didn't help.. I just made some more so dunno what to do with the soapy tasting one...

dawnybird Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 11:44pm
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What is Princess Cake emulsion?? I'll be sure not to buy it!

AnnieCahill Posted 11 Feb 2012 , 1:07am
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Toss it! I know it sucks, but I just tried a new scratch recipe last night that didn't work out, plus wasted some cute Valentine's cupcake wrappers I bought. icon_mad.gif

Sometimes it just happens.

carmijok Posted 11 Feb 2012 , 1:20am
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I tried the Princess cake emulsion once and never again. Don't recall it as being soapy, but it was NOT good IMO.

jason_kraft Posted 11 Feb 2012 , 1:25am
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Princess cake emulsion is an extract that can be used instead of vanilla extract:

The soapy flavor probably came from the powdered sugar, I would toss any PS you have from that batch. More info at the link below:

fcakes Posted 13 Feb 2012 , 3:15am
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Thanks everyone! I liked the Princess emulsion in the frostings and cakes I've made and never had it taste soapy... as Jason said, must be the PS then... wonder why.. it was a sealed new bag!

Thanks for the help!

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