bubblezmom Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 12:32pm
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Hi, I tried using banana extract to flavor buttercream. It tasted like a melted banana now and later. Not horrible, but not what I was trying to accomplish. Would a lorann oil have a better taste? Can you flavor buttercream with instant puddding? I want just a little flavor. TIA

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MrsMissey Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 1:12pm
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I just add a bit of banana extract to my buttercream...just gives it a nice, light "bananay" taste!

DiH Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 1:41pm
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Unless you need pure white in color, toss in a (ripe but not overly ripe) banana. Nothing like the real thing. No need to mash; let the mixer do it for you. HTH


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bubblezmom Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 6:59pm
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The banana extract wasn't bad, it was just too candy tasting. I wanted a more real flavor. I guess I overlooked the obvious. I will break down next time and use real food. icon_smile.gif

Misdawn Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 7:08pm
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i wouldn't try instant pudding mix. The flavor is great, but it makes the BC grainy. Not just looking grainy, but it feels like eating sand in your mouth.

mamafrogcakes Posted 21 Sep 2005 , 3:37am
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Are you using this for an icing or filling?? As an icing I would suggest Lorann, as a filling whip 2 c. of heavy whipping cream with instant pudding to make a mousse...yummy...

bubblezmom Posted 21 Sep 2005 , 2:36pm
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I don't like banana pudding, but a thin layer should be ok. My family LOVES banana pudding. I'm sure they would eat the leftovers.

Thanks

Gingoodies Posted 21 Sep 2005 , 2:51pm
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I agree with Mamafrogcakes the instant pudding mousse is terrific. I also add a some cubed up fresh bananas to the mousse and it is absolutely to die for.

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