So, I am baking cupcakes for a birthday party this upcoming weeked. And I wanna make chocolate cupcakes with a mild banana frosting on top. BUT, when I looked it up online, I couldnt find any banana frosting recipes. Only banana cupcakes. Is there a reason why people dont make banana frosting?
Is there anything that could go wrong by making a basic buttercream frosting with banana? Am I missing anything here?
it turns brown--not a pretty brown -- y'know it oxidizes even in the frosting
I am coloring the frosting pink tho. Do you think it will turn into a brownish pink? And does it taste differently when its brown?
LorAnn makes a good banana flavor. So does CK.
you have to keep it refrigerated and yes i think it will still turn eventually--it will look unappetizing but it takes a while--i mean i caught on after trying this so i never tried it again--i don't remember how long it took to oxidize--
but there are plenty of recipes for banana icing so i guess others had better luck than i did --
in fact i used it on my first wedding cake--'nough said--bless me father for i have sinned
glad cameras hadn't been invented back then ;)
Thanks. No one in the area is selling banana flavoring. So I guess I have to come up with something else to bake. :)
I live in a small town where sometimes ingredients are limited. I often can't find extracts but I thought maybe instead of adding fresh mashed banana to the icing you could add a package of banana pudding ? Just an idea.
Im from Norway. We dont have banana pudding either :/
Awesome tip,cakewitch.Thank you.
AI might try steeping the bananners in milk for ermine buttercream......hmmmmm
AIn organic chemistry lab, I remember we studied esters and some of them were banana flavored and I assume edible, since i think they let us taste them. You might drop by the chemistry department of one of your local universities and see if you can talk them into giving you some.