Banana Frosting?

Baking By Eurud Updated 29 Apr 2014 , 2:24am by MBalaska

Eurud Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:36pm
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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?

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-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:45pm
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it turns brown--not a pretty brown -- y'know it oxidizes even in the frosting

Eurud Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:48pm
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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?

leah_s Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:52pm
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LorAnn makes a good banana flavor.  So does CK.

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:53pm
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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 --

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:57pm
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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 ;)

Eurud Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 10:58pm
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Thanks. No one in the area is selling banana flavoring. So I guess I have to come up with something else to bake. :)

ljdills Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 11:00pm
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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.  

Eurud Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 11:03pm
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Im from Norway. We dont have banana pudding either :/

thecakewitch Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 11:48pm
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Original message sent by Eurud

Im from Norway. We dont have banana pudding either :/

Steep some milk with mashed bananas, strain. Use the banana milk to make pastry cream. Fold the banana pastry cream with whipped cream or vanilla buttercream.

MisterCakePro Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 12:47am
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Awesome tip,cakewitch.Thank you.

Rfisher Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 12:59am
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AI might try steeping the bananners in milk for ermine buttercream......hmmmmm

howsweet Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 2:19am
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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.

MBalaska Posted 29 Apr 2014 , 2:24am
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Originally Posted by Eurud 

"........... Am I missing anything here?


I'd just Keep It Simple and make rich yummy banana cupcakes with fudgy chocolate icing.

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