I received my order from Spices and I wanted to share my experiences with a few of the flavors. I had baked a batch of NFSC to experiment with and flavored my RI using the following flavors: strawberry, key lime, coconut, orange and lemon. I wasn't crazy about the smell of the strawberry extract in the bottle, but it was okay in the RI. I made some strawberry shaped cookies and decorated them with the strawberry flavored RI. The cookie had a slight strawberry taste, but I'm not sold on the strawberry yet. I'll have to try it again. I flavored some RI with coconut and it was so good. I can't wait to make some NFSC w/coconut flavoring like Tracy did. I'm crazy about coconut
I added a little bit of key lime to the leftover coconut RI, and that was delicious! I'm thinking of making coconut NFSC with coconut/key lime RI. That would be soooooo yummy! I also used some lemon, which was excellent; as was the orange. I bought some other extracts that I can't wait to use, but I was curious so I opened them up to smell them. Since they're extracts and have a strong smell, don't place it right under your nose because it's too much. I have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, so I think that's what happened when I opened the strawberry and took a big whiff. It kind of grossed me out and I kept thinking about it later.
It takes very little of the extract to flavor your icing. I took Tracy's advice and used about 1/16 tsp. per 3/4 cup RI. You can adjust it to your taste, just be sure to start out with the tiniest amount or it will be overpowering. I'll post my findings when I have time to experiment again, and I hope you all do the same. I realize that we all have different tastes, but it will be fun to hear what you all think about the different flavors since there were so many to choose from. Thanks again, Tracy, for introducing us to Spices and getting us the discount