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Need a butter rum recipe with no alcohol

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Last week I made a wonderful butter rum cake with a rum glaze from a recipe that I found on this forum. The client loved it so much that they want another one this weekend but made with no actual rum as it's for a family birthday party with children.  I was just going to make a vanilla cake (scratch) and use rum extract instead of vanilla extract. Sadly the only rum extract that I could find in my small town was artificial :(   Do you think making it this way will taste ok?? Also, is it possible to make a glaze with for the top that doesn't have real rum.  Could I do butter, sugar, water and rum extract? I was thinking maybe adding sweetened condensed milk to the glaze instead of the real rum?  If anyone has any other ideas or input, I would be very grateful :)

Amanda

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i love rum cake!!!!

 

i would advise them that i could boil out the alcohol to what extent it could be boiled out (most but not all) but it's just not gonna be the same cake at all

 

also that vanilla extract has a fair amount of alcohol

 

i would have advised the client to pick another flavor

 

if what i make is not what they want to serve to their guests then i do not do recipe testing for an average order

 

it's costs by the hour plus ingredients

 

or they could go with the same rum cake and cupcakes for the kids

 

but in my mind i would figure they would be disappointed because they already had one they liked

 

changing it up would result in a lesser cake imo

 

are there other ways? sure

 

there are countless rum extracts and other flavor products out there and maybe they are great maybe even better but it's a gamble and a costly one if it doesn't hit the first time--costs in more materials and time to test and costly if they don't like it and loose interest in your services

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think of it this way--

 

one of the fords who made cars was inspecting a new model

 

when he climbed out of the back seat he said--add some legroom back here--make the car longer

 

everything was already heading for the production line

 

I can't even imagine all the re-work they had to do

 

they had to basically scrap it and start over frame wise and handling/steering and seat sizes and etc

 

not like adding some water to the soup

 

so that's what i think of when peeps want to change my formulas

 

i know they work and i'm ok right there

 

some bakers accomodate the requests and i will too if they pay for the time and materials for me to be their private pastry chef

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i love rum cake!!!!

 

i would advise them that i could boil out the alcohol to what extent it could be boiled out (most but not all) and in that way it would still be what they liked but it might or might not be the same cake without the booze--if some other rum flavor was added*

 

 

*there are countless rum extracts and other flavor products out there and maybe they are great maybe even better but it's a gamble and a costly one if it doesn't hit the first time--costs in more materials and time to test and costly if they don't like it and loose interest in your services as a result

the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

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