so i am going through some gourmet cake recipe ideas... there are some that request alcohol stuff do we use real alcohol to get the flavor? or does the alcohol go away and is servable for people under 21? so confused!!
Yes, you use real alcohol. When baked, most (but not all) of the alcohol evaporates, just leaving the flavor behind. When not baked, the amount is not enough per serving to make it not okay for kids to eat, although some might not like the flavor.
Almost every cake I serve has alcohol in it, but it's in such minimal amounts (no more than a good vanilla extract) it doesn't matter.
I had this same question. I am toying with some recipe ideas, and wanted to make a rum cake for my hubby, but wanted to allow our 3 year old to eat it My husband has assured me it bakes off, but Its nice to hear it on here also I wondered about the amounts as well to add the flavor, so just a Tablespoon and you'd get the flavor and not tipsy
I use alcohol , etc,. any of the popular mixes. I also have used peppermint alcohol with my chocolate cakes for the Christmas holidays. One more is your white chocolate liqueur flavors when you are trying to get that extra white chocolate taste in the cake, works great. I charge more per slice on these cakes, because it is not cheap to buy. Good luck.
thanks everyone, how much extra do you charge for the "alcoholic" tehehe.. cupcakes??
I wondered about the amounts as well to add the flavor, so just a Tablespoon and you'd get the flavor and not tipsy
I replace about 1/2 or a little more of the water (I use cake mixes) with the alcohol I am using.
thanks for the tip texas!! i gave up on scratches ima go along with mixes but make them more gourmet! im just trying to figure out how to price the ones with filling and alcohol.
I don't charge extra for fillings (regular ones) since I figure that into my cost. For the addition of alcohol I'd figure out how much it costs you to make it. You can figure out about how much of a bottle you are using and how much that is and add an additional charge for that.