Ok- I have posted this question before but am hoping this one will generate more responses.
I would love to use quality flavored extracts for my icing that leaves the recipe white. The wilton flavors have an artificial taste that I can not stand.
From what I've seen most artifical extracts are clear, the pure ones generally have some type of color. I just use white color gel or Wilton's white (comes in a bottle) to brighten up my icings. HTH
You can also use Lorann oils. You only need a tiny bit, and really no color.
www.Lorannoils.com They have butter, vanilla, and basic fruit flavors, etc
Oh, I can help you there! I am glad I decided to take a quick "CC Mental Break".
After reading that Cook's Illustrated rated the all-natural Coconut Flavoring from Spices Etc. their #1 choice for coconut flavorings/extracts, I have tried that along with many others with excellent results. It adds such a fun dimension to my decorated cookies. My daughter is a budding baker and we have also used them in very successfully in fondant, buttercream, cakes, cupcakes, etc.
I was doing the happy dance when I tried their all-natural Clear Vanilla and use it so much I buy it by the quart. It adds a nice subtle flavor without adding color as you would with normal vanilla and as I only use all-natural flavorings for a pure taste, this was perfect for me.
I am a big fan of their products. If you need it, here is a link to the page on their all-natural flavorings and extracts:
As well, here are the codes for a first time order:
CC9 flat rate shipping of $4.95 for orders within the US only
AKT9 15% for US or international orders (discount taken before shipping costs)
Choose the one code that applies to you or what you want and enter it at the beginning of checkout and then continue on.
The Flat Rate shipping will be the first option for shipping under the billing information and the 15% off will show up when looking at the summary.
I have told a lot of my baking friends about their all-natural flavorings/extracts and have only heard good things. I myself have used, and liked, Coconut, Lime, Orange, Cherry, Lemon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Two Fold Vanilla, Raspberry and, of course, their Clear Vanilla. I like to use one flavor in the base and another in the frosting. It is fun to mix and match flavors. They are coming out with some new flavors and I am eagerly awaiting them.
Hope that helps! Now back to work I go!
Another suggestion is www.amoretti.com