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Can candy flavorings be used as vanilla and almond extracts in buttercream frostings?

Ilse - from Teguciglap, Honduras

Yes! Candy flavorings can be used as flavorings for icings in place of vanilla and almond extracts, but remember that most candy flavorings are oil based and super-concentrated. You will only need a few drops of candy flavorings in a recipe that uses 1/2-1 teaspoon of baking extracts. Start out with a small amount, then add additional to taste. It’s always easier to add more!


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