Check out our top picks for the must-have ingredients and flavours you need in your kitchen!
1. Gin & Sicilian Lemon Flavouring
This Gin & Sicilian Lemon flavouring is just one of a number of new grown up flavours from Beau Baking. The unbeatable tongue tingling combination of gin with a squeeze of lemon! These top quality, highly concentrated flavourings can be added to sugarpaste, royal icing, marzipan, buttercream and much more. They are also heat stable so can be used to flavour cake mixes before baking. Because they are so concentrated, a little really does go a long way – just add a little at a time until you achieve the strength of flavour required.
40ml bottle £3.95 (£4.35 RRP)
2. Vanilla Flavouring Cream
NEW recipe – suitable for a vegan diet too! Creamy and light, the ready to use filling cream is ideal for filling and crumb coating celebration cakes and using as a topping on cupcakes! The vanilla flavour is bright white in colour and can be coloured using food colouring pastes, you can also add other flavourings to make your own flavoured filling.
3. Almond Extract
Almond extract is one of the most popular flavours used in baking. Nielsen Massey’s is made with the purest oil of bitter almond to deliver optimal results in flavour and quality. It is an ideal flavour complement for vanilla, chocolate, maple or butterscotch which is why it has become such a kitchen necessity.
4. Essential Flour
King Arthur Flour reformulated the unbleached cake flour to be even better than before. Improved for better texture, this cake flour yields higher rising, tender cakes with a fine, moist crumb. It’s a baking essential you can rely on every time.
32oz box $4.95
5. Natural Flavouring
This high-strength natural flavouring is excellent for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, fudge, ice cream and even sweets. Top flavours include Raspberry, Lemon, Banana, Candy Floss, Strawberry and Passionfruit. Foodie Flavours are suitable for a large range of dietary requirements including being dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans and Kosher certified
6. Concentrated Food Flavouring
One of the most common challenges when making different flavours, especially those based on citruses, is heat stability. Saracino flavours therefore have been developed for a bake safe consistent flavour in their Concentrated Food Flavouring. High-concentrate food flavouring is perfect for cakes, ganache, macarons, cupcakes, sponges, ice creams and yogurt.
7. Cookie Flavouring
Cookie Nip is a rich buttery blend of vanilla bean with notes of salted caramel. While it’s been formulated for use in cookies, cakes and frosting, it’s been used to sweeten coffee and cocktails, drizzled in pancake mixes, ice cream and whipped cream for flavour enhancement and has even found a home in some savoury recipes! You can also find recipes that use Cookie Nip at The Cookie School blog.
80z bottle $10
8. Dragonfruit Powder
Nuts.com’s new favourite ingredient, dragonfruit powder, is not only super trendy but adds a beautiful, vibrant colour to cakes and icing. It has a light fruity taste and dried dragon fruit contains even more fibre per serving than its fresh counterpart. They recommend one tasty teaspoon per serving or create a gorgeous glaze for this chocolate espresso bundt cake!
40x bag $14.99
9. Vanilla Extract
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract is produced from premium, hand selected beans cultivated in Madagascar, the world’s leading supplier of the highest quality vanilla. The proprietary cold extraction process gently draws out and preserves the vanilla’s more than 250 flavour compounds, resulting in a flavour profile that’s full, sweet, creamy and mellow with velvety after tones. This extract is extremely versatile, making it perfect in a wide range of recipes from cooking to baking for both sweet and savoury dishes.
10. Flavoured Cake Mixes
Wright’s have advanced into the cake mix category, developing a range of six cake mixes – Carrot, Ginger, Madeira, Chocolate Fudge, Orange and Toffee. These uniquely can be used in a bread making machine with the addition of just oil and water as well as in a 2lb loaf tin in your domestic oven. Producing an authentic, traditional style cake, they are also suitable for loaf cakes, gateaux bases, slices or 16 individual cakes. Proving even more fun and imagination when it comes to decorating! This is appealing to the huge army of bread machine users now in the UK as well as the cupcake fashionistas amongst you. Many enjoying Wright’s cake mixes are busy mums out working or those who simply don’t want to spend endless time in the kitchen. Wright’s cake mixes can be used to create cupcakes, muffins, loaf cakes and celebration cakes. The mixes are available in 12kg sacks too.
Pack of 5 £8.00
11. Buttercream icing
Dr. Oetker Buttercream Style Icing is delicious and ready to use straight from the tub, simply stir and use. Their buttercream style icing has a smooth but firm texture making it perfect for decorating, filling or piping a wide range of bakes such as whole cakes and cupcakes. Spread or pipe onto cooled cake or cupcakes. Contains enough icing to cover and fill a 20cm (8”) cake or cover up to 20 cupcakes.
12. cream cheese flavour
Make delicious cream cheese icing… without the cream cheese! This super strength cream cheese icing flavour is dairy-free and adds rich cream cheese taste to any icing. A ¼ teaspoon flavours three cups of frosting. This flavour can be used in candies and chocolates too.
1oz bottle $2.75
13. flavoured icing sugar
The Sugar and Crumbs flavoured icing sugars are all full of flavour and easy to use. They have natural flavours and are gluten-free, nut-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. You can use these for all your baking needs! Check out www.sugarandcrumbsmixingitup.com for lots of easy recipes such as cheesecakes, ice cream, cookies, etc.