The FA Apple Pie and Cookie create the flakey brown outside of this strudel. The Cap CDS in conjunction with FA Joy bring the gooey bakery element to the inside of the flakey crust with some sweetness. The FA Fuji and TPA Strawberry Ripe make the filling that gives off some sweet and tart contrasts.
I had a hard time going for something original with the flavors required. As I knew I could t cheat it and use undetectable amounts of some of the required ingredients. I've been looking for a good use of FLV chocolate Deutsch and I think this is on to something.
1% flv chocolate Deutsch is not too heavy but still present. It has a great dark chocolate taste with hints of coconut and dense cake.
.75% cap cinnamon danish swirl just to be enough to add to the dough and a slight cinnamon to the rest of the mix. This stuff is one of caps more potent flavors and I didn't want it's cinnamon note to take over.
1% JF fuji adds a subtle sweet crisp apple note. Not as tart as fa Fuji which I like in this case.
6% tpa Strawberry ripe. This flavor in my expirience has a tendency to due down and get overshadowed by other heavier flavors so I bumped this up a notch. For those not in the know this is a must have strawberry. Bright, sweet and authentic ripe as the name suggests.
2% JF Bavarian cream. This has become my favorite of any of the Bavarian creams. Sweet and thick with a slight caramel to it. I like my German chocolate cake with a good thick cream filling or covering and this accomplishes that.
Lastly 1% fa hazelnut. I love what hazelnut adds to strawberry flavors adding some authenticity and creaminess and this adds the creaminess and slight nut taste I wanted. I almost decided to go with fa coconut as should be present in German chocolate cake but since this isn't really a authentic German chocolate cake I left the coconut note up to the flv chocolate Deutsch.
A weeks worth of steep does this some good but is actually pleasant as a shake and vape.
Strabismus = cross-eyed. Abysmal = the potential result of carelessly mixing Strawberry Ripe and CDS. Snake = Bavarian Cream + Coconut.
Baked cinnamon apple topped with strawberry-coconut cream.
This silly serpent is the derpy little offspring of two previous recipes, Snake Bite (apples and coconut cream) and Snake Eyes Remix (cinnamon-banana coconut cream), both of which are not clones, but improvements on commercial juices by Seduce Juice. Strawberry Ripe works here as a berry-tinted soft camera filter, turning everything a lovely shade of sweet pink and blurring the otherwise too-sharp line between baked cinnamon apples and rich coconut cream. CDS + JF Fuji gives the impression of apple that's been peeled, halved, cored, liberally sprinkled with cinnamon, baked, and served warm; there's also a brown, mapely tint to Bavarian Cream that contributes to the impression of baked fruit. The two coconuts work in tandem to turn that cream into coconut cream, one imparting a realistic coconut taste while the other ties that flavor to the cream. The coconuts and cream seem like separate entities when shaken-and-vaped, but after a week alone together in the dark, they make a coconut cream-flavored beast with two backs that's ready to be blended with just enough mushy once-frozen, now-thawed strawberries to turn it pink, and then served piled high in the cored center of half of a cinnamon-spiced baked Fuji apple.
I couldn't think of a clever name so I thought of a cool one. None Shall Pass sounds a lot better then Apple Cinnamon Strawberry Iced Cookie. So that's the profile. I used the basket ingredients with enough percentage that they would be noticeable and to my surprise it actually helps this recipe. I added the biscuit from Jungle flavors to get my cookie and it worked wonderfully. I boosted the ripe strawberry with jungle flavors sweet strawberry and added FA meringue to give me that iced topping effect. So there you have it this profile is an apple cinnamon cookie Sweet strawberry icing. It's a very tasty recipe with no enhancers I hope you all enjoy it. (((((Mix 70/30 with a 4 day steep))))))
Submission for round 1 of Beginner Blending contest - MIXXED!
From the UK using the FA Fuji sub legitimately.
What I am going for in general here is a twist on an apple lattice, or strudel. A warm, baked apple filling with a touch of cinnamon, inside a light and flaky Danish pastry lattice, topped with a strawberry drizzle, accompanied by a malted cream.
The CDS speaks for itself as a base note here. Used at a level where the pastry is prominent and the cinnamon noticeable. Cinnamon is such a classic pairing with apple that I really feel this brings the apple filling and the pastry together as one. Fuji is providing the apple filling here and Liquid Amber is helping to take it from a raw apple to a baked apple flavour. The lemon is there to try and lift the top notes of the apple out of the muddiness that LA can create and also to bring a hint of citrus against the sweetness of the strawberry drizzle. I used malted milk as an accompaniment to try and strengthen the bakery element a little whilst giving a suggestion of a cream finish. Besides, I LOVE malted milk :-) Given the option of another ingredient I would have included some FLV Cream just to round it all out.
To me, this tastes great and certainly all of the basket ingredients can be clearly tasted throughout the vape, though the exhale should carry a sweetness that the inhale doesn't.
I would recommend at least 5 days to steep but should be at its best after 7.
This is my entry for the Mixxed contest round one from beginner blending. I wanted to go against the grain and not do a bakery recipe with the basket ingredients. I combined two yogurts and cinnamon danish swirl to create a cinnamon roll yogurt. I then added strawberry and apple and threw them in a blender with meringue for creamy sweetness (not literally!) to create a strapple cinnamon smoothie. The two fruits are upfront on the inhale and the cinnamon roll yogurt come out on the exhale. Not your conventional smoothie, but a nice sweet fall treat. Enjoy
A fruit and yogurt cake parfait.
Cap creamy yogurt is at this high of a level to shine through the other bold flavors.
It adds a tartness that would be missing otherwise.
Layered with cinnamon spice cake and fresh fruit.
The Fuji and ripe make this layer nicely.
Honeysuckle adds a bit of depth and sweetness needed in this mix.
The strawberry is two fold in this recipe.
the Eythl malto in it helps to tame and smooth the cinnamon and yogurt, while not muting them.
Along with being a necessary flavor for this competition.
Dragonfruit juicifies the strawberry and Fuji while not changing the flavor of the mix much.
Lemon meringue pie helps pop the fruit a touch more while adding a subtle complexity to the yogurt and boosting out cinnimon crumble.
Sucrolose was NN 5% in VG.
This is needed to finish taming the yogurt and not leaving a "Dry" feeling in your mouth from the Ripe and yogurt.
Im sure you guys'll hate this, but tried LOL.
Thanks for hosting this contest for everyone!
*FA Fuji used as Jungle Flavors are not available in Canada.
I know, how unique is an apple fritter? If it wasn't so good, I would have selected a different entry. This is a warm buttery fritter that is just in time for fall. Here in Canada we have Tim Hortons for our coffee stop and they make a very simple fresh (not overly sweet) apple fritter I really wanted to recreate. I mix this at 30/70 PG/VG and let it steep a week.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl- this has a rich spicy cinnamon base with it requiring a high enough percentage for all notes to come through against the buttery cream but not so much to get a mouthful of cinnamon. 3% was just right to get this.
FA Fuji- at higher percentages this can be nauseating but is still a main note in the profile. 1% gives a greener apple without over powering the recipe. It holds on the steep and allows for a fresh apple note to ring through.
TPA Strawberry Ripe- this will need a higher percentage than the apple to lend its sweetness and red strawberry back note. It gives us a bridge between the apple and danish swirl.
FW Sweet Cream- this is imperative for our buttery creaminess in the recipe. It takes some steep time to shine through but when it arrives it creates a balance in the recipe.
FW Salty Butter Balls- I have no idea what salty butterballs are but know this flavor well. It works very well with Cinnamon Danish Swirl and the very slight salty butter flavor adds a richness and spicy butter to the mix. There is also a brown sugar like note included with this flavor and does it without the burnt sugar taste found in other options.
FW Butter pecan- what is lacking in the Butter balls and sweet cream is found here. The final butterscotch like flavor in the butter pecan tops it all off. There is a subtle pecan flavor that lends well to the other ingredients and rounds it all out.
Reminiscent of an orange Mounds bar. Smooth, creamy chocolate covered coconut orange candy.
While trying to create a recipe for this contest, I was aiming for something unique for the season of Fall. More precisely, I was aiming for using the 'colors' of Fall as opposed to using Fall 'flavors'. Orange, brown and white achieve that color spectrum for me.
I wanted a relaxing vape involving chocolate as a subtle note. Possibly even a back note. And that, in the beginning, was all I was sure of. As I was considering my options, I reached to open a Mounds candy bar(one of my favorites since childhood). As I bit into it tasting the smooth chocolate, sweet coconut and a nearly imperceptible hint of cinnamon, I swooned and sunk back into my couch totally relaxed and chilled out. My senses immediately awakened. I've only tasted that faint cinnamon in Mounds(specifically) and often wondered if it was only in my imagination, as other people I've known can't taste it at all. At any rate, it hit me like a truckload of....coconuts(pun intended)! I wanted to make an orange flavored Mounds bar eliquid. And one as relaxing as I find eating a Mounds bar to be. I've never worked with orange flavorings EVER, so this would be a very challenging task for me. Truthfully, I can't even think of a time when I even purchased an orange flavored eliquid.
I was very pleased this turned out exactly as I wanted on only my second formulation. I find it extremely pleasing to my palate and I hope you will too. On the inhale I taste coconut most prominently with a light mandarin orange. On the exhale, I taste a light coconut, stronger orange, and smooth creamy milk chocolate mixed with extremely light cinnamon at the back end. I found myself immediately mixing up a larger batch as I knew my first batch would never last long enough for even a week's steep(due to the TFA DCC recommended steep time).
I usually find coconut flavorings to be very harsh. But I believe the TFA Ripe Strawberry flavor not only enhanced the creaminess of the coconut...it also, to my surprise, eliminated the harshness of the coconut that has always been a turnoff for me. The FA Fuji always provides that 'candy' aspect to any recipe whether you are looking for candy apple or just looking to "candyize" any particular flavor, which in this case, was the orange. Fuji just adds a sort of "buttercream" candy sweetness to my mix.
This contest was a total surprise to me, as I never(on the surface) would have thought to add Strawberry Ripe, CAP CDS, or FA Fuji to a recipe if I was looking to create an orange Mounds-like flavor. But when forced to use these bastard basket flavors, I was forced to think of how to make them work for what I was aiming for. And that's something I would have never done on my own. Yes, if told to use "any" 3 flavorings plus 3 other flavorings, I would have created my Orange Mounds bar. But I seriously/homestly doubt it would ever taste as good as this mix does. Without those basket flavors, my new ADV would have never been developed. Thank you all so much for making me come out of my linear comfort zone!!
7 day steep recommended, though I find it delicious after only 2 days!!
From @Queuetue : The Derringer is my choice for testing, in a mix or with a single flavor. Please support creative people by buying authentic atomizers, but I also keep a number of these clones from Fasttech on hand so I always have a an atomizer ready to go while I'm mixing.
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