Used in 487 recipes at an average of 1.67%.
So there I was, sitting in a strawberry cinnamon Danish induced daze, surrounded by all of these strapple danishes and strapple cinnamon cookies. My will was almost completely broken and I had almost given up mixing altogether. When, in my highly receptive and broke state, I had a fleeting "what if" thought.
What if I embrace the strawberry ripe, instead of trying to hide it? Wear my hatred on my sleeve per say. What if I paired it with something that would accent it instead of mask it all but the sweetness of the EM? Fucking cheesecake.
A strawberry cheesecake topped with cinnamon baked apples.
I chose to use ripe at 4% because the flavoring (as you know) is weak and I needed it to last long enough for the steeping of the rest of the flavorings. I used JF Fuji at 0.5% because I needed to find the percentage where the Fuji was just light enough to be perceived as a "topping" but still be there and not be overwhelmed by the cheesecake. Any higher and the Fuji is present throughout and any lower it is lost in obscurity. CAP CDS, my arch nemesis, is at 0.5% as well. I needed to find a percentage where the cinnamon would come through lightly and play with the apple and cheesecake but not so much to where the cheesecake tasted like it was a yeasty strawberry cinnamon mess. Any lower than 0.5% and it disappeared in the mix.
Some would say CAP NY Cheese Cake is a better, more authentic cheesecake than the TFA variant I chose, but I've always found TFA CGC to go especially well with strawberry and have a fuller mouthfeel. It just needs a little help fleshing itself out. So I used my other 2 free ingredients supporting the cheesecake.
TFA CGC @4% because I needed that full bodied cheesecake flavor. Below 4% you get a creamy mouthfeel but it doesn't quite taste like a cheesecake anymore. More than 4% and you are playing with fire, the flavoring becomes a balancing act over a sweaty socks pit. FW Graham Cracker, I chose this over its more popular cousin (TFA GCC) because I get less of a cinnamon note from this than the GCC. CDS is dishing out all the cinnamon my body can handle in this recipe so I wanted to avoid more if at all possible. At 1% FW GC provides a little more crust to the CGC while also giving the cinnamon something besides Fuji to latch onto, evening out the CDS so it's not as concentrated and overpowering in one area. And finally the standard quirky ingredient, TFA Coconut. This flavoring is added in to provide a sweet creaminess to the cheesecake. While being low enough that it doesn't consume the profile and make it a coconut vape, it's high enough to add a unique sweetness to the cheesecake and enhance the creamy texture. I highly suggest playing with coconuts in creams at low percentages if you haven't already.
Altogether what you get is a cheesecake base flavoring throughout the vape with the sweet creamy coconut. Strawberry prominent on the inhale giving way to a cinnamon apple graham cracker exhale.kind of reminiscent of the order you would taste a recipe like this if you were eating it with a fork. Steep it 5 days to allow for the cheesecake to settle in, strawberry to calm down a little, and Fuji/CDS to properly place itself in the recipe.
After thought: I believe that if I were able to use different flavorings and omit some require (I'm looking at you CDS) I would have been able to better obtain the desired profile. I've also dabbled in adding .25% EM, but I think there is already enough EM with the strawberry ripe and adding it for sweetness is pretty unnecessary with the coconut. Even though I didn't hit the profile as close as I could, the vape is enjoyable (to me) and I will probably work on the recipe sans restrictions at a later date. Enjoy!
This recipe was created for the beginner blending mixxed contest.
My goal was a light cinnamon peach, Apple bakery flavor. I'm not big on cinnamon so I kept it light, had it not been for the contest I probably wouldn't have tried cinnamon. I'm glad I did as I love this recipe!
Early on the inhale you'll get a nice light cinnamon note shortly followed by a nice soft, chewy bakery flavor. As you prepare to exhale the perfect blend of sweet honey peach and apple pops through that cinfully good bakery note. After the exhale you're left with the perfect blend of "all the flavors" as a delicious aftertaste that keeps you wanting more!
The cinnamon Danish swirl and sugar cookie gave me the desired bakery notes I was after.
The meringue just helps add some depth and thickness to the bakery.
The honey peach and fuji apple blended really well together to make one full bodied, solid fruit flavor. The honey peach brings in some sweetness while the fuji brings some tanginess to the mix.
Last but not least is the strawberry ripe. While you don't get much of a strawberry note out of it in this recipe, it does play a huge role in bringing it all together. The strawberry ripe works great to blend and sweeten the mix. What good is a bakery without some sweet!
Strapple cinnamon cookie- I need to use fa red touch to add a realistic strawberry and plays better with jf fuji then with tfa strawberry ripe by itself. I then added fa fuji to add some wetness to the cookie instead of using up one of my ingredients up. The strawberry ripe plays very well with fa strawberry and now those together play very well with the fuji apples. Adding cinnamon was just second nature at that percentage along with the cookie at that percentage as well. End result- I wanted a perfect strapple cinnamon cookie and after 3 other profiles did not work out, I feel I really rocked it with this recipe. How does it vape? Inhale=apple and stawberry Exhale= a nice cookie but not too robust at all with a cinnamon backnote that is way more enjoyable then being in the front. Almost feels as if it hits all the places on the tounge that perceive taste, hope you enjoy!
I was originally going to do a spiced cider or even a spiked cider. But once I got my hand on JF Yellow Cake, I had to use it.
Delicious apple cake with a sweet frosting
CAP CDS/JF Yellow Cake- JF does most of the work here. It's sweet and moist, but not too moist. It's absolutely delicious. CDS adds a nice little cinnamon dusting and adds some fullness to the batter.
Fuji/Apple Cider- I don't get a whole lot of apple from the cider. It has that fermented taste that you would associate with ciders and is very sweet. Combined with the Fuji, it's a perfect representation of an apple cider.
Vanilla cupcake- This makes up the frosting. It does actually help the batter but I definitely get more of the frosting than batter.
Strawberry Ripe- Now, I can't taste strawberries very well but I use ripe quite a bit. Usually to sweeten a mix. Not this time. While it does add some sweetness, I'm using this to smooth some harsh notes. Apple cider is a great flavor but can be a little harsh on the throat at times. Strawberry ripe does a perfect job of smoothing that all out.
I made 10 different recipes with many variations and this is the one I can't stop vaping. I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do. Maybe not that outside of the box,but it's so good!
Strapple Crisp Flavor Notes:
TFA Pie Crust / CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl
TFA Pie Crust is a great foundation for the crisp crust, since you get the flakey crust of the pie ready to be layered on. CAP CDS at 1.5% adds in the additional bread like feel with a hint of cinnamon that accentuates the crust.
FA Meringue / CAP Vanilla Cupcake
I find that a mix of FA Meringue & CAP Vanilla Cupcake work together to sweeten the whole mix, but they really work well to sweeten the crust and bring a nice bakery style frosting to glaze the fruits.
JF Fuji / TFA Strawberry Ripe
These fruits are the top notes and are pronounced throughout the vape. JF Fuji builds on TFA Pie Crust / CAP CDS to give the “warm apple pie” with just a touch of bright apple fruitiness taste as well and TFA Strawberry Ripe comes through with the sweetness of a glazed/cooked strawberry note that complete this – Strapple Crisp!
Steep 3-4 days
Flaky, crispy turnover with a gooey apple filling. Not too harsh on the throat or heavy. Sorry if you have to buy the Funnel Cake, but it really gives this recipe the authentic crispy turnover flavor.
CAP Funnel Cake - 5% - While Reddit seems to think this is a nasty flavor, I disagree. It gives a fatty, flaky, state fair kinda bakery taste. It's pretty rich and accurate to me. At 5% is a the main component of the recipe, but leaves room for the other flavors.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl - 3% - Adds a bit more cinnamon sugary taste, softens and combines with the Funnel Cake to make the "turnover" for the recipe. At 3% this is there to fill out but not take over the recipe.
JF Fuji - 2% - A bit less sharp than FA, 2% is definately enough to be present and noticable, but not harsh your throat or be too in-your-face.
TFA Strawberry Ripe - 3% - Purely a supporting player for the Fuji. Here it is to more candy sweetness and and brightness to the recipe, rather than actual strawberry.
FA Liquid Amber - .5% - Lifted this idea from Apple Buttah, this turns the Fuji and Strawberry into the gooey fruit filling of the turnover.
Mixed at 70/30, gets better with a steep but is a decent shake and vape as well.
This a vanilla ice cream base with a hint of strawberry with a forward cinnamon apple pie filling mixed in. The strawberry is used both for the flavor and to lend it's sweetness to the apple.
Imo if you are making an ice cream you need TFA vbic. The FLV cream accentuates the vbic nicely.
The TFA and JF at those percentages make a nicely rounded strawberry combo.
Apple pie filling
I tried several iterations and the main problem I had was nailing down the cinnamon to apple ratio. At these percentages we get a nice filling were you get just enough of each aspect with out getting the cinnamon to be super forward.
I give you Strapped
I was originally going to have Straple in the name but my auto correct kept wanting to change it to Strapped so I went with it.
I know the total flavor percentage is high but I tried cutting it in half and the flavor just wasn't there.
A dark and spicy pipe tobacco, with bright and refreshing fruit notes.
Steep: 1 week. Good straight away but the tobacco develops and blends with the other flavors over time.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl -- This flavor sits more in the base, but acts as sort of a bridge between the darker base notes and the lighter top notes, bringing some nice bakery and a refreshing spice.
JF Fuji -- The fuji sets an overall bright tone for the fruits to play in and pairs well with the Cinnamon.
TFA Strawberry Ripe -- Used mainly for its sweetness, but also sets an important undertone of strawberry.
FLV Fig -- Pairs well with the apple, extremely well with tobacco, and brings a dark fruity aspect to help tone down some of the brighter fruit notes.
FLV Alpine Strawberry -- I wanted to taste the strawberry but not be overwhelmed by strawberry; the best way I felt to do this was with the ultra fresh and crisp powerful strawberry note from Alpine strawberry.
FLV Cavendish -- I used a number of different tobaccos to find the best pairing, and I felt this one did the best job. It's nice and dark, has a robust tobacco flavor without being ashy, dry, too cigarette-y, or overwhelming with tobacco flavor. You can use a number of different tobaccos here in its place with success, but this one I think is the tastiest.
"The day is coming to an end. You've enjoyed time with your friends and family, as well as indulging in some delectable delecacies including apple pie and fresh strawberries. You have a sit and load your pipe with your favorite pipe tobacco. You've got a nice thick jacket and hood on as the brisk air nips at your face. Relax and reminisce as you enjoy an Autumn Sunset."
Working and its finally break time so its time to go to vending machine and get a cake! Using the three basket ingredients the Cap Cinnamon Danish Swirl with the JF Fuji and JF Yellow Cake gives you that right out of the wrapper freshness of a vending machine cake. The last Basket ingredient TPA Strawberry (Ripe) adds the sweet sugary goodness needed. I added Cap Vanilla Custard v1 to complete the JF Yellow Cake to give it that egg custard taste and lastly adding Cap Vanilla Whipped cream to give that vape the feeling of drinking a glass of milk with your cake at break! Works as a shake and vape but the flavor starts to blend better and better with time!