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The Year of Mixing Week 43 - Spooky Halloween Eye Ball Cupcakes.
I decided the cake was going to be a fruity chocolate cake with a blending of CAP Cupcake, FLV Red Velvet, and TFA Ruby Chocolate. The ruby chocolate has that hint of fruitiness to it so that it ties in the red velvet into the strawberry flavored frosting and the light coconut red colored drizzle on top. A touch of marzipan let's you know you're eating those little marzipan candy props ( the eyeball and knife in the cupcake) and the FW bavarian cream just acts as a rich blender to bring all the flavors to a smooth creamy exhale.
A touch of sweetness is listed, but you can feel free to use whatever sweetener you prefer or non at all. IF you forgo any sweetener, I suggest putting in 0.5% FA Juicy Strawberry to sweeten it up a bit more beyond what the Marzipan is doing in this recipe. You want it to be sweet, it's a cupcake after all.
It's okay off the shake, at least it's vapeable, but it is a tad dry to start out with. As it steeps the dryness of the chocolate lessens as the creams and cakes start to develop more. I suggest a 2 week minimum steep, but 3 to 4 weeks works better.
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With the weather changing and the holidays not too far off, I wanted to start working on some seasonal recipes. The first that was on my mind was a nice spiced vanilla cream.
As much as I love custards, I didn't want to go down that road, I wanted something different. What I envisioned was a creamy vanilla, and just kissed with a bit of spiced. Like if you were to take a thick vanilla icing and add a holiday spice blend to it, and after working on different bases, I was able to create one that gave me what I wanted.
Bavarian Cream & Vanilla Pudding:
Really make a nice thick base for this to set on with a that plays right into the profile.
French vanilla deluxe:
If you're ever looking for a rich vanilla that can punch through a heavy base, I suggest trying it in your next recipe. It's not that vanilla TFA uses in other flavors like VBIC or swirl, it's different and perfect in something like this where you want a vanilla to stand out while adding a thickness...that isn't a custards.
VT Buttercream Frosting:
This is a wonderful flavor, and at 1.5% I was able to get the flavor out of it to blend with the cream base. There's room to go higher, but I wanted to keep it even with the next star of this, and that's the Milk & Honey. These together add such a great element to this mix. You get that Frosting note I was looking for and a sweet richness that goes well with the cream.
Now this all by itself is honestly very good and could be an ADV for me... however, I wanted spiced vanilla cream.
The easiest part of creating this was which spice to use. FLV does spices better than anyone, and eggnog is no exception. It's not crazy potent like clove or rich cinnamon and 1% here gives me a smooth spice kissed vanilla cream. It doesn't turn this into an eggnog by any means, so don't think that at all. I used my vanillas and creams carefully so this didn't happen. There's no egg, we only got the spices from it here and it's delicious!
Sweeten to taste. I mix with 1% FW sweetener but you can adjust. I do suggest a little for the profile though.
Let it set for at least 5-7 days, it allows the creams get in place and the spice to smooth out and warm up.
I hope anyone that mixes this enjoys it as much as I've been
The Great Pumpkin Cake
I said I was not going to do a pumpkin cake, but here it is. It is really quite tasty with FLV Pumpkin Spice and HS Pumpkin Pie. The Flv Sweet Dough and VT Butter Toffee mixed with the FLV Pound Cake add a yummy creamy base for the pumpkin. Topping the cake and mixed in is the VT Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.
Live mixed on Mixlife 10/24 developed on stream!
Our bakery base starts with FW Butter Rum and FA Apple Pie, adding a bit of grain from FW Hazelnut TPA Graham Cracker Clear.
A solid punch of bourbon with TPA Kentucky Bourbon at 2.5% ensures it will stand out after a steep.
A bit of extra sweetness from FW Butter Pecan.
A splash of VT Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to finish it off!
A delicious blackberry Croissant Breakfast dish.
The Croissant VT Croissant and VT Biscuit Base
Berry base: VT Blackberry, VT Shisha Blackcurrant, and VT Warm Custard
Drizzle frosting VT Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Berry Be Jammin is a full flavored, saturated berry jammy syrup, with light buttery bakery backnotes. This is probably my favorite recipe I've ever created, and I'm happy to share it.
For the strawberry portion of the recipe, I used a combination of 3 flavors. VT Strawberry Glazed is used to add that unique glazed effect and it can't be subbed. INW Shisha Strawberry adds extra syrupy depth and TFA Strawberry adds sweet candy notes.
To add a darker sweet cooked berry note, FW Wild Berry Cobbler is added to accomplish this. The addition of this flavor keeps you coming back for more, and at 1%, it doesn't take over the recipe. If you have not tried this flavor, it's absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it.
To bring all the flavors together, I used FA Vanilla Ice Cream/Gelato.
To thicken up the syrup, a touch of VT Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is used.
FA Graham Crust adds a nice subtle buttery banknote.
To give this recipe a really nice saturated mouth feel, I used CAP Super Sweet. If you're very sensitive to sweetness, lower it a little.
If your looking for a wonderful after meal vape, look no further. After you try it, don't be surprised if you're reaching for it all day.
This recipe really shines in an rda. I enjoy it the most in the Recurve rda. To fully enjoy what it has to offer, push it with a good amount of heat.
If you do mix this, I would love to hear your feedback. In return, I will mix a recipe of yours, rate it, and give you honest feedback.
Steep time: Give this 2-3 days to really start developing but you can definitely give it a go right off the shake. It's delicious and it holds up to long steeps. I've had this in my daily rotation since development and plan on keeping it that way. This is that good.