Apple/Tobacco Spiced Custard. Mouth-watering good!
Steep: 1 week minimum. Some prefer shake and vape, but typical custard and tobaccos take time to develop.
Vanilla Custard (CAP) - This is the obvious base note for the flavor profile. Creating a thick velvety layer of Vanilla for the rest of the flavors to mingle with was the objective here.
French Vanilla Creme (TPA) - This flavor was used as an accent to the Vanilla Custard to boost the creaminess as well as the Vanilla profiles. This gives the custard another layer of complexity while not overpowering the staple custard notes.
Cinnamon Danish Swirl (CAP) - Another accent to the base. Giving this a low percentage allows for a present cinnamon note with just a touch extra to the cream. A little goes a long way within this recipe.
Ethyl Maltol (TPA) optional - Once again - Just a touch of sweetness to brighten the cream layers as well as boosting the overall appeal of the vape.
The Main Notes:
RY4 Double (TPA) - This tobacco is such a versatile RY4. It's tobacco notes add a nice earthy tone as well as provides a delicious caramelized brown sugar sweetness that sits so well on top of the Vanilla Custard base. Using this at 3% allows it to shine but not overpower any other ingredient.
Torrone (FA) - This flavor is used more of an enhancer to the RY4. Finding the perfect percentage was key, but it was absolutely a must for this recipe. It offers a nice honey sweetness as well as a nice nut profile that (to me) is a match made in heaven for the RY4.
Two Apples (INW) - This is where this recipe shines for the fall season. To me, this gives off a nice Apple Cider kick. The CDS in the base notes sets this profile off. It also gives high notes of Sweet Red apple sweetness as well as a nice tang from the green apple.
This is a remix of the infamous circus cookie e liquid. It was created by 3 mixers including myself Aaron Vause and John N Jill Szollosi so credit has to go to all 3 of us.
Many a long night was spent creating this e liquid and finally after 8 versions between as all we came up with this finished version which all all agreed is very tasty.
Here are some notes.
FA cookie / cap sugar cookie / FW hazelnut
This created the cookie Base for the recipe we decided on cap sugar cookie for the main staple for the cookie but it does tend to hide behind other flavourings so needed some boost to make it shine. A small amount of fa cookie and FW hazelnut gives the cookie abit more weight and flavour and makes the cookie more enjoyable and noticeable on the exhale. Without the additions the exhale was somewhat lacking the texture of a hearty cookie.
Cap butter cream
This adds the butter cream into the cookie and rounds of what otherwise would be a dry biscuit flavour.
FA meringue / fa marshmallow / Tfa VBIC / fa joy
This creates the icing that you find on circus cookies and totally plays an important role in the recipe. We could of gone with loranns cream cheese icing but it tends to overpower and gives a waxy texture that seems to artificial. Adding meringue boosts the sweetness alongside adding weight to the marshmallow which is the star of the show. The VBIC combined with the meringue and marshmallow creates a perfect icing that totally works in conjunction with the cookie. FA joy is the magical addition that ties the icing together and creates the sprinkles over the icing.
INW shisha Strawberry
The recipe required a candy Strawberry flavour for the icing and after playing with capella sweet Strawberry it didn't cut the mustard and faded considerably with the other ingredients so after playing around with INW shisha Strawberry again a Strawberry known for its candy aspects we found it a bolder Strawberry that held its own against the other flavours and worked in its favour.
So imagine the experience you get that full on bold Strawberry inhale that turns into creamy icing with sprinkles that ignites buttery cookie. Perfect all day vape experience that will want you lusting for more.
Add sweetener should you wish
0.5% seems to be the sweet spot.
STEEP TIME 5 DAYS
I have made many butterscotch recipes, and most of them fall on their face with seemingly practical ingredients and flavor percentages. On paper, they look great but when mixed they usually disappoint. This recipe is a builder, and by looking at it you would think cookie or cake. It tastes like ice cream to me, and Ripple is the ingredient that changes it from a cookie/cake/pie to the ice cream taste.
Butterscotch recipes need to be thickened much more than we would usually suspect. Typically we can do that with creams and vanillas, but with butterscotch, doing so takes away from the butterscotch taste. So, you have to find a way to thicken it, give it body, but by applying some of the ideas we use for cookies and cakes in DIY.
Biscuit, Yellow Cake and Sugar Cookie are used here to create the body this recipe needs. It is the base for letting the butterscotch flavors build on.
Butterscotch Natural is my favorite butterscotch flavoring and the most realistic tasting IMO. It's not an ice cream flavor, and to make it one I added the small percentage of Butterscotch Ripple. Ripple by itself can be overpowering in a mix. Here, it is a perfect amount to change Butterscotch Natural into something different without being overpowering...ice cream.
Strawberry Ripe? Yep. Strawberry Ripe! At 4% it sweetens the mix and leaves you with a lip sweet feel on exhale. It does not overwhelm in the mix and at this percentage still keeps Butterscotch in the forefront as the primary flavor. I can tell it is there, and the exhale benefits here of sweetening the mix is my favorite part of this recipe. When I was a kid I can remember mixing butterscotch and strawberry ice cream together, and this was the imepetus for adding it in this recipe.
To bring it all together and to add creaminess the trusted Vanilla Swirl and Cheesecake GC were used. They are the balancing act in many recipes and made the cut here.
Brown Sugar helps to sweeten the Strawberry Ripe and I only added it so that Ripe's sweetness did not get lost with the base ingredients. It was in the first version I made of this, and although you likely could leave it out, I cannot convince myself that Brown Sugar Extra does not make Strawberry Ripe and Butterscotch taste better lol.
This was made for a dripper at 20pg/80vg and a build outputting 5.88 volts. Dual 2mm micros @ .95ohms.
After the Modest Monday post a few weeks back on fruit and cream, I really wanted to play around with the dewberry cream recipe put up. I've never had Kilo's dewberry and cream, but honeydew is my girlfriends favorite fruit so I thought I'd make something for her. Turns out this is one of the best fruity vapes I've ever had.
Notes in the September 2016 recipes thread