Ready for the holidays?? I am!! This is my rendition of a southern classic. The Nog Buttercream Cake. Throughout my formulation process I got completely nogged out, but that doesn't make this recipe any less delectable.
CAP Sweet Cream / FW Butter Cream
These two append the icing/moistness to the cake. Butter Cream from FW does an awesome job of thickening bakeries with dense mouthfeel. The two together do a wonderful job of fattening up that unfortunate and slightly thin back-note of FLV Eggnog.
WF Princess Cake / JF Yellow Cake
These two obviously both have the word cake in their titles, so one could reasonably assume it makes up the cake. I went with Princess Cake based on a recommendation from @Shyndo so credit goes to him for that. JF Yellow Cake helps to supply a bit more cake note as I found Princess Cake to be a little on the airy side.
By far the best eggnog concentrate I've dealt with hands down. It's a tad spice forward so we'll need to lift the thin back-note a tad with other contributors.
Add Complexity w/ an Accent
I like to add in right around .5% FW Maple Pecan. At a low % it contributes a light but noticeable nut to the cake, which is of course depicted in the thumbnail. If you're into bakeries with a light nut accent and have it on hand I recommend it's inclusion. Omitted in the main recipe as to be more available.
side note This is a STEEPER. It needs proper time to meld the flavoring, so aging is required. It's actually better after the 21 day mark though I am hesitant to call for a 3 week steep. As with any cream heavy recipe, keep in mind that it's better the longer it has to emulsify.
Have a wicked set of holidays! If you mix this up set it aside for Xmas and enjoy it as it melds together into a beautiful orgy of holiday themed flavors. 💦
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In the process of moving existing recipes from ELR I feel are worthy of being included in my ATF portfolio. Huck Yeah I think fits right in with my other formulations.
A number of people stated all they could taste in my older formulation of this profile was the berries, So I decided to update with this revision. If you're into creamy, tart and sweet recipes I can recommend this one.
Find the old recipe here: e-liquid-recipes.com/recipe/746418/Huckleberry+Cheesecake
■ TFA CGC, TFA Graham Clear, CAP NY Cheesecake
This combination makes up the cheesecake base.
■ CAP Sweet Cream
Contributes a "cheesy" texture with a little cream cheese filling. Also bestows weight to the mix.
■ FLV Blueberry Muffin
Used to add bottom ripeness to the huckleberry with a little texture to the graham.
■ FLV Strawberry
Used to append a fatty jammy depth to the berry while not muddling strawberry notes.
■ TFA Huckleberry
Use this sh*t with a light hand. Not kidding. Goes perfume quickly. Less is more with this bad boy. In this revision I felt it was the best level for prominence while meshing with the creamy tart notes.
■ CAP Super Sweet
Obviously cheesecake is sweet.
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I'm on a weight loss mission and this recipe has really been helping me curb my cravings for sweets.
■ FW Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Chosen over CAP + TFA for it's sweet, creamy & fluffy vanilla contribution. It's also just simply better than CAP and TPA. 🤷♂️
■ CAP Sugar Cookie
Originally trialing FA Cookie I felt it was leaning a little too far into the "dry" category, so I landed on CAP's offering. It's a sweet moist cookie that feels like it melds better into the profile.
■ WF Vanilla Cream Extra
This is a vanilla milkshake, what would it be without a thick creamy vanilla booster? WF's VCE at 2% offers a slight malt note to the profile, but it also contributes to the body with a creamy finish.
■ RF Deep Fried Cookies & Cream
I've been SFTing this concentrate for a long few months. It's very enjoyable but can be tedious to formulate with. CAP Sugar Cookie helps lift the crunch a bit because this concentrate has very, very little. What it does do well is compliment a chocolate Oreo note.
■ INW Shisha Vanilla
Deepens the vanilla complexity of the shake by lending creamy emulsifying vanilla notes. Transforms the cream into a sweet ice cream.
■ CAP Super Sweet
An axiomatic fact SS imparts sweetness. So yeah, that.
■ Make it Better
I like adding WS-23 @ .1% to add just a touch more cooling realism and a drop of saline .9% solution to help authenticize the cream.
These soft cookies have been a favorite of mine during the winter months. I used these delicious deli cookies from the local Starbucks for development reference. Ok firstly, This has been a tedious profile to tackle. As we probably all know pumpkin is evasive, and often, it's downright deplorable. Going through a gauntlet of pumpkin flavorings I finally landed on a combination of FLV Pumpkin Spice + TPA Pumpkin. Hangsen's Pumpkin Pie proved to be insanely weak during testing, not to mention a bit cloying after a steep when I attempted to push the flavor ceiling. I don't get why it's being recommended by so many. Maybe I'm just not handling it right. 🤷♂️
■ CAP Sugar Cookie + FLV Cookie Dough: The deli cookie style I referenced was a pumpkin glazed sugar cookie so it only made sense to use CAP Sugar Cookie. The inclusion of FLV Cookie Dough helps soften the crispness since I wanted a fluffier texture.
■ FLV Pumpkin Spice: This contributes more spice than anything. The pumpkin note is a bit light in the background.
■ TPA Pumpkin: This is the meat of the profile. (Pun intended) TPA Pumpkin lives up to it's name. It's straight pumpkin. When used in lower ratios it provides an authentic meaty canned pumpkin without sweetener. SFT with this concentrate was not enjoyable. However, when it's mixed with just the right level of spices and components it tag teams surprisingly well. I got this concentrate in specifically for this recipe task. While not incredibly versatile, After trial testing I can certainly recommend it for recipes you may be striving for of this nature.
■ CAP Butter Cream: Cookies need butter right? Beyond that it helps impart further fluff and a waxy texture comparable to cookies.
■ FA Vanilla Classic: Comparative to the darker vanilla extract we've come to know in northern america as the "bakery vanilla". This simply helps to attribute to the overall bakery experience while adding some contrast to the meaty pumpkin.
■ FA Meringue: Another mouthfeel component, but also serves to further "moisten" the cookie.
■ CAP Super Sweet: While not wanting to go overboard, I felt the profile needed a sweetness boost being that this is a dessert recipe.
The cooler months have FINALLY arrived! It's bakery season!! A day off from real life work has afforded me the opportunity to drop this beauty. This is my rendition of a Crock Pot Butterscotch Apple Pudding Crisp, a favorite of mine at family holiday get togethers.
FLV Apple Filling This ingredient provides a solid cinnamon with a light apple jelly texture.
FA Fuji Used to boost the lack of apple brought to the party with FLV's Apple Filling.
FLV Vanilla Pudding Accurate implementation of vanilla pudding, if but a little light in the thick department. Needs a little help in the vanilla department but it's very creamy after a good steep,
INW Custard Included in the final version to tie in the egg to the bread and slightly enhance the vanilla note and creamy body.
FW Butterscotch Ripple Just a dash to contribute to the rich profile and overall sweetness.
WF Deep Fried Pastry Dough Just a dash of breadiness to help with the "crumb" note.
TPA Brown Sugar An important element to the real life recipe, I felt it's inclusion would benefit this mix. Turns out, I was right. It adds a richness to the profile.
Steep Time: Important to note, this recipe is a steeper. Emulsification is going to be your friend with this mix.
I'm almost convinced Juul has a proprietary blend of Mango as I've experimented with a rather large variety of Mango concentrates and combinations. I haven't yet nailed it 1:1 but this is close enough for me. Juul also likely uses 1000mg/ml nicotine solution to achieve a 70/30 mix with a 50mg nic solution as we also know their nicotine derivation is proprietary. I like to mix it 55/45 for maximum flavor and at 30mg because I don't need 50mg. While it's not a 100% dead on clone of Juul's Mango pod, It is close enough for me to be happy with it. Sometimes I throw in a little WS-23 to give it a cooling vibe.
this recipe has served more for my records than a community contribution, but thought I'd share because I enjoy it
FLV Cantaloupe helps round out a juicy and creamy orange texture.
TPA Dragonfruit lends a boost to the fruit.
TPA Sweetener to invite some maltol to the mix.
FLV Mango / CAP Sweet Mango obviously pair to contribute the Mango note.
Designed and formulated for drippers this lemonade has been my go to through the summer. Rereleasing because it somehow got deleted from my catalog of public recipes. Recommend this to any lemonade fans out there.
INW Cactus: Typical reason for inclusion.. Beverage enhancing moisture.
FA Forest Fruits: Can be subbed for CAP Harvest Berry. This ingredient contributes the fruit note to contrast the lemonade.
FLV Lemonade: Country time sweet lemonade. Keeping it around the 3% mark avoids throat hit. Sweet and enjoyable.
FA Lemon Sicily: Adds some oomph to the overall lemonade note.
TPA Vanilla Swirl: Very enjoyable exhale component. Light on the mouthfeel, bit of a texturizer. Rounds off the berry notes.
FLV Lime: Added for complexity. Contrasts nicely with the berries and lemon. Let it steep!
CAP Super Sweet. Kept low to not overpower the rest of the mix. You can opt it out if you're trying to save your coils and prefer a cleaner experience.
I've been really enjoying banana vapes lately, Puff'd is one of my favorites.
The combination of cake and light banana gooeyness is just lovely.
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Short notes for this one as it's Friday night and I want to play.
Pro Tip: To boost the cake note even more, Throw in DIYFS Pound Cake @ .25% if you have it on hand.
Omitted from the public recipe for the sake of availability.
CAP Sugar Cookie It's inclusion is intended to boost the bakery note. The sugary graininess really helps the overall mix.
TFA Bavarian Cream Playing as a not-so-shy emulsifier in this recipe as it serves to thicken and provide some vanilla boost, As well as providing a 'buffer' between the cream and pastry.
VT Banana Custard Brings a light but noticeable banana note to the party. It's a creamy banana, Suitable sub would be TFA Banana Cream @ 1%
JF Yellow Cake A little light handed here it serves as a cake backnote allowing the "cream" to shine a little more.
FLV Frosting Up front vanilla with a little texture to bring to the game. Provides an almost gooey sugary perception to the cream filling. Pairs incredibly well with 'cake' concentrates.
CAP Super Sweet When I mix this recipe I omit sweetener, But including it you'll find brings it more toward the traditional "manufacturer" variety.
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Strawberry and lime are great contrasting flavors. That little extra touch of dragonfruit emulsifies and provides a nice little zing to the flavor combo. I chose to use RF Strawberry for it's innate candy vibe alongside INW's, But you could easily swap it out for a strawberry you have on hand. Just keep fading probabilities and the other ratios in mind. FLV Greek Yogurt alongside LA's Bubble gum provides a decent mouthfeel. That extra 5% VG plays to sweeten and thicken the mix to an enjoyable dripper level experience. I like it at 75/25. Try it out and let me know what you think.
PS Forgive me for the sloppy notes, Usually my syntax and notes are much cleaner and in depth, But I'm really short on time today. (Running story of my life)
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