Some proclaim baking to be an art, others declare it’s definitely a science. As a baker yourself, or a professional in the baking industry who deals a lot with ingredients and flavors, we’re guessing you have your own take on what baking is.
We believe it to be a delicate balance between the two.
The science: While most baked goods are composed from a few basic ingredients, they’re undeniably finicky in nature. Forgetting or incorrectly measuring one ingredient can cause the entire batch to collapse.
The art: But, a misstep in the science can usually be quickly remedied. For as saturated as the baking world is, it takes unparalleled creativity to recreate a baked good that has been around for hundreds of years and is sold in masses today.
To truly create a unique yet familiar product – or an entirely original confection altogether – the texture and visual appeal have to be on point, and, most importantly, the flavors you use must leave a lasting impression on your customers and consumers.
Unique, Crowd-Pleasing Flavor Combinations
Any flavor that is sourced from pure, high-quality products, meticulously weighed to deliver incredible taste and aroma, and definitely not an imitation flavor or extract can truly elevate your end product.
We, of course, can’t fail to mention that experimentation to achieve the perfect flavor consistency is key with flavoring baked goods – and arguably one of the best parts of the craft.
And, an easy way to kick up the fun and individuality of your product is to combine certain flavors together.
As bakers and flavor chemists ourselves, here are our favorite flavor combinations that we hope you find inspiration in and are willing to include in your baking application:
Rich, deep notes of smooth chocolate and fresh cherry come together in this decadent flavor. The cherry nuances that live in this flavoring will help set any application – whether baked goods and other pastries, ice cream, and candies – on their own level of taste superiority.
Orange Grand Marnier
We refer to this flavor as sinfully delicious, and we’re certain we’re not the only ones. As an alcohol oil, this orange-flavored cognac liqueur is world-famous for its unique, distinctive, sweet taste. Add this Bickford Flavor to anything from cakes, trifles, cobblers, chocolate, and more, and you may have a hard time keeping up with the demand for your grand marnier flavored product.
If we’re being specific, our favorite maple bacon flavored application is frosting. But Bickford’s sweet and smoky maple bacon flavor has been added to everything from marinades to ice cream. Whatever your idea, we’re pretty excited for you to try our maple bacon flavoring in it. (But, in all seriousness, do yourself a favor and try it in a frosting. Outstanding!)
*Please note, this is a non-Kosher flavor.
Raspberry White Chocolate
Alone, these two flavors steal the show. Together, they can bring the whole house down. With intense, fresh burst of raspberry notes intertwined with the smooth and creamy white chocolate flavoring, sweets as you know it may never be the same. Perfect in just about everything, including cookies, cheesecakes, cupcakes, pastries, smoothies, sherbets, ice creams, candies, truffles, bonbons, fudge, and the list could go on.
For us, when the unmistakable, rich taste of the Arabica coffee bean mixes with the classic, sweet taste of caramel, all bets are off. And, as we all know, there’s something about coffee and sweets. Combining these popular Bickford flavors in products like candies, desserts, frostings, cakes, ice creams, milkshakes, and so much more, you can create your next big hit.
Not only is this flavor very tasty, but we’ve found it to be extremely versatile. We’ve heard rave reviews about this flavor in traditional baked goods like pound cakes and frostings to more unconventional sweets, like pancakes, waffles and French toast batter. It’ll be interesting to hear how you decide to make this flavor come to life.
Custom Wholesale Extracts for Baking
Of course, we completely understand that our favorites may not be your favorites. And we can appreciate your ideas that don’t even revolve around flavors that currently exist.
For this very reason, we partner with companies from all over and in different industries – such as home cooks, wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, food service & caterers, and more – to help successfully create products with one-of-a-kind tastes and aromas.
We work hard to create flavors for current market demands and your specific labeling needs – such as certified kosher, low-protein, low-carbohydrate, gluten-free, and more.
Above all, with over a century of experience, we stand by tradition and are dedicated to providing you with the best flavorings, personal service, and value.
Want to learn more about partnering with Bickford Flavors to create your custom flavors? Find everything you need to know here:
Discover Bickford Flavors’ Baking Extracts & Flavoring Wholesale Program
At-home bakers to well-known and commercial bakers depend on Bickford Flavors for some of their best-selling goods.
All-natural, certified Kosher, and backed by our very own 100-year-old formulas, we formulate our flavors and oils to be stronger and more versatile than other flavoring methods – giving your product the exact flavor consistency it needs.
The best part about working with Bickford? Our wholesale program delivers preferred pricing, no minimum order requirement after one gallon, and faster than normal turnaround times. We work hard to support you, your growing business, and your ever-expanding product line with premium flavors.
To get started, download our wholesale business verification form or ask about our sample program.
Have questions? Contact us today or call 440-494-7777. Toll free at 800-283- 8322.