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How To Use Flavours in Baking

Use Natural Flavours To Add Rich & Exciting Tastes To Your Bakes

Baking is a great british pastime - our natural flavours & extracts are used extensively in commercial bakeries as well as in your favourite recipes at home. Creating tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy.

Foodie Flavours are great for special occasions or everyday baking. Use in cupcake and cake sponges as well as buttercream, icings, jam fillings and more.

We have a wide range and variety of flavours available to buy online now, in sizes from 15ml to 1 litre. Ideal for developing new products, small run production or baking at home.

Using flavours in baking.

Types of flavouring for baking
Generally flavourings are either ‘water soluble’ or ‘fat compatible’. Both typically work well across a variety of baking applications. However, a ‘fat compatible’ flavouring may better retain its flavour when baked.

How to add the flavour
Our natural food flavouring should ideally be added to a key wet ingredient and then mixed in well to spread throughout the food you are flavouring.  Our 15ml bottles come with a handy built-in dropper so you can easily add flavour by the drop.

How much flavouring to use
Foodie Flavours are highly concentrated so only a few drops are generally required. The amount you use will differ between flavours and vary according to your recipe. As a guide, use between 1ml and 3ml per kg of foodstuffs and adjust to taste. Some flavours may have a maximum limit which will be indicated on the label.

A quick guide.

Our recommended starting point for adding flavour – adjust to taste.

Cupcake/Cake Sponge – try 2ml (approx 40 drops) per kg

Buttercream/Icing – try 1ml (approx 20 drops) per kg

Biscuits/flapjack – try 3ml (approx 30 drops) per kg

Jam/Fillings – try 1ml (approx 20 drops) per kg

Flavour features for commercial baking.

For commercial users Foodie Flavours help you display a ‘clean label’ on your baking products. Our natural flavourings meet EU regulations to be listed on your ingredients list as “Natural Flavouring”.

Due to their high concentration our flavourings do not spoil the consistency of your food product. Especially items such as meringues and macarons where adding too much extra liquid would spoil the food product.

All of our natural flavours are:

  • Vegan & Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free (200ml sized products and up)
  • Egg-free
  • Contain no added sugar
  • Made in the UK

Ordering flavour for home & commercial use.

Home & Low volume use – All flavours available from our online shop are the same full strength product we supply the industry for food & drink manufacturing. They’re perfect for flavouring your cakes at home, our 15ml sizes are a great, cost effective, way to experiment with lots of different flavours in your baking recipes.

Our online shop is also a great asset to small bakeries. Whether you are trialing new products or manufacturing, our 15ml – 1L sizes of flavouring are ideal.

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Commercial Use – In addition to our core retail range available for order online, we supply hundreds of flavours in larger quantities. Our commercial flavouring products are ideal for small and large scale baking applications, as they are available with a MOQ of only 1 Litre.

If you are interested in ordering from us please view our commercial flavour list, Then simply email us at with your details and requirements. We will provide pricing and samples as required.

View Commercial Flavour List

Shop Flavours

View our range of baking suitable flavours in sizes 15ml – 5L’s.

Wholesale Flavours

View our range of baking suitable flavours in sizes 1L+ available to business.