Do you love cake as much as we do? If so, you’ve probably tried to recreate your very favorite cake confections in the form of DIY e-liquids. Cake flavors will never go out of style, simply because they’re so darn satisfying, and they have the ability to make us feel like every day is our birthday.
But, as you know, to pull off a flawless cake flavor, you have to know what you’re doing. In order for a vape juice to really have that cake-like taste, you have to get the balance of flavoring extracts just right. Otherwise, you could end up with something that doesn’t taste like cake in any way whatsoever.
Luckily, we’re here to make things easier. We’re going to help you figure out what to do and what not to do in order to master that cake taste like a culinary pro. It won’t be long before you’re making huge batches of cake-flavored vape juice to indulge in all day long.
What Goes into a Cake Base Flavor?
Everyone has their own take on a cake base flavor, but generally speaking, the ingredients are pretty much the same. Obviously, you need to have a good amount of sweetener because, well, cake is sweet. You also need to have vanilla as this adds to the authenticity of the taste. Then, a little bit of cream goes into the mix, and, sometimes, a biscuit flavor.
What Can Go Wrong with a Cake Base Flavor?
There are some ways to sorta mess it up
It’s Too Sweet
One of the biggest mistakes that DIY vapers make is adding way too much sweetener to their cake base flavor. We know that cake, in general, contains a lot of sugar, and so many vapers try to match that by adding a lot of sugar to their formula. However, there is such a thing as too much sweetness, and if you’re vaping a cake flavor all day, that extra sweetness might actually make you feel ill by the time evening arrives.
Luckily, you can remedy this by adding either a drop or two of water or a little more propylene glycol. This will generally mellow out the flavor of your e-juice, toning down that sweetness until it’s just right.
It’s Not Sweet Enough
Of course, sometimes a cake flavor isn’t sweet enough. After all, if you’re making a cake base flavor, it’s safe to assume that you’ve got something of a sweet tooth. And, if it’s not sweet enough, it’s more likely that you’ll go into the kitchen looking for another way to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours, which might not be a great idea if you’re trying to watch your weight.
To increase the sweetness of a cake base flavor, simply add a few more drops of sweetener at a time, vaping as you go.
It Tastes Artificial
Sometimes, a cake flavor tastes so artificial that it’s not even worth vaping. That, sadly, is because a lot of flavor manufacturers produce flavor extracts that are made with synthetic ingredients. If you’ve invested in cheap, artificial flavoring extracts, you really can’t do anything to fix your cake base flavor batch. Unfortunately, you’ll have no choice but to throw out the batch and start all over again.
That’s why it’s so important to invest in quality flavoring extracts from brands that you trust. Always check the list of ingredients to make sure that what you’re inhaling in the form of vapor is of a high-quality grade.
It’s All Sweetness and Nothing Else
Now, maybe your cake base flavor isn’t cloyingly sweet, but you’re tasting only the sweetener and not the other more delicate flavors. Of course, if all you’re getting is sweetness, your cake flavor isn’t going to taste like cake. If that’s the case, add a little more vanilla and a little more cream to balance things out.
Pulling Off a Cake Base Flavor Isn’t as Simple as It Sounds…
But, by following these tips, you’ll have an easier time satisfying your cake cravings with your DIY juice batches. Just remember that quality ingredients make a huge difference, and that trial and error is a natural part of the DIY mixing process.