Our Sourcing Ingredients – The Madagascan Vanilla Extract

Posted on by Dali and Maz




Madagascar is a huge island nation, lying off the southeast coast of Africa, and is one of the most tropical regions of this continent. A home to thousands of rare animal species,  such as lemurs, Madagascar has one of the most famous forests in the world. In these forestry-based areas, a product, which is being used all around the globe, grows; the vanilla beans.

Vanilla beans are famously grown in the tropical climatic regions – hence the Madagascan Vanilla Beans. As most of the baking enthusiasts are aware, the vanilla beans are the fruits of an orchid plant, which commonly grows to reach the shape of a bean pod. The dark brown bean of the Vanilla plant grows up to 7 to 9 inches, and weighs about 5 grams. Moreover, it also yields about a half teaspoon of seeds, from which a quarter is enough to flavor a recipe for 4 to 5 people.

The Process:


The Madagascan vanilla extract is one of the most used and wanted extracts in the world, and apart from being used in bakery items such as pastries, cakes and other bake goods, it can also be used in coffee, perfumes, cigars and a lot of recipes made from sea food. However, most people are not properly familiar with how this extraordinary product is made i.e. how the vanilla beans are processed into a liquid, which claims to hold every element of the original Madagascan vanilla bean.

The Madagascan vanilla extract is made by percolating the chopped vanilla beans, with the help of ethyl alcohol and water. The process is usually kept cool and is carried out in a place with low temperature. This ensures that most of the flavor can be retained. The process of extraction takes about 48 hours, after which the liquid is mellowed into tanks, which the beans in it. After a few weeks, this extract is filtered into a holding tank, where this extract remains, until it is bottled and Voila! You have the Madagascan vanilla extract in your stores.

Taste and Quality:


With the Madagascan vanilla extract going through a long awaited process, bottled and holding the perfect aroma of Madagascar, the taste and the quality it adds into our recipes is speechless.

How We Use It:


We make sure that all our vanilla based cakes and cupcakes are made and topped with the Madagascan vanilla extract, hence to provide the most tropical flavor our clients deserve.   We make sure that our recipes are made with love are soft and delicious.

We take special care about the ingredients we use, we believe in quality over quantity. We bake each order, which is completely bespoke and fresh with a view to exceed your   expectations.

How it works on the day:


Your day is truly important to us, we understand how significant cakes and cupcakes are at Weddings, Parties, Birthdays and Celebrations.

Other than the bride/groom or individual the celebration is built around, the cake/cupcake is the next focal point. This is why we believe in using the highest quality products available to us as well as decorating to the highest standard. We hope to leave you feeling excited, delighted, inspired and joyful.

Call us or email us at info@kissmecupcakes.co.uk / 07523139269 for more information and a chat.


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