4Gifts4Lisa Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:15pm
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I'm at a loss. I make lavender flavored cupcakes and top with lavender buttercream. A friend really likes them, and wants a lavender wedding cake. All fine and good, but I really think it should have a filling other than buttercream...any ideas on what fruit or flavor would pair well with it? The cake will be covered with fondant.

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mrsdizney Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:42pm
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What about a lemon filling? Also would you mind sharing your lavender recipe?

Thanks

Malakin Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:58pm
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OMG, Lavendar flavored....yummy! I think lemon curd would be good also and would love, love, love to see your recipe on here!

Pickulz Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:07pm
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Would love to hear ur lavendar recipe too!

lilyankee5688 Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:31pm
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I've never heard of lavender cake.. sounds delish!!!!! but i dont know what flavors.. just had to add my 2 cents about how good that sounds!!!

Chasey Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:34pm
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Would white chocolate mousse go well with that flavor? Sounds light and heavenly!

KHalstead Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:45pm
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my suggestion with ANY flavor is always "cheesecake mousse" as a filling!

It's light and mild, yet decadent and delicious but it doesn't compete with other flavors.


1 box instant cheesecake pudding mix
1 c. cold milk
2 c. liquid Rich's bettercreme

add all to a bowl and whip until light and fluffy DELICIOUS!

glow0369 Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:50pm
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actually, last summer I made a chocolate lavendar cake for a garden party It got rave reviews. I mixed chocolate bu
ttercream with dried lavendar flowers. I guess you wouldn't have to use chocolate though...

glow0369 Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:55pm
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I really like the lemon idea though...What about almond mmmmm

tmac670 Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:56pm

I think a nice vanilla pastry creme would be perfect.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:58pm
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Originally Posted by Chasey

Would white chocolate mousse go well with that flavor? Sounds light and heavenly!




What DOESN'T white chocolate mousse go with! Mmmmm.....

Shalott Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:04pm

I second the white chocolate suggestion. Either white chocolate mousse or white chocolate ganache. I would be concerned that lemon, as a strong flavour, would detract from the lavender (which, incidentally, sounds delicious!).

Spuddysmom Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:18pm

Wow! What yummy suggestions! They all sound good. I love lavender chocolate truffles but would not do chocolate with this one. The white chocolate, cheesecake or lemon sound like perfection for a wedding cake.

egensinnig Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:25pm

Classic for lavender cake is dark chocolate ganache. But also vanilla in any frsting/filling works really well.

chelseak Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:28pm

We have a cupcake at work that has a lemon BC on top, and a lavender coconut cream filling.... Soooo Yummy! The flavors work really well together.

sari66 Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:37pm

At the bakery I worked at they had a lavendar cake with orange curd filling it was one of the most popular cakes they sold.

4Gifts4Lisa Posted 19 May 2010 , 3:26pm

I didn't get a "reply" notice and thought y'all had ignored me...LOL...thanks for the suggestions!

As for my recipe...I really should write it down. icon_smile.gif

I typically just doctor up a cake mix...something like the durable 3D, and toss in some culinary lavender, about 2T. I guess it would go something like:

1 box cake mix with pudding, white
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sour cream
some vanilla...I just squirt it in b.c you can never have too much
about 2T lavender...I bought it at health food store only b.c I wasn't sure how to use fresh, and I wasn't sure if any deer had peed on the stuff in the front yard. Shrug.

For the buttercream I typically make Sharon Z's recipe, but I steep the creamer liquid in lavender (I have a strainer that I use for loose tea). I also toss a bit of the lavender into the buttercream. I'm careful on that though, b.c it can be bitter.

I have also seen the IMBC done using lavender-flavored water.

Spuddysmom Posted 19 May 2010 , 5:22pm
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I wasn't sure if any deer had peed on the stuff in the front yard.




I think I see a new flavor for a "camo" cake......

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