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?


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
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
Originally Posted by 4Gifts4Lisa

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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