I never thought to do this before yesterday....
My lovely husband sent flowers and a box of gourmet chocolate to my job yesterday for our anniversary and as I ate a few of them (maybe half but who is counting), I thought...hmmmm....this would make a great cake!!
I looked at the card they inserted with the descriptions and a few that I never would have guessed really worked well together like dark chocolate and lemon, pistachio with cherry and dark chocolate.
Where do you find inspiration for flavors???
I find most inspirations for flavors in foods, desserts and cocktails. My favorite candy choc is dark chocolate and lemon but I am not sure how that would translate into a cake. Although I'm willing to experiment
Good thread idea. I like finding new flavor combinations as well. The cherry and pistachio sounds great! Personally, I can never do chocolate and citrus, but I know it is popular.
An interesting combination for me was blueberry and beer. Accidentally, that was all that was in the fridge one day. Could make a good cupcake!
I am really intrigued by the dark chocolate and lemon combo! I also plan to try out a pistachio cake later on but i might have to really give that lemon and dark chocolate cake a go. Maybe a lemon cake with dark choc ganache filling and lemon curd SMBC or IMBC. hmmm....
They also had an awesome white chocolate cappuccino truffle candy....
An interesting combination for me was blueberry and beer. Accidentally, that was all that was in the fridge one day. Could make a good cupcake![/quote]
I love blueberries but never thought to pair them with beer!! Sounds great
I experimented with a blueberry rum cake but it wasn't really a success, IMO. My friends liked it but I need to love it before I consider keeping a recipe. I couldn't get the balance I was really looking for. I thought that maybe I should have used brandy instead but I went on to testing a totally different recipe I guess I need to study baking with booze a bit more