Rosemary On Cakes?

Decorating By LCMcakes Updated 27 May 2016 , 11:37am by LCMcakes

LCMcakes Posted 26 May 2016 , 4:10pm
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I have an order for cakes that have a woodsy, rustic theme and I plan on placing 2 rosemary stems criss-cross on the tops of the cakes (chocolate, vanilla and lemon cake with buttercream). Sooooo...with rosemary having a potent scent, will the rosemary 'flavor' seep into the buttercream?  I've seen rosemary on lemon-rosemary cakes and the like, but don't really want it to seep much into the chocolate and vanilla). Anyone have experience with this? I advised the customer to place it on very last minute but just wanted to double check with someone.  Thanks!

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hippiecac Posted 27 May 2016 , 3:10am
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The essential oil in rosemary is really strong, so yes having the client place the stems on at the last minute is good advice. Just touching the leaves leaves a scent on your hands, so I'd imagine it will rub off slightly on the buttercream. 

You could sugar the rosemary, but it would give it a wintery icicle look. 

LCMcakes Posted 27 May 2016 , 11:37am
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Thank you, thank you!  

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