Pistachio And Lavender?

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EverythingNice Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 3:27pm
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I have a bride who asked if a pistachio and lavender cake would be good together. Any idea? I don’t want to buy ingredients and find out they are not a good pair. I’ve searched online and nothing! So any clues? I’ve never even tasted lavender in anything! 

Thanks so much! 

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 4:52pm
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sounds very good -- 

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kakeladi Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 9:33pm
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sounds good to me also.

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EverythingNice Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 9:37pm
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Guess I’ll try it! Think a pistachio cake with lavender  in the icing or should I do both in the cake and have a different more subtle icing? I  only get asked for buttercream most of the time! It’s so sweet, I have yet to find an icing that isn’t as sweet without it being cream cheese. Which I want to stay away from since I don’t think this cake will be refrigerated for a while!  Any thoughts or suggestions or recipes would be awesome ladies! Thank you so much! 

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kakeladi Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 9:58pm
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I think your suggestion of nut cake w/lavender in the icing is a good one.   I just have to say icing is MEANT to be sweet :)   Here are some recipes you can try that I used for years:  https://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/22469/2-icing   and https://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe   For the cake I suggest using a white or fr vanilla mix and adding about 1/3 cup of well chopped nuts.   I did that w/butter peacns when I could not find the Betty Crocker butter pecan mixes any longer.   I started out using 1 cup nuts but after several tries found that just 1/3 c worked the best.   I suggest for the icing use vanilla, butter and lavender flavors instead of the almond mixture.  You will have to play around w/the amounts to find what is most pleasing taste wise.

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EverythingNice Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 10:23pm
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Thanks kakeladi! I have used the wasc recipe and love it! I haven’t found a good from scratch white cake recipe yet so I will be experimenting for sure! True that icing is meant to be sweet! Lol Thanks for your suggestions! 

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SandraSmiley Posted 12 Jan 2019 , 2:14am
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I've never had lavender either, but one The Great British Bakeoff, one of the contestants made a cake with lavender and pistachio and everyone thought it was divine.  If it is good enough for Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, it is good enough for me!  I have heard that it is easy to over do the lavender flavor, to add gradually.  

I learned a wonderful trick today - take a spoonful of your cake batter and cook it in the microwave for a few seconds (until done) so you can taste test before you bake.  If more flavoring is needed, this gives you the opportunity to adjust.

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EverythingNice Posted 12 Jan 2019 , 2:31am
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Thanks Sandra! That’s a great tip!  I thought I saw that baked on there myself! But just couldn’t remember! I’m going to try it!  I’ll let you guys know how it goes! 

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Jan 2019 , 3:14am
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I would get french lavender (amazon) and use it in the cake part -- some of it would probably be ground up but it's so pretty -- it's beautiful -- I tend to use neutral icings -- you can get it at whole foods but the french stuff is the best

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kakeladi Posted 4 days ago
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Did you make this?  Howdid it turnout?  What did you/the customer like it?   It's interesting and different so  it would be nice for us to know.

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EverythingNice Posted 4 days ago
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Making a test cake tomorrow! Going to make a pistachio cake and infuse it with lavender from the dried lavender I got online! I’ll be sure to let you know! 

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