Lavender

Baking By KatyN Updated 16 Mar 2019 , 7:42pm by -K8memphis

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KatyN Posted 15 Mar 2019 , 11:29am
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So there’s a request for a lavender cake, the recipe for which l’ll soon be trying.

They want to try it with rosemary buttercream.  Which is nasty.  I’ve made it by request before and the texture was fun, but rosemary should never be infused into buttercream!

They’re open to other frosting flavors too.  I’d like to give them a couple options.  Traditional vanilla of course...what else sounds good?  I was thinking perhaps lemon.


Thanks

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kakeladi Posted 15 Mar 2019 , 2:06pm
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I’ve never tried it but sounds good to me   I’m not a fan of rosemary either  

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Mar 2019 , 2:39pm
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lemon goes great with lavender 

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SandraSmiley Posted 15 Mar 2019 , 3:38pm
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I've never had lavender, but I don't like the idea of a savory herb in buttercream.

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rychevamp Posted 15 Mar 2019 , 9:33pm
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I've had sage and Basil buttercreams, which aren't bad with lemon or strawberry. Rosemary is a little over powering for buttercream.  

Lemon is always good with lavender. Or a take on a London Fog with Earl grey tea, vanilla and lavender. That's on my list to experiment with. 

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SandraSmiley Posted 15 Mar 2019 , 11:57pm
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I am a tea drinker, big time, both hot and cold (no sweet tea, though), but I hate Earl Gray.

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KatyN Posted 16 Mar 2019 , 10:40am
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Thanks everyone.  Definitely will include lemon.

Rosemary...ugh

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kakeladi Posted 16 Mar 2019 , 2:54pm
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Sandra!  I’m the same   Oh sooo hate Earl Gray & sweet tea!   

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SandraSmiley Posted 16 Mar 2019 , 7:00pm
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Haha, Lynne, I am glad I am not alone!  Living in the South, I get a lot of weird looks when I order unsweetened tea and I would hate for my Brit friends to get hold of me for saying I hate Earl Gray, but I think it is nasty. Much too smoky for my taste.

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Mar 2019 , 7:42pm
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freal -- i'm w/both of you on the earl thing >shudder<

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