I harvested some Lavender blooms
Chucked a load of them into some caster sugar and blitzed in a food processor, I then tossed in a few whole closed buds into the mix to add a bit of visual interest and stuck the lot into a jar to infuse.
|Tied dried Lavender posy courtesy of Mrs B (thanks!)|
When they were cooled I slathered on some buttercream icing in a 'hint of purple' shade and popped a Lavender flower head on for decoration.
The aroma of the cakes was to die for but to say my expectations of a decent flavour were low was an understatement (I've been here a couple of times before with floral cake flavours, remember the Rose Cupcakes and Turkish Disaster?) but thankfully I was pleasantly surprised and they didn't taste as 'essential oil' as I had suspected, in fact they had a bit of a pancake taste about them which was rather unexpected not to mention inexplicable.