Lavender Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 drops purple food color gel
  • 3 to 4 drops purple food color gel
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • + 25 more ingredients
    • ¾ cup butter
    • 1 ½ cups sugar
    • 3 ounces sour cream
    • 48 rice paper feathers, for garnish (see Cook's Note)
    • 24 fresh edible lavender flower petals, for garnish
    • 24 large candy pearls, for garnish
    • Edible glitter
    • 4 pounds butter, softened
    • 8 ounces high ratio shortening (recommended: Sweetex)
    • 8 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
    • 20 drops lavender oil (recommended: Herb Farm)
    • 2 ½ cups cake flour
    • 8 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 25 drops lavender liquid herbal extract
    • ¼ teaspoon star anise extract
    • Vegetable oil cooking spray
    • Lavender Buttercream, recipe follows
    • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
    • ¾ teaspoon anise extract
    • 4 tablespoons cherry liqueur
    • 1 tablespoons vodka

1. Cook's Note: To make the rice paper feathers, cut out a 2 by 1-inch piece of rice paper. Take each piece and individually cut a tear drop shape. Fray the edges of the tear drop. Sheets of rice paper can be found at specialty food stores. 2. In a 5-quart mixer with the paddle attachment, cream...

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