Return the Flavor
By Cristina Wilson | Photography by Sean Pressley
Posted: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Treat your guests to a cake that says more about you than having a vanilla personality. Let your favorite brunch spot, your most craved sweet treat, or your go-to 5-oclock cocktail inspire you!
Flavor inspiration by Got What It Cakes, www.gotwhatitcakes.comLemon and Blueberry Poppyseed Muffin (pictured above)
Fresh grated lemon zest cake with poppyseeds creates a refreshing base to this fresh-out-of-the-oven delight. With wild Maine blueberry cream filling, lemon zest filled buttercream, and a rough icing topped with fresh lemons and blueberries, this cheerful cake will encourage anyone to get up and go.Cinnamon Cream Cheese Rolls
Indulge in vanilla and almond sour cream cake marbled with cinnamon, pecan, and brown sugar streusel with cinnamon cream cheese filling. Cinnamon speckled buttercream and a simple, cinnamon heart top this playful confection.Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Bacon
Bacon, you say? Vanilla and maple cupcakes with mini chocolate chips, real maple syrup inside and maple buttercreamplus crisp, maple-based bacon toppingpack a flavor punch to wake up the taste buds.
Flavor inspiration by Nonas Sweets, www.nonassweets.comCannoli
Light orange washed layers of vanilla butter cake filled with chocolate chip cannoli filling recall the nostalgic flavors of this Italian classic. Add chocolate shavings and handmade decorative pieces of dark chocolate to finish the citrus-infused experience.
Throwback to this after-school confection with cinnamon-infused layers of moist cake, filled and finished with rich cream cheese buttercream. A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top takes it from scrumptious to milk-dunkin good.
This bright and sunny cake starts with layers of orange sponge cake, filled and dressed with creamy orange buttercream icing. Coral tones are on-trend, too, so channel your inner Floridian in hot summer months.
Flavor inspiration by Skys The Limit! Custom Cakes & More, www.skysthelimitcake.comWhite Russian
With a vanilla base, kahlua, vodka, and heavy cream infusion and a deep chocolate kahlua frosting (with a tiny kick of vodka), the White Russian-inspired cake is for those who seek bold flavors and rich reward.
Its 5 oclock somewhere! With a vanilla base with tequila and cointreau, plus a lime curd filling and a tequila, vanilla buttercream, its bottoms up to every bite.
Mint Chocolate Martini
Peppermint Patty fansand those who prefer it in libation formwill love a chocolate, crème de menthe base, chocolate ganache glaze, and chocolate mint frosting. Sweet and luscious with a kick of mintcheers!