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Cake by Got What It Cakes, photo by Sean Pressley

Return the Flavor

By Cristina Wilson | Photography by Sean Pressley

Posted: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

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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-o’clock cocktail inspire you!

BRUNCH:

Flavor inspiration by Got What It Cakes, www.gotwhatitcakes.com

Lemon 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 buttercream—plus crisp, maple-based bacon topping—pack a flavor punch to wake up the taste buds.

DESSERT:

Flavor inspiration by Nona’s Sweets, www.nonassweets.com

Cannoli

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.

Snickerdoodle

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.

Orange Creamcicle

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.

COCKTAILS:

Flavor inspiration by Sky’s The Limit! Custom Cakes & More, www.skysthelimitcake.com

White 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.

Margarita

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! With a vanilla base with tequila and cointreau, plus a lime curd filling and a tequila, vanilla buttercream, it’s bottoms up to every bite.

Mint Chocolate Martini

Peppermint Patty fans—and those who prefer it in libation form—will love a chocolate, crème de menthe base, chocolate ganache glaze, and chocolate mint frosting. Sweet and luscious with a kick of mint—cheers!

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