Blooms and Baking: Add Aromatic, Floral Flavors to Cakes, Cookies and More

Blooms and Baking: Add Aromatic, Floral Flavors to Cakes, Cookies and More

by Amy Ho
Blooms and Baking: Add Aromatic, Floral Flavors to Cakes, Cookies and More

Blooms and Baking: Add Aromatic, Floral Flavors to Cakes, Cookies and More

by Amy Ho


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Create Incredible Desserts with the Unique Flavors and Aromas of Chamomile, Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, and More

Innovative and beautiful, these desserts add floral flavors to cakes, cookies, pies, and more to create something new and absolutely delicious. Amy Ho, founder of the baking blog Constellation Inspiration, shows you step-by-step how to use these aromatic flavors to make your desserts taste just as wonderful as they look.

Chamomile cake is perfectly paired with peach and mascarpone buttercream, decadent chocolate is combined with lavender caramel to create a delicious two-bite cookie and Jasmine Fruit Tartlets showcase delicate jasmine blooms, green tea and strawberries. Perfectly balanced, Amy’s creations will be sure to wow you and anyone you bake for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624149504
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2020
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 346,502
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amy Ho is the founder of Constellation Inspiration, a baking blog where she shares her elegant and romantic desserts. She has been featured in several publications, including Better Homes and Gardens and BuzzFeed. She was nominated for a Saveur Blog Award in 2019. Amy lives in Vancouver, BC.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Baking with Flowers 9

Floral Syrups 10

Cakes and Cupcakes 13

Lavender Cake with Creamy Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream 15

Chamomile Cake with Peach and Mascarpone Buttercream 17

Elderflower-Strawberry Buttermilk Cake 21

Chocolate-Lilac Cake with Chocolate Buttercream 22

Cherry Blossom Almond Layer Cake 25

Jasmine and Vanilla Bundt Cake 26

One-Bowl Chocolate Sheet Cake with Buttercream Flowers 29

Persian Love Cake 30

"Flowerfetti" Brown Butter Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream 33

Woodland Pear Cake with Chestnut and Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream 35

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Orange Blossom Ganache 39

White Chocolate Cake with Rose Mascarpone 40

Lemon-Ricotta Cupcakes with Lemon-Elderflower Buttercream 43

Lavender "Hot Chocolate" Cupcakes 46

Lilac-Vanilla Cupcakes 49

Cookies 51

Chewy Lavender-Earl Grey Sugar Cookies 53

Cherry Blossom Sables 54

Floral Almond Wreath Cookies 57

Dark and White Chocolate-Lavender Cookies 58

Mixed Berry-Lavender Streusel Bars 61

Pressed Pansy Sugar Cookies 62

White Chocolate, Pistachio, and Orange Blossom Cookies 65

Lavender Caramel and Mocha Thumbprint Cookies 66

Lavender-Pistachio Linzer Cookies 69

Rose Petal Shortbread 70

Plum Blossom Window Cookies 72

Choux 75

Whipped Cherry Blossom Ganache and Matcha Cream Puffs 77

Chamomile-Mango Cream Puffs 79

Jasmine-Blueberry Ice Cream Choux Puffs 83

Coffee and Milk Chocolate Cream Puffs with Candied Rose Petals 85

Jasmine and Honey Éclairs 89

Chocolate-Lavender Religieuse 91

Pies and Tarts 95

Strawberry-Rose Pie 97

Peach Galette with Lavender Whipped Cream 101

Floral Hand Pies 103

Pear Pie with Pressed-Flower Crust 107

Summer Fruit Tart 111

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Frongipane Tart 112

Hibiscus-Glazed Apple-Pistachio Frangipane Tart 115

No-Bake Honey Blossom Cheesecake Tart with Plums 118

Apple-Rose Custard Tart 121

Jasmine Fruit Tartlets 124

Other Floral Treats 127

Rose Blossom Mochi 129

No-Churn Rose-Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches 130

Jasmine Mooncakes 132

Floral Caramels 135

Rose Lollipops 136

Decoration Tutorials and Techniques 139

Decorating with Fresh Flowers 140

Naked Cake Decorating 101 142

Making Candied and Pressed Petals for Decoration 145

Piping Buttercream Flowers 149

Rose Piping Tutorial 150

Ranunculus Piping Tutorial 153

Ruffled Peony Piping Tutorial 154

Sunflower Piping Tutorial 157

Chrysanthemum Piping Tutorial 158

Introduction to Russian Piping Tips 160

Holiday Floral Cookie Box Tutorial 163

Acknowledgments 165

About the Author 167

Index 168

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