I’ve been obsessed with naked cakes since last year, you might remember my berry layer sponge cake, which had a naked look. A couple days ago, I decided to bake another cake with the naked look and fresh flowers. I used the Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake recipe from Cook’s Illustrated book and a lemon and lavender filling.
Lemon-Lavender Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 T butter, softened (1 stick)
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2T lemon juice
1 ½ tsp dried lavender buds. Ground
½ tsp vanilla
2 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
And because I couldn’t resist baking another one, here is how I decorated one more using my new faux bois cake stand, peach and coral roses.