Pink Rose-flavored Cupcakes for DeAnna
My friend DeAnna has a massage studio in North Oakland, and she requested rose or lavender flavored vegan cupcakes for a class she was hosting at the studio. Since fresh lavender flowers are not in season, I opted for rose, flavoring the cupcakes with rose water (it’s important to make sure the rose water you use is actually made from roses!). I decided on a delicate pink, in a flower design, and am quite happy with the way they turned out.
The flavor, on the other hand, was quite interesting. If you like rose flavor you would have loved them, but I’ve always found rose (and lavender!) flavors kinda strange. Once when my mom was visiting we went to a gelateria that had rose gelato, and when we tasted it, my mom announced that it was like tasting a smell. I’m sure I’ve told that story before, but really, it is so true here.
DeAnna, by the way, is an amazing masseuse, and I have been to her a couple of times and will definitely be going back. The class she held, which I was not able to attend unfortunately, was on “body brushing” or “skin brushing,” which sounds interesting and easy – it helps exfoliate your skin and some people think that it helps with cellulite.