I picked some lavender this morning and made some gorgeous Lavender Cupcakes.
You can either place some lavender inside a jar of caster sugar and let it infuse over time and then use that in your baking, or finely chop it and add to your cake mixture.
I don't flavour the buttercream, keep it simply vanilla and add a fresh sprig of lavender on the top.
Keeping the lavender theme, I visited Long Barn in Alresford today, they are growers and distillers of Lavender. www.longbarn.co.uk
They sell lovely toiletries, homewares and plants in a beautiful oak framed barn, but the best secret is Sally hidden upstairs who does a variety of treatments using their products. I can definitely recommend her top to toe treament; facial and massage. www.sallycurson.co.uk