I should put in a disclaimer here the actual cake part of the cupcakes have nothing to do with lavender it is only the frosting that actually contains lavender. The cupcake recipe was meh... so I am not going to share that with you. I found that it was very dry and flat! If you want to check it out, do that at the library it is on page 65 of 500 Cupcakes; the only cupcake compendium you will ever need. I am not in the least impressed with this book. I would not buy it again or recommend it to anybody. However the frosting for this recipe was quite delightful.
1 cup Cream Cheese, Softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1/3 cup honey (I choose agave nectar and it worked wonderful!)
2 Tablespoons dried lavender (I found it at Cost Plus World Market)
Lavender Gel Food Color
Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a med. bowl with a mixer until light and creamy. Beat in the honey and some of the gel food color. Stir in half of the lavender flowers.
After your favorite vanilla cupcake recipe has cooled simply dip the cupcake into the frosting.
Sprinkle some lavender flowers and sugar pearls on top of the cupcake and enjoy!
PS: I am really not trying to keep the cake recipe a secret. It just isn't worth typing out because the cupcakes were dry. Please use your very own favorite vanilla cupcake recipe or... gasp even a boxed one. It will be much better for the sake of the frosting!