My latest flavor obsession is Violet. You’re probably familiar with rose flavoring…rose water, rose hip tea, edible rose petals and candied rose petals. You’ve also, no doubt, experienced lavender flavoring as well. But while violet flavored candies peaked in the US back in the early to mid 1900′s, the violet flavored candies are still quite popular in Europe.
If you are familiar with violets, you probably associate them with old fashioned things like stationary, bar soap and your grandmother. In case you haven’t noticed lately, everything old is new again.
I’m hoping that this throwback mentality starts to leak into other areas of our lives as well, specifically…celebrities. Back in the 20′s (when violet candies and Creme de Violette Liqueur were in their heyday) female celebrities were Coco Chanel, Gloria Swanson and Josephine Baker. These women had style (or were creating it), talent, class and an air of mystery about them.
Now we have ‘celebrities’ like Kim Kardashian wanna be, Khloe Kardashian (and I throw Kim Kardashian into this celebutard muck as well, but today we’re focusing on the other over exposed Kardashian sister), strapped into a red sausage casing (that doesn’t enhance her body nearly as well as a Johnsonville Brat pork casing showcases the meat and fat combination that causes you to salivate) promoting a brand of tampons all while a full crew of cameramen are there to document the event. Really? Is this entertainment? Does anybody (except for the sponsor) want to see this?
In my quest to help revive a more stylish time I whipped up (pun intended) some violet flavored whipped creme to top off an otherwise delicious, but boring cake. This is a great way to have a sophisticated looking (and tasting) dessert when you don’t really have much around or if you just don’t feel like frosting that cake. You could also use this as a topping or filling for cupcakes.
Unlike Khloe Kardashian, when dressing yourself please remember: it is always better to go up a size in that dress than trying to cram yourself into that smaller size, just so you can tell everyone your a size x instead of a size X. Believe me when I tell you this: If you think you look fat in the dress, if you think it pulls funny around your butt, if you think it makes your tummy look bigger, if you think by taking your panties off you’ll get a smoother line…then that dress isn’t for you! Get the next size up. Because 9 times out of 10, if you are thinking those things, so is everyone that sees you. And as for going commando in that dress…let’s just say it’s a bad idea and won’t lead to any positive outcomes.
Makes Approximately 2 Cups
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Monin Violet Flavored Syrup
In a chilled mixing bowl (preferably metal) add the whipping cream and begin beating. Add in powdered sugar and violet syrup. Beat until you get the desired consistency.
This will keep for a day or two in a covered container in the refrigerator (if you can hold yourself back).