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Violet Bakery's violet icing

Violets were my favourite flowers from a very young age. I loved the way they smelled, I loved the way they looked, and I loved the way that wild violets popped up in and around our backyard—so much so that they became my imaginary violet friends. My mom had this wonderful typewriter that typed in cursive script and as I told her the story of my little talking violets, she typed it up on red paper. When I moved to London and discovered a gorgeous French violet-scented syrup, I created this recipe to use it in.