After experimenting with lavender as an ingredient, I thought that it would make a good flavor for a dessert. Cheesecake seemed like a natural fit. I made a lavender syrup to form the basis for the flavoring. Directions for this are included. A byproduct of making the lavender syrup is crystallized lavender buds. These can be used as decorative elements or even eaten as a snack, yum! Also included are directions for frosting and piping. These are optional. I used the frosting because it provides a smoother, higher contrast background for the piping.