How to Make Candied Edible Flowers

candied-edible-flowersCandied Flowers are nothing but edible flowers covered with sugared egg wash and then dried, then used for decorating cakes or garnishing food. Though natural flowers look pretty enough on a plate, candied flowers have a beauty of their own. Plus, they can be preserved for a longer time, and can also be eaten alongwith the food! For those who are not experts at frosting or sugar-crafting, this is a great way to make your cupcakes look prettier or add some color, flavor and aesthetic appeal to your food presentation. Its easy & fun, and you can do it with your kids too! (img source: Amazon)

Tools & Materials
Edible flowers (washed & free of pesticides)
Pasteurized liquid egg whites
Small paintbrush
Superfine sugar
Baking tray
Waxed Paper

1. Cut the stem of the flower.

2. Dilute the pasteurized liquid egg whites with some water(about 1-2 tbsp). Holding a flower with tweezers, brush the egg-white mixture on all surfaces with a small paintbrush.

3. Sprinkle the superfine sugar over entire flower. Place on a tray covered with waxed paper, and allow to dry. Repeat for all flowers.

4. Allow the flowers to stand in a warm, dry place until crisp, about 2 to 4 days, turning them around (especially the larger flowers) regularly so that moisture does not collect beneath them.

5. Once dry, store them in an air-tight glass jar. These Candied Flowers will keep for at least 1 month in a dry place.

Here is a list of Edible Flowers to get you going. Take it up as a weekend project and you’ll be surprised how easy yet fulfilling this is. It’s a great project to do with kids too!

You can use these beautiful and sweet candied flowers to garnish your food, or even add them as a topping to your desserts or fruit punches. The best use is to decorate cakes. Just add these flowers after the cake has been frosted, sticking them onto the cake with some sugar syrup so that they stay in place!

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  1. How fun is this? I love it!

  2. great idea, I remember doing this with grapes for my grooms cake, but I spent a fortune on fondant flowers for my cake!

  3. Useful and lovely post Mansi.I use this technician for candied fruits

  4. Your candied flowers look amazing Mansi! Can’t wait to see what you cook up for the Chocolate Cake Challenge. Candied flowers would look amazing on top of a chocolate cake 😉

  5. These look lovely, Mansi. What a great idea!

  6. Thanks Mansi, I will try it when I venture into making them. Have bookmarked yours.

  7. yes, it is indeed very easy, and you’ll just love doing it! glad you’ll like it:)

  8. I would love to have that cute looking cake too with the decorative flowers.
    Will keep in mind hos to do them, when i want to decorate a cake

  9. This is really cool! I am gonna try t his for sure!Thanks dear 🙂

  10. That looks so pretty, great bookmark to have. I will get around to making it at some point. 🙂

  11. great post Mansi! this is so simple and so helpful!!:) thanks so much for sharing!


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