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The Art of Crystallized Edible Flowers for Elegant Dessert Garnishing


Garnishing and seasoning with edible flowers is an ancient practice that is becoming increasingly popular in modern and organic chef cuisine and sumptuous food decoration. Today, edible flowers are used to create visually dramatic drink styling and food presentation. They offer a variety of vibrant colors and aromatic flavors, with a touch of natural details for a range of food and drink decoration.

If you’d like to impress your loved ones or even your customers with your culinary art, consider edible flowers for a complete dessert makeover. Try any of these varieties of edible flowers recipes ideas and you’ll enjoy the results.

1. Edible Lavender Flowers
Culinary lavender is obtained from a dried edible lavender flower and it’s a staple choice for baking lavender and honey cake. This cake is pretty sweet and has a floral flavor that leaves everyone wanting more. It’s an ideal cake for a tea party or even a wedding.

2. Crystallized Rose Petal
Edible crystallized rose petals are one of the most popular edible flowers used to make impressive embellishment on different desserts. Just as it is romantic to give your loved one a rose, crystallized rose petals certainly add more romantic flavor to your rosewater tea cookies.

Candied rose petals are made from egg whites sprinkled with sugar crystals to create a delightful edible flower for a tea party or birthday.

3. Candied Violets
Candied violets are sweet tasting edible flowers normally used to decorate spring cakes, wedding cakes, ice cream toppings, or any special dessert you have in mind. Crystallize violets have a delicate aroma and sweet floral taste for ultimate party styling.

4. Orange Blossom Madeleines
Madeleines are a petite traditional French cake or cookies with distinct shell-shaped depressions. You might mistake them with cookies, but they have a smooth buttery flavor and cakey textures.
Adding orange flower water gives your cake a more floral scent along with the buttery flavor.

5. Strawberry Rose Macarons
Macarons are the perfect dessert you can prepare for your family and friends. These cookies are made from egg whites, granulated sugar and almond powder -food coloring is added for crispy colors. Strawberry rose macarons are rich in delicate rose flavors and the recipe is pretty simple to prepare.

6. Lavender and Lemon Sugar Biscuits
The main reason why lavender is a common dessert garnisher is because of its aromatic smell. It’s believed to poses curative properties that help manage anxiety and improve sleep. It has a good taste also and can be used to spruce up dessert’s flavor.

Generally, a party looks dull and incomplete if there is no attention given to food presentations and decorations. Why not use edible flowers with any of these sumptuous desserts and take your party to the next level. If you’re looking for something more decorative, there are plenty of gorgeous flowers you can use to brighten up your home.

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