15 Floral Desserts That Will Get You In The Mood For Summer.
Spring isn't just about wearing florals. It's also the perfect time to incorporate your favorite edible flowers and herbs into the kitchen. Some of you might wonder why we should spend any time decorating food if we're just going to eat it. And if we want something specific, why not just buy it?
Eating is a multi-sensory experience. It's completely different when you hold the ingredients in your hand and have the ability to create your own designs. Hey, maybe you're not the best artist, but at least you know what you'll be putting into your food!
Scroll below to find 14 floral desserts that'll get you feeling like an artisanal pastry chef.
#1. DIY Floral Macarons with edible food markers, gel food coloring, and edible gold food paint.
#2. Edible Flower and Elderflower Popsicles are perfect when you're looking for a simple treat.
What You'll Need (serves 10):
- 4 cups water
- Edible flowers
- 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
1. Add petals to popsicle molds in layers.
2. Add water and elderflower cordial into a large jug. Stir well.
3. Carefully pour the mixture into the molds, insert popsicle sticks, and place in freezer until frozen.
4. To remove with ease, place the bottom of the molds in warm water.
5. Enjoy :)
#3. Brighten up your pantry with some Lilac Sugar.
What You'll Need:
- clean, dry lilac petals
- granulated sugar
- 1 jar
Pour sugar and layer flowers in a jar. Store in a dark and cool spot for a few days, and shake every once in a while. That's it! Your sugar is now ready for baking or adding to a cozy cup of tea.
#4. Shortbread Edible Pressed Flower Cookies
What You'll Need:
- edible flowers
- wax paper
- 1 heavy book
- meringue powder
- powdered sugar
1. Place edible flowers between 2 pieces of wax paper, then place a book over it for an hour or until pressed.
2. Carefully peel the top piece of wax paper. You might not be able to save all the petals, but just try your best!
3. To create edible glue, mix 1 teaspoon of meringue powder together with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar. Add a few drops of water until it becomes a paste.
4. Dab some paste on the back of the edible pressed flower and place on cookie. Decorate however you'd like :)
Visit Sugar & Charm for an amazing shortbread recipe!
#5. Arty McGoo's Lavender Bouquet Cookie is the prettiest little thing!
Instructions (use store bought or homemade cookies):
1. Coat the cookies with a simple royal icing flood base.
2. To create a sage green color, use Wilton's Juniper Green and a touch of yellow.
3. To create the perfect lavender color, use Americolor's Electric Purple with a bit of Wilton's violet.
4. Use a 1.5 tip to pip the stems and a 1 tip for the buds.
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