The latest trend of edible flower cakes stirred up fond memories of living down the street from my ‘hippie’ Aunt Jan. She would encourage us to eat the dandelion weeds growing wild in the yard. I haven’t had dandelions since the age of about 9 when she moved away, but I still recall the sweet and earthy taste of those bright yellow wild flowers and how much fun it was to pick them.
These edible flower cakes not only sparked my childhood memories but they also sparked my interest in other ways that we could use these colorful adornments to make any dish extra beautiful and perfect for spring! Here are 10 recipes using edible flowers.
Edible flowers can make even a simple salad look gorgeous!
Garnish individual sized cakes with edible pansies to add a beautiful touch.
Refreshing pink lemonade sorbet with an herbal and floral kick.
Light and delicious Earl Grey flavored tarts garnished with edible flowers.
Make an extra pretty presentation at the drink table at your next party with these edible flower ice cubes.
Speaking of drinks, doesn’t this Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Basil, and Honey Sweet Iced tea sound so refreshing? And look how beautiful the deep red color is!
These precious edible flower lollipops will be a sweet surprise for both adults and children.
These deliciously beautiful shortbread cookies will be the hit at your next tea party.
This stunning chocolate bark with edible flower confetti is a work of art that is almost too beautiful to eat.
Adorn any dish with these crystallized flowers to add an elegant touch.
About the author: Rubina Umarji is the owner and executive cake artist of Rubina’s Cake Shoppe. After the birth of her son in 2009, she left her career in engineering to focus on her two passions: her family and her edible art. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to showcase cakes and gourmet confections to thousands of dessert loving clients as well as over 100 of Hollywood’s hottest stars and has had her cakes featured on television. Now her days are focused on teaching cake decorating classes to all ages. Her favorite students are her two children, ages 4 and 6. She frequently writes cake decorating tutorials and recipes on the Rubina’s Cake Shoppe Blog (www.rubinascakeshoppe.com/blog).