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7 Ways to Use Edible Florals
Sunday, August 28th, 2016 | By Emily Coates
Florals and food are undeniably two of our favourite things. That’s why we’re super excited about the combination of our two loves in the form of edible flowers. We’re loving the bucket-loads of creative ways you can use delectable blooms on cakes, in popsicles, in ice cubes and as drink garnishes. Even salads can be taken to a whole new level of beautiful with the help of some vibrant petals. Viola, rose, daisy, marigold, lilac, pansy and lavender are all varieties that not only look pretty but can be eaten too. Just remember to clean the petals and remove the stamen so that your blooms taste as fabulous as they look. We’ve pulled together seven ways to use edible flowers at your next soiree.
1. Drink garnishes
Keep edible flowers on hand to add an elegant touch to the refreshments at your next event. Your guests will love them!
Left: via Sugar and Cloth | Right: via Design Love Fest
Fill popsicle molds with lemonade or soft drink, add flowers, freeze and voila! The perfect treat for a hot day. Left: via Ruffled Blog | Right: via Linda Lomelino
Use petite, bright, beautiful edible flowers to transform a plain cake into flowery fabulousness. Left: via The School of Styling | Right: via Design Love Fest
Add fresh petals instead of sprinkles for an extra dose of prettiness on these delicious morsels. Left: via Studio DIY | Right: via The Merry Thought
5. Chocolate bark
Edible flowers and chocolate make for a super sweet combination! We recommend adding them to your next batch of chocolate bark. Left: via Pure Ella | Right: via Paper & Stitch
Sprinkle some edible flowers into your salad—they’ll add dimension to the taste and a fun splash of colour! Left: via Adventures in Cooking | Right: via Jordan Kahn on Flickr
7. Ice cubes
Ice cubes don’t have to be boring. Adding florals will not only look beautiful, but they’ll also add a fresh flowery taste to your refreshments. Left: via Linda Lomelino | Right: via Posh Little Designs