Wouldn't they be pretty decorating a cake?
Well today we are going to show you how to do it yourself!
We didn't realize how easy it would be to make these, but they take quite some time to dry so make sure you make them a day or two in advance to your bake-off!
All you need is an egg white, a few drops of water, some icing sugar (confectioners sugar) a small brush and some grease proof paper. Oh, and some petals of course!
First up, using a fork whisk in a few drops of water to your egg white. Then prep your grease proof paper by sprinkling some icing sugar on it. This will make sure the backs of the petals will get covered and prevent them from sticking. Make sure you sieve your icing sugar as you dont want massive lumps going on!
All you need to do is brush on the egg white, working from the center of the petal out to the rim, making sure the whole thing is covered. Then sprinkle on the icing sugar and place it down to dry. It is that easy! Then leave to dry over night in a cool area but make sure you don't stick them in the fridge as they will go soggy! This is the most time consuming element, but trust us it is worth it!
In the meantime, you can get your bake on for the tasty treats these are going to adorn. Cake or cupcake ... the prettiest salad in the world ... anything is possible with these edible petals and they are so inspiring you may find it hard to decide where to start!
We whipped up some extra special chocolate mousse for our lovelies to feature on...
Cappuccino with heart candied petal spoon anyone?!
That's no cappuccino!
That would be a chocolate mousse dessert with candy pearl bubbles and our very own candied rose petals. If this doesn't say I love you we aren't sure what does!
His and Hers
Don't you think candied rose petals really are beautiful?
Treat your nearest and dearest with the desert they deserve without breaking the bank :)
We hope you have as much fun making these as we did. Let us know how you get on or if you have any questions. If you pop them in a jar and put them in the fridge you can save some for later too. Amazing! Enjoy pretties...