Candied rose petals for cakes

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Candied rose petals for cakes are the perfect way to elegantly style edible flower cakes in a natural, beautiful way. Homemade rose petal candies are a beautiful sugared treat.

candied rose petals overhead close up

It was a Sunday well spent. Our lockdown had been lifted and we took a walk to our local market. We stocked up our produce and stopped by the bakery and my favorite florist. To my delight, they had an abundance of loose rose petals. I had been wanting to make a few rose petal recipes, including these homemade rose petal candies. It was simply meant to be. I mean look at those colors! The thing I'm going to miss most about Tunisia is my florist. I love fresh flowers, even when they're just petals.

close up shot of colorful rose petals in a ceramic bowl

It's important that your rose petals are not sprayed with pesticides, so make sure your petals are from your own garden or a trusted organic source | florist. If you're interested in organic edible flowers, read my post on edible flowers to grow in your garden.

overhead shot of bowl of egg yolk, sugar, rose petals, and a paint brush

ingredients.

All you need is some fresh rose petals.

egg whites or pasteurized egg white powder

sugar or rose sugar

tools

a fresh paintbrush for painting egg whites onto petals

a cooling rack for your petals to dry

overhead shot of fresh rose petals on a cooling rack

notes about the recipe:

This recipe contains raw egg, so please do not serve to anyone immunocompromised, pregnant, or infants. If you are still concerned about using raw egg, use pasteurized egg white powder.

 angle shot of candied rose petals  

how to make homemade rose petal candies

1.Carefully pluck the individual petals from the rose bloom.

2. VERY Gently mist your rose petals to clean them, because careful not to bruise them. I like to mist them with some water, place them on a towel, and gently place a paper towel on top of them for absorption.

3. Place a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet. Crack the egg white into a small bowl and whisk it with a fork. Dump the superfine sugar into a shallow bowl or onto a plate.

4. Gently paint a rose petal with the egg white using a new soft bristle paintbrush or instead simply dip the petal in the egg white, turning to coat both sides and allowing any extra to drop off, and then place the petal in the bowl of superfine sugar, turning to coat both sides and sprinkling on extra, if necessary, so the petals are completely coated with sugar.

5. Space the candied rose petals apart on a wire cooling rack and leave until dry and hardened.

6. Use the candied rose petals quickly, within a day or two.

Enjoy as a garnish on your favorite cakes and cupcakes. 

 

Homemade rose petal candies for cakes

Yield: 30 candied petals

Candied rose petals for cakes are the perfect way to elegantly style edible flower cakes in a natural, beautiful way.

Ingredients

  • Organic rose petals
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

    1.Carefully pluck the individual petals from the rose bloom.

    2. VERY Gently mist your rose petals to clean them, because careful not to bruise them. I like to mist them with some water, place them on a towel, and gently place a paper towel on top of them for absorption.

    3. Place a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet. Crack the egg white into a small bowl and whisk it with a fork. Dump the superfine sugar into a shallow bowl or onto a plate.

    4. Gently paint a rose petal with the egg white using a new soft bristle paintbrush or instead simply dip the petal in the egg white, turning to coat both sides and allowing any extra to drop off, and then place the petal in the bowl of superfine sugar, turning to coat both sides and sprinkling on extra, if necessary, so the petals are completely coated with sugar.

    5. Space the candied rose petals apart on a wire cooling rack and leave until dry and hardened.

    6. Use the candied rose petals quickly, within a day or two.

    Enjoy as a garnish on your favorite cakes and cupcakes. Especially for valentines day coming up!

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Sarah

Hey friend! I'm Sarah, the woman behind the apron at Frolic and Fare. I'm a mom, wife and diplomat. Here you will find a collection of my best floral recipes, romanticized classics and garden party inspired entertaining. I love rose gardens, old movies, the smell of fir trees, baking, a handwritten note and a glass of champagne

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2 Comments

  1. 1.20.21
    Angie said:

    woww! this is stunning! and its edible too! wowww!

  2. 1.20.21
    Elena said:

    Wow these are STUNNING and just in time for Valentine’s Day!!

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