Planning a special gathering this spring or summer? The prettier the food it, the more delicious it tastes. Having a beautiful display of food at your party or celebration enhances the theme of the event and brings emphasizes all the other decorating you’ve put so much time into. Flowers are a gorgeous element at any event – but did you know you can cook and bake with them? We have everything you need to know right here. What flowers you can eat and what recipes will be a hit with your guests.

 

The Flower Chart:

First, let’s check out what flowers we can eat so in the future, you can create your own floral masterpieces!


1. Floral Ice Pops

Popsicles are for kids right? Wrong! These popsicles are only for the most proper people you know, so save it for a pretty gathering to match your decor. You’ll have your friends instagram-ing their chilly snacks left, right and center!

2. Edible Flower Spring Salad

Dress up your regular salad for a colorful piece of artwork. Your guests will be blown away when they see what they are about to eat. Once you start creating food like this, I doubt you’ll be able to go back to a normal salad.

3. Floral Doughnuts with Blood Orange and Lemon Ginger Icing

Yes – some genius decided to collide stunning flowers with the most photogenic dessert. We are all about this recipe. Instead of serving cupcakes or a cake, why not try these classy doughnuts?

4. Flower Sun Tea

This is one recipe that is easy to make and so pretty to look at. Create some beautiful ice cubes that your guests will look for reasons to use and pair it with this tangy sweet tea.

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5. Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

This little entree is a classic bite to eat with the unexpected twist of flowers. Use flowers that match your color scheme to make all your meal courses match! These sandwiches won’t disappoint.

6. Rose Flavored Rock Candy

The use of flowers is a little more subtle in this recipe which may be helpful for picky eaters who aren’t ready to dive into the whole “I’m going to eat flowers I find in my garden” trend. Also, on that note, not all flowers are edible. Anyway – back to the recipe at hand…remember rock candy from your childhood? Bring it back with edible gold star sprinkles! This makes for a great party favor.

7. Caramelized Peach and Lavender Scones

These pretty little scones are a wonderful addition to tea time. Their sweet flavor makes it perfect for a summer affair filled with teacups, home made jam (read below!) and dainty treats.

8. Rose Petal Jam

This is princesses eat right? It sure looks like it! This special treat would make for another special little celebration as a wedding or party favor – or just to spread on some lovely scones.

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9. Color Blocked Chocolate Bark with Edible Flower Sprinkles

This stunning little number makes a great gift idea and an easy dessert. With the simple baking method, you can make large quantities in one go for lots of people!

10. Rosey Rocky Road Squares

Just like every other recipe in this article, these squares make me swoon at their beauty. I mean, they’re almost too pretty to eat! But then again…it’s chocolate. So yes, I will be eating these despite their beauty.

11. Floral Garnishes

Transform your bevys with a few petals! You will literally be adding life to your cocktails and mocktails with these show stopping garnishes.

12. Natural Colored Rainbow Cake

When selecting a cake for a very special occasion, standards and the price tag rise quickly. Bake this exquisite cake at home and create a custom store-bought looking cake without having to foot the hefty bill.

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13. Lollipops

Lollipops aren’t just for the children, today we are talking about the most sublime pops. Finish off a meal with these sweet goodies and you won’t hear the end of it – plus, they’re going to be home-made with love!

14. Flower Macaroons

If you’re looking for a quick way to incorporate florals into your cuisine, this idea is perfect for you. Paint on some pretty details to your already finished dessert and you are ready to host!

15. White Chocolate Basil Popsicles

We started with popsicles, and will also end with some more popsicles. If you mastered the first recipe, you are now ready for level two of gourmet flower baking. So here it is!

Please comment below with your baking outcomes!

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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