Candied Flowers

Most of you may already know that there are a lot of flowers that are edible in some way, either as compliments to a salad, or infused with tea, But what if you have a sweet-tooth? So we have created a guide which will tell you all the instructions you will need to create your own delicious, edible candied flowers!


Before we get started, make sure you have all of the necessary ingredients for making your candied flowers:


  • ·Fresh edible flowers (Roses in this example)
  • ·1 egg
  • ·Superfine sugar 

Equipment :

  • ·Paper towels
  • ·Small, thin tipped paintbrush
  • ·chopping board/wax paper
  • ·Mixing bowl
  • ·Scissors
  • ·Sieve
  • ·whisk

Step 1 – preparing the flowers:

  • ·Carefully cut the flowers as close to the stem as possible, but trying your best not to take any stem along with it.
  • ·Next, place the flowers in the sieve and wash thoroughly with cold tap water.
  • ·Place the cleaned flowers on the paper towels and leave to naturally dry, while drying, you can move onto the next step.

  • Step 2 – Preparing the egg:
  • ·Carefully beat the egg in the mixing bowl with the whisk.
  • ·If necessary, add a small amount of water to make it mix easier.
  • ·Mix until there are no “jelly” like areas left in the egg, you want a smooth paste.

Step 3 – coating the petals

  • ·Hold each flower individually one at a time
  • ·using the paintbrush, gently “paint” the beaten egg onto the flowers petals, covering them completely

Step 4 – adding the sugar

  • ·Holding the flower over the sugar, take some sugar in your finger tips, and sprinkle the sugar onto the flower
  • ·If after a few minutes, the sugar looks like it has disappeared, it would have absorbed, so sprinkle more onto them and shake off any excess
  •  Step 5 – Drying

Simply leave your flowers to dry on the chopping board or wax paper, and this should take around 12-36 hours.

Step 6 – Enjoy!

When dry, your candied flowers are ready to be eaten, so you can now enjoy your home made, home grown flower candy!