Edible and Sugared Violas

Michele, my niece, wanted to try making some candied violets for decorating some cupcakes. I was all for it!!
Violas are an edible flower and they are plentiful right now at the garden centers and popping up all over.

Violas

Making candied violas or violets  is incredibly easy, although delicate work.

Beat an egg white until frothy and use a paintbrush to “paint” a layer of egg white onto the little flower. Cover with fine sugar.

That’s it!  Let dry for for 24 hours.

edible violas

Have fun garnishing just about anything!!

blue flowers


viola with sugar

How pretty would a whole cake be decorated with lovely sugary flowers?

I ate one, too. It was delicious. It didn’t have much taste other than being sweet.

It’s a little hard to “wrap your head around eating flowers”. Really. :)

We decorated cupcakes.

sugared violas


sugared viola

How pretty would these be on a salad, too? Love ‘em.

Treehuggers have a list of 42 flowers you can eat and some cautions...

Have you ever eaten any flowers?
If so, please share which flowers and how you prepared them.

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