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.


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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  1. How very interesting is this. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Thank you Linda! These are so pretty and I've always wondered how to do this! What a great way to garnish a special dish, can't wait to try this!

  3. They do look wonderful. I put sugared viola's on a birthday cake for a woman in our book club a few years ago. My friends were skeptical about eating them. Most of the ladies pushed them aside and just ate the cake. To me they tasted sweet. Very pretty.

    1. Yes, it's a very delicate taste. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Looks so good!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!


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