New This Month

Sugared Flowers


Use this recipe when making our Spring Cupcakes.

  • Yield: Makes 72

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2007


  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 72 purple pesticide-free edible flowers, such as pansies and violas, stems removed
  • Superfine sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Whisk egg white with water in a small bowl. Working with 1 flower at a time and holding it with tweezers, brush egg wash over entire surface of flower using a small paintbrush. Sprinkle with sugar. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment to crisp flowers. Let stand at room temperature overnight.

Reviews Add a comment

  • tahoekr
    13 MAY, 2017
    Any suggestions on where/how to obtain culinary quality flowers?
  • Sid117315
    13 MAY, 2017
    How far ahead can I make the flowers, and how do I keep then until used?
  • sfox5
    8 MAY, 2015
    There is a slight ( 1/20000) chance of raw eggs being contaminated with salmonella. While many will consider this an acceptable risk, I believe that readers should be made aware of the risk and the availability of pasteurized egg whites as an alternative.
  • design
    24 APR, 2008
    You can also use orchids. This makes a wonderful decorated wedding cake that you can do yourself.