Sugared Flowers

crystallized flowers
Photo: Victor Schrager

Use these candied flowers to embellish our Spring Cupcakes or any dessert you like.


  • 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. Sugared flowers can be stored in single layers in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 3 months.

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