HI everyone! I am making a birthday cake for my Grandma's 75th. I just had to dismantle a beautiful bouquet of flowers i received this week because some of them were looking pretty sad. The rose petals still have great color and are very flexible. Can i candy these to use on the cake? Thanks for your help
You could candy them and put them around the cake as decoration [ not to touch the cake ], but depending WHERE they came from and WHAT kind of pesticides they might have on them....unless you know for sure I would not put them ON the cake or eat them!
Personally, I wouldn't use real flowers on a cake unless I knew there was no chemical or pesticides on them. Good luck
When I candied flowers for my wedding cake I brushed them with egg white, sprinkled sugar on them (quite a bit) shook of the excess then let them dry.
But don't worry I used flowers and ivy I had grown myself!
As Ashyley said, you simply brush with egg whites and sprinkle with sugar (superfine sugar looks especially nice) and let them dry. But also as they others have said, I would NOT use the bouquet you have. You must only use roses that you KNOW have not been treated with any pesticides/chemicals. Roses are edible, but they should be purchased specifically for that purposes. Most restaurants and bakeries that serve edible flowers as garnish or candied/sugared for decoration get them from their food/produce purveyors because they are grown specifically for consumption.