NZ Woman's Weekly

Making sugared flowers

I’ve seen lots of cupcakes in magazines recently with sugared flowers on the top and I’d love to know how to do this myself. My great-niece always wants to bake when she comes over and I’m sure that making her own crystallised decorations would give her a huge thrill!

Delicate sugared flowers are easy to create and they make any baking look gorgeous. All you need to start with is the white of one egg, a teaspoon of water and some pansies or violas. Whisk this together, then hold the flowers with tweezers or small tongs and, using a soft paintbrush, paint them with the mixture. Next, sweep them gently through a bowl of super-fine sugar (put caster sugar in your food processor and pulse a few times to make this) and finally lay them on greaseproof paper to dry out. This generally takes only a few hours or overnight.

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