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Making sugared flowers

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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