Besides being beautiful in bouquets, centerpieces or vases, some flowers are lovely to eat as well. Talk with your florist about unique edible flowers that may be in season. Here are some edible flowers that can be used safely as food decorations or even part of the main course itself.
Not only are roses popular in floral arrangements, but all rose petals are safe to eat. As a result, they can be used to decorate cakes and other desserts, frozen in ice cubes to liven up beverages, and used in a variety of dishes. Toss some rose petals alongside spinach and raspberries for a unique and tasty salad.
These beautiful lavender, yellow and white flowers make a lovely decoration on cakes and candy. Use these blooms on top of a healthy yogurt and granola parfait. Or consider using them as a unique garnish on dainty tea sandwiches. Whether you’re looking for a special way to spice up a gift or a party treat, using these flowers will undoubtedly turn heads.
Perhaps one of the most prolific garden vegetables around, zucchini grows quickly and easily for most people. Don’t just toss aside the beautiful yellow blooms; save them. These flowers can be used as garnishes on zucchini breads and cakes or part of a main vegetarian course like stuffed zucchini. You can include the blooms in other dishes like a zucchini pizza roll or taco as well.
These edible annuals are tasty treats. Try creating a cream cheese or goat cheese ball with your favorite dip ingredients and place them inside the flower blossoms.
Use these beautiful blooms on light desserts or those with whipped cream toppings. Meringues and light cakes are much improved with a sprinkling of edible pansy petals. Incorporate pansy petals or other edible flowers into a large water dispenser, which can do double duty as a centerpiece and a unique flavored, refreshing beverage.
Many herbs that can be grown in a home garden sport lovely edible flowers that can compliment your soups, salads or main courses. Mixed greens, other leafy vegetables, sage, and edible flowers can create a healthy and beautiful salad.
These beautiful blooms, along with any other edible flowers, can create a fast, easy and lovely topping for a birthday cake in a pinch. They can be served as a garnish, eaten if desired, or simply set aside once the cake is served.
These tiny blooms are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat, especially on delicate desserts such as mini cupcakes. Their petite size matches up well with small treats.
Talk with your florist Las Vegas for more edible flower ideas before your next social gathering.