By Harriet Mallinson | Published on June 29, 2017
Flowers are normally something to admire in a garden, bouquet or still life – but not so much in your food.
Yet these little beauties are now cropping up all over social media as food lovers become increasingly more creative with floral designs on their cakes, cocktails and coffees this summer.
Once both an expense and rare find, supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s have now started stocking edible flowers at a reasonable price in the UK. Beware though, you can’t just go picking any Tom, Dick and Harry out of the fields as not all flowers can be eaten. Try looking for daisies, roses, lavender, primroses, violets and chrysanthemums among others.
MACROS have scoured Instagram to find you the best blooming creations out there to get you all this inspo you need to get started.
Talk about fruits of the forest
Puts your morning slice of white toast to shame, no?
The best way to jazz up a simple G&T
Now that’s a fairytale wedding cake
Because The Borrowers like sweet things too
Frozen floral fun
So long, Chupa Chups there’s a new lollipop in town
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Who needs glacé cherries when you have flowers on your cupcakes?
Probably the prettiest ice lollies ever
You’ll never assemble a cheese board the same again
Is there anything that hasn’t gone into this mind-blowing cake?
Want any smoothie with your flowers?
Harriet is Editor of MACROS and perfectly capable of eating an entire log of goat’s cheese in one sitting.