Your Guide to Wild Blossoms Studio Edible Flowers

The bounty that the earth provides is remarkable.

Healing is offered by flowers, herbs, and plants all around us. We have our ancestors to thank for going through a process of elimination, discovering which flowers were safe to be eaten. As a result, we now have the opportunity to add color, fragrance, and flavor to our favorite dishes by simply utilizing what is grown from the ground around us.

You have the opportunity to add something special to dishes even beyond beauty and there are so many creative ways to use edible flowers. Using the flowering bit of your herb is both delicious and sustainable. All of our edible flowers have their own uniquely blissful floral taste and are immensely nutritious and rich in antioxidants. We also take pride in sourcing our flowers locally so we know there won’t be any use of pesticides. We love acquiring product from local flower farms. By doing so, we are able to use the flowers our local farmers have put their heart and soul into growing and that feeling comes alive when we create works of art from these flowers. Attending flower markets and supporting our local farmers is one of our favorite things to do and how we obtain the majority of our flowers including these edible flowers. The majority of our edible flowers are from two local flower farms which are tagged below and also grown by Elycia’s mother in her personal garden.

The perfect botanical accent for any event or celebration. Add these gorgeous, carefully pressed flowers to any edible or non-edible décor or talk to your local cake designer to add an elegant touch to your most special occasion desserts.

These hand picked, edible flowers are delicately pressed to promote longevity and maintain color. Being two-dimensional, they are great for gifting and storing, they adhere to surfaces well, and best of all, they don’t wilt!

Edible flowers are sure to be an ideal gift for brides to be or for that chef in the family who always goes the extra mile with their amazing Instagram- worthy entrees.

There are so many creative ways to use edible flowers. You can steep into your cup of tea, bake into breads, float into craft cocktails/ mocktails, garnish soft cheeses and crackers, and OBVIOUSLY bake into delicious desserts. Edible flowers are featured in even the earliest of cookbooks so you can feel closer to the way our ancestors dined, while being trendy at the same time.

Below is a list of the main flowers we offer as well as flavor notes

  • Rose: We could write a blog purely for roses. There are so many uses and benefits from this magical flower. Roses are a huge part of our history and so very versatile when it comes to using them in an edible sense. The taste is rather floral, a bit fruity. They pair well with honey, saffron, summer fruits such as strawberries and raspberries, and compliment anything they touch.

  • Peony: These gorgeous flowers are their own natural potpourri. In ancient times, the flower was considered to be of divine origin with connections to the moon and was thought to keep evil spirits at bay. Peonies taste just exactly like they smell and they are sure to add that elegant touch to the dessert table at your wedding.

  • Calendula: This flower has been popping up all around my life and has earned its place as one of my most favorite. Calendula is very easy to grow and its flavor profiles are so interesting. It’s earthy and woody, and resembles saffron, therefore it works very well in Indian dishes. The bright orange and yellow of these beauties is so uplifting and they are loaded with antioxidants. Calendula is a wonderful digestive ally and also stimulates the lymphatic system. Add them to soups and stews for a winter immune tonic as well.

  • Pansy: This is one of the most popular edible flowers. Obviously, they are so pretty, but they also come in so many different colors so they look amazing in salads and candied desserts. Pansies have a grassy, yet sweet taste with a hint of wintergreen.

  • Nigella: These precious blue flowers are also called “Love in a Mist” and they have a nutmeg-like flavor.

  • Feverfew: This gentle little flower has an aromatic bitter taste and is perfect for steeping into a nice cup of tea.

  • Mint: Okay, obviously mint is amazing and we all love it, I mean do we even need to mention mojitos?? However, mint is also rich in nutrients. It is a digestive ally and could even improve brain function.

  • Lilac: The fragrance of lilac is wonderfully intoxicating. There are a TON of lilac recipes out there as they add the perfect floral touch to nearly any baked goods. They also infuse very well with honey and are sure to make your wedding cake pop.

  • Mahogany Splendor: The name is fairly uncommonly known but they are those stunning deep burgundy leaves of a hibiscus plant. The flavor has a tasty sour tartness that can be used raw or cooked into salads, stir fries, and even jellies. Mahogany Splendor works so perfectly as a garnish when it is delicately pressed into wedding cakes and other desserts.

  • Daisy: Packed with anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, these charming flowers are perfect for decorating your cuisine. Daisies have a mildly bitter taste and work well in salads, soups, and sandwiches. In addition, the buds of daisies can be preserved in vinegar and used in cooking as a substitute for capers.

Let’s Talk Dessert

With so many edible flower recipes out there, there’s one that sweetly stands out and that’s dessert. Let’s start with the basics. Adding edible flowers to cakes, pies, cookies, and muffins entirely enhances the whole experience. It adds an entirely unique, botanical, look and a whole other dimension to these desserts. Not to mention, amplifies the flavor.

Edible flowers for your wedding cake

Everyone should have edible flowers on their wedding cake in my opinion. We offer some gorgeous collections that go perfectly with any color palette you have for your wedding. When baking other desserts at home such as, cookies, pies, and common cakes, decorating with edible flowers can sometimes be as easy as deciding where you want the flowers and press in place. Some of the time you may not even need special tools or skills. We do always advise to pay attention to flavors when choosing for your cake. You want it to be as tasty, as well as beautiful and some flavors just simply do not compliment each other. However, when it comes to your wedding cake, one of the most exceptional desserts of your life, we recommend bringing our edible flowers to your local cake designer and let them work their magic. Your wedding cake is sure to be a complete show stopper when you use our edible flowers.

If you’re not into the flowers full on flavor but still want that creative botanical look for your special day dessert, you can always candy your flowers. Going this route your flowers will have a nice sugary crunch to them. It’s still healthy though because its flowers, right? Candying your flowers is super easy. All you need to do is with a small paintbrush, coat the flowers in beaten egg white and then sprinkle with superfine sugar. After they dry it’s as easy as just placing the flowers on the dessert. Or, once again, you can bring the flowers to your local confectioner for assurance.

So for those of you that want to have their cake and eat it too, you truly can’t go wrong with Wild Blossoms Studio Edible Flowers.

Our edible flowers are culinary grade, locally grown flowers nestled in eco friendly packaging. They come with 48 beautiful pressed and edible flowers per pack.  24 flowers should cover a small 3 tier wedding cake. We would love to see what you create! Tag us on social media @WildBlossomsStudio

We recommend storing your Wild Blossoms Studio edible flowers as consciously as possible. In a dark, dry place, possibly an air tight container would be best. Our season for edible flowers is typically the end of April to mid October. We will restock the previous years harvest so we should always have an abundant supply but it is best to plan ahead if you want your flowers for a specific date.

Purchase your Edible Flowers here! Wild Blossoms Studio Edible Pressed Flowers

Wholesalers be sure to inquire for a discount code.