Your Guide to Wild Blossoms Studio Edible Flowers

The bounty that the earth provides is remarkable!

Flowers, herbs, and plants that are all around us offer healing, nourishment and enjoyment. We have our ancestors to thank for going through the painstaking process of elimination to discover which flowers and plants are safe to eat. 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.

There are so many creative ways to use edible flowers! They allow for the opportunity to add something special to your everyday dishes. Using the flowering bit of your herb is both delicious and sustainable. All of Wild Blossoms edible flowers have their own uniquely blissful floral taste and are immensely nutritious and rich in antioxidants. I also take pride in sourcing these flowers from local flower farms so you can rest assured there won’t be any pesticides. Also, our local farmers have put their heart and soul into growing and cultivating these flowers and that feeling comes alive when we create works of art using their products! Attending flower markets and supporting our local farmers is one of my favorite things to do and how I obtain the majority of my flowers – both for weddings and everything you see in my online shop. Most of my edible flowers come from two local flower farms which are tagged below – along with my mother’s personal garden!

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

These hand picked, edible flowers are delicately pressed to promote longevity and maintain color. Since they’re 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 an excellent gift for brides-to-be or for that chef in the family who always goes the extra mile with their delicious, Instagram-worthy entrees.

The list of creative ways to use edible flowers doesn’t stop there! You can steep them into your cup of tea, bake them into breads, float them in 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 I offer as well as flavor notes:

  • Rose: These beauties really deserve their own blog post! There are so many uses and benefits from this magical flower. Roses are a huge part of our history and very versatile when it comes to using them in an edible way. Their taste is rather floral and a bit fruity. They pair well with honey, saffron, summer fruits (such as strawberries and raspberries) and really compliment anything they touch.

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

  • Calendula: These are very easy to grow and their 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. You can add them to soups and stews for a winter immune tonic as well.

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

  • Nigella: These delicate 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: One of the most widely popular flowers used in everything from candy to toothpaste to mojitos! Mint is rich in nutrients, 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: Their name is not well-known, but these are the 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.

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Adding edible flowers to cakes, pies, cookies, and muffins enhances the whole experience. It adds an entirely unique, botanical look and a whole other dimension to your sweet tooth. Not to mention, they can amplify the flavor in interesting ways.

Edible flowers for your wedding cake

In my opinion, everyone should have edible flowers on their wedding cake! I 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 pressing them in place. Most of the time, you won’t even need special tools or skills. I do always advise that you pay attention to flavors when choosing for your cake. You want it to be as tasty as well as beautiful and some flavors do not compliment each other well. However, when it comes to your wedding cake, one of the most exceptional desserts of your life, I recommend bringing the edible flowers to your local cake designer and letting them work their magic. Your wedding cake is sure to be a complete show stopper when you add edible flowers to the mix!

If you’re not into the flower’s full-on flavor but still want that creative botanical look for your special dessert, you can always candy your flowers. If you choose 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 very simple. All you need to do is coat the flowers in beaten egg white using a small paintbrush and then sprinkle them with superfine sugar. After they dry it’s as easy as placing the flowers on the dessert or bringing the sugared flowers to your local confectioner to include in their creation.

So, for those of you that want to have your flowers and eat them too, you truly can’t go wrong with Wild Blossoms Edible Flowers.

All of the flowers in my shop are culinary grade, locally grown flowers nestled in eco friendly packaging. Each package includes 48 beautiful pressed and edible flowers ready to liven up a variety of recipes!  For estimation purposes, you’ll want about 24 flowers to cover a small 3 tier wedding cake. I would love to see what you create so please tag me @WildBlossomsStudio!

I recommend storing your Wild Blossoms Studio edible flowers as consciously as possible. The ideal storage conditions are a dark, dry place in an air tight container. Edible flower season typically runs from the end of April to mid-October. Since I restock the previous year’s harvest, I should always have an abundant supply, but it is best to plan ahead if you want flowers for a specific date.

Follow this link to check out my edible flower collections: Wild Blossoms Studio Edible Pressed Flowers

**Wholesalers be sure to inquire about a discount code.**