This is something that can be done now for both grown up and kids. If you are going to eat them within the week then all you will need is one egg white and some sugar. If you want to preserve them for some months then you will need to order some food grade gum arabic powder in advance.
This box contains specially chosen flowers that are suitable for crystallising or ‘sugaring’. Some flowers such as cornflowers, dianthus, violas, bellis daisies, pansies and roses work particularly well crystallised and some flowers just don’t like it at all. As with all our flowers we pick to order so you can choose the colour and style that that you’d like as long as they are in season.
If you crystallise edible flowers using Gum Arabic then they will last for several months in a dark, dry airtight container. If you use egg white then they will last for a few days. See below for instructions on how to crystallise flowers.
Crystallised flowers are a lovely way of preserving flowers for winter weddings; for a lovely frosted finish on summer wedding cakes and for cupcakes or other desserts. They are also stunning on home made wedding favours.
We do two size boxes of flowers for crystallising. The standard size box which contains 50 flowers suitable for crystallising and the party size box which contains 80 flowers plus some sweet cicely fern or other herb sprigs suitable for crystallising such as thyme, rosemary or mint. We call this larger box the party box because crystallising edible flowers takes a wee bit of time to do well and this box is perfect for inviting a couple of mates round, opening a bottle of wine, popping on some music and crystallising together.
You can preorder flowers for crystallising here and you can choose the exact date that you would like them delivered when you order.