Hi there all and all,
I thought I would start a different post for ideas for CANDIED FLOWERS. And this is my first one.
I was inspired by a picture I saw (believe it or not a straw Easter bonnet!) and made this with much success. In a previous life BBOL - before BellaOnline (as opposed to WIBOL - with BellaOnline') I used to decorate cakes with sugar art and this was a cake that was a standard ordered by many people from friends to colleagues to friends of friends and friends of colleagues ...
Use your favourite favourite plain cake recipe and bake (or buy) a Victorian Sponge ring, an Apple and Cinnamon ring, a Carrot and Date ring (my favourite), a Madeira cake ring or any other plain (not fruit) cake ring. Cover generously with a lemon-water icing/frosting and cover the top circle with candied whole nasturtium flowers.
Use the wet icing to attach the candied flowers so work quickly; and if you use frosting for the carrot cake say, made with icing sugar and a smooth cream cheese mix, it may be easier to attach the petals.
As you know, nasturtium comes in all sorts of lovely autumn style colours from deep wine reds to flame to orange to yellows. A mix of these across the top is just too pretty for words.
Make one for your next book club meeting!
My best order was for 12 of these for a wedding - the bride had a cake put in the centre of each of the tables for her guests. She did this instead having one wedding cake.
People loved it and so will you.
Do you have an idea for using candied flowers or petals? Come say your say here.
Thanks and say cheers
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