Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May flowers: pretty and edible

Happy Wordless Wednesday and Thursday 13. I've also just discovered What I Love Wednesday, and I'm linking there.  You can too.  :-)  If you have your own WW post, be sure to sign in with the linkie below.  I have beautiful and edible May flowers to share with you today.  I hope these photographs give you inspiration for your own culinary delights.  I find it impossible to choose a favorite.  Can you?

mango cheesecake
Cream cheese, condensed milk and gelatin folded into whipped cream, atop a sugar/orange liqueur-drizzled sponge cake. Topped with "petals" of fresh mango, and a mango-orange juice glaze. The working recipe is here if you'd like to try making it yourself. 

Flower themed Cakelet
Flickr/Amy Eilert
Flower themed cakelet.  Flower pot mini cake design serving 3-4.

Sakura Themed Jelly Candies
Sakura Themed Jelly Candies
Made by Takanoya-sadahiro confectionery, Kyoto, Japan.

Rose granita
Rose granita.
Rose water, lime, and honey. Tastes very delicate.

Would you like to have lotus cake???
Would you like to have a lotus cake?  This is the center of the lotus flower.

Rose Rakugan
Rose Rakugan. Wagashi shop Fukujudo-Hidenobu in department store,
Daimaru-Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan.

Cath Kidston inspired Rose cupcakes
Rosy cupcake set, inspired by Cath Kidston, designed by Bakey Bakey.
These were a trial of a white chocolate mudcake recipe decorated with buttercream and fondant.
Too Beautiful to Eat?
Flickr/Mo RisaJonawagashi
Note below the box: Each shape represents seasonal items and/or flowers.
Each is hand made using red and/or white bean paste with natural food coloring.
Usually served for Japanese tea ceremonies.

Flower themed Cakelet
Flickr/Amy Eilert
Flower themed cakelet. Fancy little vase of flowers mini cake design.

Fuchsia Gerbera Daisy Cake
Flickr/Kim Dever Thibodeaux
The outside of the cake was frosted with Ghirardelli chocolate frosting, then vanilla fondant.
Border and stems are fondant. Flowers are gumpaste.

Culinary Competition - Chocolate Centerpiece
Chocolate Centerpiece.
Photographed at the IKA International Culinary Olympics, Erfurt, Germany.

Susan's flower
Flickr/Joseph's Vienna Bakery
Susan's flower, hand made flower on chocolate fondant wedding cake.

Saffron Yogurt Mousse with Rose Petal Honey
Saffron Yogurt Mousse with Rose Petal Honey.

Flower themed Cakelet
Flickr/Amy Eilert
Flower pot on gardening book mini cakes design with coordinating cupcakes.

So. Many. Cupcakes.
Classic chocolate cupcakes with purple buttercream and edible flowers.

Sugar Flowers
Flickr/Tiney's Bakeshop
These are sugar flowers.

Flower Power Cupcake
Flickr/Betty Crocker Recipes
Flower Power Cupcakes decorated with colored licorice twists.

Flower pot cakelets
Flickr/Amy Eilert
Set of 3 Flower pot mini cake designs.

Flower themed Cakelet
Flickr/Amy Eilert
Flower themed cakelet. A topiary mini cake of little roses.


  1. looks almost too pretty to eat! ALMOST! :) They also look delicious so I might have to bite into it no matter how beautiful!

    thanks for linking up w/me - hope to see you next week!


  2. Thanks for stopping by in my blog. Don´t you have a google translator? Than you can read all in english. LG Tina

  3. WOW! That's incredible that you can do such detail!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm going to have to follow yours now. AMAZING pieces of food art!!!

  5. Thanks for stopping by. These are sooo beautiful! Love them. And now I am following you!

  6. I think my favorite is the saffron mousse. So pretty and simple! Gorgeous stuff you have here! (new follower from WW)


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