You can bake a stunning Mother’s Day cake without professional cake decorating skills. Do it with flowers!
Just use fresh, candied or freeze-dried rose petals to decorate the sides of the cake. It will be stunning. (Crystallized rose petals are small and crunchy, and not appropriate for this type of decoration.)
You’ll need 2-4 cups of rose petals, depending on the size of the cake (don’t tamp down the petals when measuring them or they’ll bruise).
The only caveat is that you need to use organic rose petals. Flowers sprayed with pesticides should not be eaten.
Recipe For Candied Rose Petals
1. Separate 3 eggs; reserve yolks for another purpose.*
For more of a rose effect, add a teaspoon of rosewater to the cake batter or frosting.
More rose petal recipe ideas.
*Things To Do With 3 Egg Yolks: Pastry cream—used for éclairs—is delicious with fresh fruit; French custard ice cream; baked custard; crème brûlée; from-scratch chocolate pudding. For savory uses, make Béchamel, Bearnaise or Hollandaise sauces; mayonnaise; thicken soups and/or make Greek avgolemono soup.
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