Sugar Coated Berries and Blooms Tutorial

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Decorating a cake beautifully can be as simple as making these sugar coated berries and blooms! A tasty and edible decoration, sugar coated berries add a gorgeous touch to any cake, and are absolutely delicious too!

Have a forage through your garden for edible herbs and flowers, and then select choice berries to have a play with. You can top a freshly baked cake with a selection of your frosted berries, or pop them onto yummy cupcakes and slices. They’ll add a beautiful touch to any baked treat!

What You Will Need:

  • Fresh berries – keep at room temperature for use
  • Fresh flowers and herbs – edible is best
  • Raw egg white
  • Castor sugar
  • Fine paint brush
  • Baking paper

Step 1. Begin by carefully wiping your chosen fruit and flowers with some paper towel, to ensure they are clean and dry. Be especially careful with your flowers, doing your best to avoid bruising them. Using your paint brush, carefully brush egg white onto an individual flower or berry. Dip, roll or sprinkle carefully in sugar, and lay on paper to dry.

Step 2. Continue with each berry and bloom, being delicate with the egg white and sugar. Once all of your chosen items are coated in sugar, leave them to dry. If possible, avoid any humidity!

Step 3. Once the berries and blooms are completely dry (usually around 1-3 hours), place them onto your delicious baked goods! Pile them high or keep it minimalist and simple, let your imagination run wild! Be careful to tell guests if you’ve used inedible flowers, but otherwise, let them marvel at your beautiful sugary handiwork!

Ms Zigzag says: Oh, could I drop these into my glass of Champagne too? These sugar coated berries are a pretty little upgrade to fresh berries and would look gorgeous with a wedding cake. Thanks Ms Honeycomb! 

About Ms Honeycomb  – Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).

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