Cooking Tips: How To Use Edible Flowers To Decorate A Cake?

Baked goodies are eaten with our eyes first. Then, the rich icing, the sugary shards and the cream flowers liven up the cakes to a whole new level. Another way to liven up your baked goodies is to use edible flowers. The fresh, vibrant and pretty flowers amp up the baked goodies and make them more tempting. However, there are specific tips that one needs to keep in mind while using edible flowers to adorn baked goods. These edible flowers must be taken care of from buying to eating the baked items. So, if planning to decorate cakes, cookies or cupcakes with edible flowers, keep the following tips in mind. 

Tips To Keep In Mind While Buying Edible Flowers


A mould growing in flower can be an absolute mood spoiler. If you are buying packaged flowers, make sure you check for any web-like, greyish appearance in the flowers. If there’s any, go for another packet or purchase fresh flowers. 


The colour of the flowers is what adds an edge to the cakes. Choose a colour that will complement the base colour of your cake/icing and not look mismatched. Check for the vibrancy of the colour before buying the flowers. 


Floppy or limping flowers make your cakes look dull. Check if the flowers are freshly picked and browning bits in the petals. If you find any of these, go for another packet. 

Tips For Decorating The Cakes With Flowers

  1. After buying the flowers, wash them gently in cold water. Make sure you don’t break the delicate petals. To dry, place them on a paper towel instead of rubbing them. 
  2. Do not push the bare flower stems directly into the cakes. Use floral tape or kebab sticks to move the flowers into the cake. 
  3. If you are planning to decorate a big wedding or birthday cake, the best way to keep the flowers steady is to make fondant balls and push the flower sticks into the cake through them. 
  4. Once you pierce the flowers through the cake, then there is no going back. So, to prevent the cake from this disaster, plan how to decorate your cake and where to put the flowers beforehand. 

These tips are sure to help you adorn your cakes with edible flowers. So keep them in mind the next time you try decorating a cake with edible flowers for a vibrant, exquisite and delicious cake.