Dried Edible Flowers – 23 Gorgeous Recipes

Dried edible flowers are the perfect way to decorate a cake. They definitely can be an addition to so many recipes. We have 23 edible flowers in this post and you’ll learn which are food safe. 

dried edible flowers naked cake

With spring just a few short weeks away, flowers will be in bloom in many areas! Have you ever tried your hand at adding flowers to a recipe? Whether plucked from your own garden or found at your florist, they sure do add beauty to food! First and foremost, not all flowers are edible. It should be noted that some can actually be poisonous. Before you use them, this is a long list of flowers and petals that you can safely use. Add sparingly to everything from baked goods..along with other desserts and in simple salads. Your table will undoubtedly benefit from the beauty when you serve gorgeous food!


Many of these recipes would be perfect for a spring tea party, and you’ll want to see THIS POST about hosting one! You can use fresh edible flowers as well as dried edible flowers. I keep THIS dried version on hand in my pantry.


23 gorgeous recipes using edible flowers

Baked Goods With Dried Edible Flowers

These fairy cakes are tea cake size and made with candied borage flowers.

dried edible flowers fairy cake


For the prettiest macarons ever, head over and check this out!

edible flower macarons


My own layer cake was made from a box mix, so the the cake is semi-homemade. Nothing could be easier than that! I purchased these dried edible flowers HERE on Amazon, so received them the next day!

shabbyfufu dried edible flowers cake

Naked flower donuts? Undoubtedly this simple idea will make you want dried edible flowers on everything!

naked flower donuts


Additional Ideas For Edible Flowers

Not only for baked goods, but also think candy, salads and even enchiladas! These lollipops would make beautiful gifts wrapped in cello and tied with a pretty ribbon.

lolipops with edible flowers


Last but not least, this salad is something that uses fresh edible flowers and is perfect for a spring lunch.

pansy salad



  1. DIY Edible Flower Macarons – The Proper Blog
  2. Elderflower Cupcakes – Yes to Yolks
  3. Edible Flower Bark – Views From a Step Stool
  4. Edible Floral Marshmallows – The Proper Blog
  5. Lavender Cupcakes – How Sweet Eats
  6. Pansy Crepes with Sweetened Cream Cheese – Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart
  7. Orange Cookies with Edible Flowers – The Decorated Cookie
  8. Edible Flower Chocolate Bark – The Decorated Cookie
  9. Lavender Ice Cream Sandwiches – Homecooking Memories
  10. Hibiscus Flower Enchiladas – Love and Olive Oil
  11. DIY Naked Floral Donuts – A Bubbly Life
  12. Vanilla Bundt Cake Flowers – A Side of Sweet
  13. Almond Fairy Cakes with Candied Borage Flowers – Love and Olive Oil
  14. Floral Butter Using California Edible Flowers – California Grown
  15. DIY Lollipops with Edible Flowers – Mary Makes Good
  16. Candied Pansy and Viola Miniature Pavlovas – Adventures in Cooking
  17. Winter Pansy Salad – The View From Great Island
  18. Zucchini and Carrot Ribbons with Edible Flowers – The Forest Feast
  19. Garden of Eden Spring Rolls – Once Upon a Plater
  20. Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches with Edible Flowers – The View From Great Island
  21. Fresh Lime Tart with Edible Flowers – Cake Bloom
  22. Grilled Potato Salad with Black Garlic Vinaigrette – Feasting at Home
  23. Hibiscus Lemon Curd Tart with Cocoa Crust and Edible Flower Garnish – Vegetarian Ventures

What appeals to you and what do you think that you’ll make?

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  1. Biodynamic Barb says:

    What a wonderful timely post! I can’t wait to try the recipes.

    The only thing missing is a warning that you can’t use flowers from a florist unless they are clearly labeled EDIBLE. Otherwise, they might have been grown or treated with chemicals you don’t want to ingest!

    1. Some great recipes in this post, enjoy! Yes, I did mention that in the first paragraph Barb, along with a link to a trusted source of information (tap on – “long list” :-).

  2. Hi,

    Love your blog.
    Can I ask what program you use for your Printables? I’ve been experimenting with Canva. com and Pic Monkey. Haven’t attempted Photoshop yet. Thanks so much.

    1. Thanks Rebecca! I use Photoshop for my printables.

  3. Oh how I love this! Perfect for Spring. I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday.
    Hugs to you.