Make Edible Candied or Sugared Rose Petals

Candied Rose Petals are a perfect upgrade for homemade or store-bought cupcakes and cakes. Yes, they are actually edible and they take just minutes to make!


  • 1 pesticide-free rose
  • 1 egg white
  • Food safe paintbrush
  • Superfine sugar
  • Dessert of your choice (I used my favorite vanilla cupcake)


  1. Gently separate the rose petals from the stem. Discard torn or blemished petals.
  2. Paint both sides of each rose petal with egg white.
  3. Cover entire rose petal with crystallized sugar and gently shake off excess sugar. Place on drying rack to dry overnight. Once completely dried, petals will keep in an airtight container for about five days.
  4. Use them as you wish, for decorations or to top your favorite cupcake or cake recipes. I turned my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe into a rose cupcake by adding 1/2 teaspoon of rose water to the batter.

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