Crystallised flowers make marvellous cup cake toppers, says Katherine Miller

There are many edible flowers available but we have used violas, which are perfectly safe to eat.

  • Wash the flowers carefully and allow them to dry.

How to make crystallised flowers

  • Apply egg white to each petal with a clean paintbrush.
  • Sprinkle with castor sugar and shake off the excess.
  • The flowers dry hard and will keep for days in an airtight container.