Candied Rose Petals

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Dreamgoddess

These rose petals are simply beautiful when used to decorate desserts. Recipe from Southern Living.

Top Review by cookiedog

These come out beautiful! I especially love the pink ones. I used larger mini rose petals and smaller standard rose petals. I ended up being able to cover at least twice as many petals then the recipe states. I think they would be especially pretty decorating cupcakes. They are very delicate and impressive!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 small rose petals
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 12 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 12 cup superfine sugar


  1. Rinse the rose petals very well and lay them out to dry on paper towels.
  2. Combine the powdered sugar, meringue powder and water in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat on low speed until blended, then beat on high speed 4-5 minutes or until fluffy.
  4. Brush this mixture on all sides of the dry rose petals and then dust them with the superfine sugar.
  5. Let stands on wire rack for 24 hours to dry.

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