Crystallised rose petals

The rose season is coming to a close so I wanted to try to crystallise a few petals to use for cake decorations. It’s actually very simple and quite fast. The longest is to leave the petals to dry.


Source: Alice Caron Lambert, expert in floral gastronomy


1 egg white
Caster sugar
1 fresh rose



  1. Pick your flower in the morning and choose a young rose, not too open. Do not use florist roses as they are treated with pesticides.
  2. Hold the head of the rose and twist the stem (mind the thorns) to remove it along with the pistils.
  3. Spread the petals on a tray, removing the ones that are not fully formed.CrystallisedRose_003
  4. Place the egg white in a large bowl and the sugar on a plate.CrystallisedRose_002 CrystallisedRose_001
  5. Dip each petal in the egg white, removing the excess and dip into the sugar to coat evenly.
  6. Place the petal on a tray (you can line with greaseproof paper so they don’t stick).CrystallisedRose_004
  7. When all the petals are coated, leave them to dry at room temperature. The drying time varies depending on the heat in the room. It can only take a few hours in a warm dry room and up to 24h if the weather is colder. Turn the petals once the top is dry to dry the other side.
  8. Keep in an airtight container. I found mine started to brown a few days after I had them crystallised, so do use them quickly.


8 Responses to Crystallised rose petals

  1. j’avais fait aussi il y a quelques temps et j’avoue ne pas avori été satisfaite plus que ça du résultat qui n’était ( pour ma réalisation ) pas très joli …les tiennes sont jolies bravo !

    • Oui mais elles ne gardent pas leur couleur bien longtemps alors je suis comme toi, un peu décue du résultat. C’est bien uniquement si on veut s’en servir rapidement.

  2. bonjour nora,elles sont superbe tes rose confites,dommage qu’elles ne conserve pas
    très longtemps.bon dimanche bises

  3. Voilà qui est original. je n’ai qu’un rosier avec de minuscules fleurs donc je ne pourrai pas tester ! bon dimanche, bises !

  4. elles sont magnifiques quelle patiente et j’adore ta mise en page tu as changé ?? bon dimanche

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