11 Reasons We're Obsessed with Floral Food

grapefruit blossom pot de creme
It's true what they say: Flowers really do make everything better. They're sweet, fragrant, gorgeous, and did we mention edible? Garnish your favorite treats with flowers, or bake them right in. These floral-loving food bloggers show you how it's done.

Color-Blocked Chocolate Bark with Edible Flower Sprinkles

Flowers and chocolate? It's no surprise this candy bark is a match made in heaven. Paper & Stitch gives it a topper worth celebrating: petals and sprinkles.

Floral Honey Cake

April showers bring cake flowers. The School of Styling smears fresh violet jam and rose butter cream between layers of honey-sweetened butter cake. Now that's a hello to spring!

Wildflower & Arugula Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette & Farmer Cheese

Talk about a pop of color. Harvest and Honey turns same-old-salad into a vibrant starter pretty enough for a wedding. Her secret: pansies, violas, and pink radish slices.

Edible Flower and Elderflower Ice Pops

Chill out this summer with the prettiest pop in the freezer. Chew Town uses just water and a spoonful of elderflower cordial to show off the flowers' natural beauty.

Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream

A carrot cake that's both gorgeous and healthy? Done! This Rawsome Vegan Life combines edible flowers with walnuts and pistachios to make a crunchy, fragrant topper.

Nordic Open-Face Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

The View from Great Island does it again with pansy-topped salmon sandwiches. It might sound like a weird combo, but pair it with homemade dill or tarragon mayo, and you're golden.

Fried Dandelions

Dandelions, weeds? We don't think so. The Daily Spud fries up the golden flower with the help of thyme-seasoned flour.

DIY Flower Syrups

Simple syrups are a summer cocktail essential, and thanks to Hello Glow, they've never looked better. Use fresh or dried flowers to make one of her six delish concoctions: hibiscus, rosemary + lemon, lavender + rose, chamomile + mint, blackberry + thyme, or orange + vanilla.

Honeysuckle Ice Cream

I scream, you scream ... Either way, this honeysuckle ice cream is a summer dream. The View From Great Island pairs the subtle, exotic blossom with real vanilla beans. Perfection!

Lavender Blueberry Ricotta Turnovers

We love the soft, delicate taste of lavender--not to mention its beautiful blush color! Local Milk Blog combines it with blueberries and creamy ricotta for the best tea pairing you've never had.

Hibiscus Lemon Curd Tart with Edible Flower Garnish

This blushing cake by Vegetarian Ventures gets its gorgeousness from hibiscus--one of the most popular edible flowers in the garden. Combine it with lemon and a cocoa crust for one lip-smacking treat. 

Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme

Silky, elegant, and bursting with spring citrus blossoms--it's no wonder we love this recipe from The View From Great Island. If you can't find citrus blossoms, try lilac, jasmine, honeysuckle, or elderberry.

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