By Lindsay Cohn

Published on April 6, 2017

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Photography by SUGAR & CHARM

From fashion to decor to dessert, nothing says spring like vibrant blooms. And it just so happens that there are plenty of deliciously edible petals—roses, peonies, lavender, and pansies (just to name a few). Whether candied, dried, or fresh, flowers are a sublimely seasonal way to elevate your confections. Keep scrolling for our favorite floral treats.

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Photography by PEONY LIM

Sugared Elderflower Bundt Cake

This airy bundt cake—adorned with sugared gooseberries, red currants, blueberries, lavender, elderflower, and rose petals—is a delightful addition to any springtime celebration.

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Photography by PAPER & STITCH

Color Blocked Chocolate Bark With Edible Flower Sprinkles

This color blocked chocolate bark is almost too pretty to eat. But the tasty triad (white chocolate, edible flowers, and sprinkles) is simply too delicious to resist.

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Photography by ASCENSION KITCHEN

Rosey Rocky Road

Plant-based foodies will love these rosey rocky road squares, made with raw cacao and cacao butter, rose water, dried cherries, and macadamia nuts.

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Photography by JERRY JAMES STONE

Champagne & Flower Popsicles

Bursting with bubbles and edible blooms, these champagne and flower pops are an ultra-chic way to cool down as the weather heats up.  

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Photography by FIX FEAST FLAIR

Ginger-Rose Shortbread

Talk about a crowd-pleaser! Zesty, floral, and oh so tasty, these ginger-rose shortbread cookies are the ultimate potluck dessert recipe.

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Photography by WIDE OPEN EATS

White Chocolate-Lavender Fudge

This four-ingredient fudge (white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and lavender) is simple to make—and tastes simply perfect. And did we mention it makes a sublime gift?

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Photography by LOVE & OLIVE OIL

Almond Fairy Cakes With Candied Borage Flowers

Candied borage flowers add a touch of whimsy to these almond fairy cakes. For those who aren’t familiar with fairy cakes, they’re basically the daintier, lighter, spongier cousin of a cupcake.

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Photography by LEELA CYD VIA ELLE DECOR

Sugar Cookies With Edible Flowers

Sugar cookies are already irresistible. Add some petals, and you’ve got yourself a pretty perfect dessert—that’s totally party-ready.

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Photography by THE MERRY THOUGHT

Floral Donuts With Blood Orange & Lemon Ginger Glaze

These glazed donuts—topped with edible flowers—are a dreamy addition to any dessert table. Think: Easter and Mother’s Day brunch.