Learn to cook with edible flowers in Juliet Sear's newest cookbook Botanical Baking.
Edible flowers are super popular in the baking world right now and Juliet Sear's latest cookbook will show you how to make gorgeous floral bakes that taste as good as they look. Botanical Baking is celebrity baker Juliet Sear's fourth cookbook The Cake Decorating Bible, Cakeology and Kawaii Cakes.
In her newest book, Juliet shows you exactly how to use edible flowers, herbs and botanicals in your cakes and bakes. She begins with an overview of which flowers are edible and great for flavour as well as how to use, preserve, store and apply them, including pressing, drying and crystallising flowers and petals. Juliet then walks you step-by-step through the creation of 30 beautiful botanical cakes that showcase edible flowers and herbs. The bakes include top trends such as a confetti cake, a cupcake wreath, a gin and tonic cake, floral chocolate bark, a semi-naked cake, caketails (cocktails made of cake) and more.
Read on to try three recipes from Botanical Baking by Juliet Sear.
Ultimate Vegan Choc Cake
"This recipe came about because of my daughter, Ruby. Since becoming vegan a couple of years ago she has really missed a good gooey chocolate fudge cake. We started experimenting and after several attempts, we think we nailed it with a cake that is delicious, whether you are vegan or not."
Try the recipe here.
Gin And Tonic Caketails
"I love these playful desserts – my take on a layered style jar cake, or a trifle and cocktail combo. They are perfect for parties and with the violas suspended in the jelly, so beautiful! These are quite labour intensive, but to cut out a stage you can use a store-bought curd and add some colouring."
Get the recipe here.
"Complement the special cupcakes with these decadent tartlets – a crisp hazelnut case brimming with glorious ganache and topped with flowers."
Try the recipe here.
Recipes extracted from: BOTANICAL BAKING: Contemporary baking and cake decorating with edible flowers and herbs by Juliet Sear. Published by SewandSo. RRP £16.99/€19.00. Photography by Jason Jenkins.