These Edible Flowers Will Make Your Food Photos Prettier
Flowers can make any flat lay or a portrait shot look prettier. But did you know that they can also jazz up food photos? Sprinkling flower petals on salads, soups or desserts elevates homemade meals to totally enviable and Instagram-worthy dishes. Let your dishes exude class simply by choosing the right floral garnishes for them. Click through to find out which flowers have edible petals that add a splash of colour to your meals. These pretty picks can easily be found at your local wet market!
The deep hue of the hibiscus flower adds a gorgeous shade of red that seeps beautifully into your homemade teas. For a caffeine-free drink, steep fresh hibiscus petals in a pot of water and spike it with either spoonful of honey, lime or basil. Pour this gorgeous pink-hued drink over ice for a quick refresher to beat the heat. Your guests will go crazy over this pretty drink!
Adding tiny lavender stalks to your desserts adds a sophisticated taste and aroma to your bakes. For an extra classy breakfast, add some lavender flowers on your yogurt or oatmeal to transform the way you look at your bowl of breakfast every morning. Store some thoroughly-washed lavender flowers in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container so you can use it to garnish your dishes anytime!
The bright yellow flower turns your savoury meals into a bowl full of sunshine. These golden petals sit pretty on your bowl of rice and release a sweet fragrance as you nosh on occasional spoonfuls of chrysanthemum. Alternatively, steep a bunch of thoroughly washed chrysanthemum flowers in a pot of sweetened water for an uplifting afternoon tea!
Rose petals serve as a wonderful garnish for desserts. For a chic dessert, serve your guests pancakes with rose petals on top. Rose petals can also be dipped into melted dark chocolate for a quick afternoon snack. You no longer need to visit an expensive cafe if you can make your Sunday home brunches look this good!
Text: Divyata Raut / Shape Singapore / May 2018
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