Carnation Petals Spice Up Desserts, Salads and Liqueurs

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Are carnations an edible flower?

Carnation Petals Spice Up Desserts, Salads and Liqueurs

Carnations are an edible flower. The petals of carnations have been used since the 1600s to make a French liqueur known as Chartreuse. Today, you can steep carnation petals in wine and use them as candy or as decorations on cakes and desserts. The miniature dianthus petals taste like nutmeg and clove. These can be added to salads to add spice and color.



8/14/2007 1:33:11 PM
Elaine Kaufman said:

I used pink carnation petals on a chocolate bunt cake to make it festive for a girl friend'd birthday. It really looked great.


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