INSIDE: Everything you need to know about buying dried edible flowers for cakes and more
Looking for a big list of shops, local farmers markets, farm gate providores, or online stores that sell freeze dried edible flowers for cakes and other baking or cooking uses?
You’ve found it.
The ultimate guide on WHERE to buy dried edible flowers in Australia.
See below for details.
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- 1 THE INSIDE SCOOP: Where to buy dried edible flowers in Australia.
- 2 No.1: Petite Ingredients
- 3 No.2: Simply Rose Petals
- 4 No.3: The Essential Ingredient
- 5 No.4: Biopackaging Company
- 6 No.5: Austral Herbs
- 7 No.6: Barefoot Farm Byron Bay
- 8 No.7: Saffron and More
- 9 No.8: Edible Flowers on ETSY
- 10 No.9: Grow your own edible flowers
- 11 Hot tip: The Art of Edible Flowers by Rebecca Sullivan
- 12 Looking for more fun food ideas?
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Where to buy dried edible flowers in Australia.
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FAQ before we begin.
- Are dried flowers edible? Only non-poisonous organic ones, or ones without sprays.
- Can you dry edible flowers? Yes. A few hours on low heat in a food dehydrator will do the trick.
- How long do dried edible flowers last? Depending on where you buy them, up to 2 years shelf life is normal.
- Are dried lavender flowers edible? Yes, if you buy them from one of these suppliers.
- Are dried hibiscus flowers edible? Yes, ditto above.
No.1: Petite Ingredients
This is the go-to store for edible flowers in Australia.
They stock ALL the best edible flower colours and flower types.
Their dried edible flowers for sale includes:
- dried edible confetti
- dried organic edible primrose
- dried organic edible cornflower (white, pink or aubergine colour)
- dried organic edible linaria (purple edible flower, blue and yellow too)
- dried organic edible pelargonium in red
- dried organic edible dianthus
- dried edible rose petals for cakes in red, pink, cream, fire, yellow, and candy stripe
- dried edible Johnny jump ups
- organic dried edible calendula
- organic dried edible viola
- dried organic edible marigold flowers
- dried edible lavender
- dried organic edible snap dragon
- dried edible rocket flower
- dried edible miniature rose petals
- dried organic flowers – edible pelargonium flowers
- dried edible elderflower
- dried edible fennel pollen
Our favourite edible dried flowers for cake decorating definitely include the crystallised violets (and crystallised rose petals), and the dried organic edible rose petals in YELLOW!
For something extra special, there’s also pink rose sugar, and lilac coloured violet sugar to sprinkle on top!
Hot tip: Petite Ingredients is also ONE of the best places to buy fresh edible flowers.
No.2: Simply Rose Petals
Simply Rose Petals is proud to be Australia’s FIRST edible rose petal supplier.
Their dried edible flower collection includes:
- a mixed box of “Vivid Colour” dried edible flowers
- organic freeze dried edible pansies
- organic dried edible rose petals in pink, red, baby pink, black and white, orange, and pink tipped variations
- organic begonia freeze dried edible flowers
- organic freeze dried edible violas
- organic freeze dried dianthus flowers
- organic freeze dried fuchsia flowers
- organic freeze dried snapdragons
- organic freeze dried marigold flowers
- organic freeze dried dahlia flowers
- organic freeze dried black cornflowers
- organic freeze dried edible miniature roses
- organic freeze dried organic daisies
Check out their collection of freeze dried rose petals, and fresh edible rose petals too.
No.3: The Essential Ingredient
Their best selling dried edible flower mix – Salade de fleurs or Flower Salad – is made up of:
- French Marigolds
- Cornflower, and
- Rose petals.
Use this to decorate cakes, desserts, biscuits, cocktails.
Or throw a handful into your next green salad to add a royal touch to your meal!
Other favourites include:
- Dried rose petals
- Crystallised rose petals
- Crystallised violets
- Dried edible confetti
- Crystallised rose nibs
No.4: Biopackaging Company
This Australian eco company sells a range edible flowers and chocolate, plus all the sustainable party goods and tableware.
Their dried edible flower petals are vibrant and bright, so make the perfect colour pop for cake decoration, drinks and food.
- blue edible cornflower petals
- red edible organic rose petals
- edible pink organic rose petals
- edible organic calendula petals (yellow)
- edible rosebuds
- edible organic hibiscus flowers (dried rosella flower petals)
- edible mallow flower decorations in dark blue
- edible lavendar
- edible butterfly pea flower decorations blue dye (to make those lovely blue and purple teas and drinks)
Plus they have a red, yellow and blue edible flower sampler park if you want a quick selection of different colours.
No.5: Austral Herbs
Austral Herbs sell organic dried flowers and petals to use in therapeutic teas, as well as on your salads, on your cakes, and in your cocktails and iced drinks.
From A to Z, find:
- dried arnica flowers
- dried blue butterfly pea flowers
- dried calendula flowers
- dried calendula petals
- dried camomile flowers
- dried chrysanthemum flowers
- dried cornflower petals (blue, purple or white)
- dried dandelion flowers
- dried elderflower petals
- dried hawthorn leaf and flower
- dried heather flower
- dried hibiscus flower (rosellas)
- dried hops flower
- dried jasmine buds and flowers
- dried lavender flowers
- dried linden flowers
- dried lotus flowers
- dried mallow flowers (blue)
- dried red clover flowers
- dried rose buds in pink or red
- dried safflower petals
It’s a HUGE colourful selection!
No.6: Barefoot Farm Byron Bay
Barefoot Farm in the Byron hinterland makes two types of edible flowers.
These ones are a little bit special as they are dusted with EDIBLE 24ct GOLD LEAF too!
- Botanical Gold Blush – Red Rose Petals, Pink Rose Petals, Calendula, Jasmine flowers (pink & yellow hue)
- Botanical Gold Indigo – Red Rose Petals, Pink Rose Petals, Cornflowers, Mallow Flowers (blue hue)
Made with love in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Find them in person at the gorgeous Summerland House farm shop in Alstonville, not far from Byron Bay.
You’ll find plenty of other edible goodies at this farm produce shop in the Byron hinterland.
If you are a foodie, and love nothing better than gathering local produce on holiday, put this on your Byron Bay bucket list.
Take the little ones to experience the awesome adventure playground and water splash pad at Summerland House Farm too.
It’s definitely one of Byron Bay’s best days out for kids.
Hot tip: Macadamia Farm has fabulous coffee and a giant selection of local produce including macadamia sauces, macadamia nut butter, salad dressings, chocolate treats and more.
Also worth a stop to gather gifts and supplies.
No.7: Saffron and More
If you are looking for pesticide free rose dust powder, THIS is the spot.
Rose dust is as rare as gold, and just as beautiful.
Sprinkle it on top of your lassi yoghurt drinks, your coffee foam, your hot chocolate froth, and your smoothies.
They also sell a dried rose petal mix, and dried rose buds.
No.8: Edible Flowers on ETSY
It pays to have a quick look on ETSY for dried edible flowers.
There’s a heap of sellers although some will come from overseas.
No.9: Grow your own edible flowers
Buy a edible flowers kit and GROW YOUR OWN FLOWERS you can eat.
Most kits come complete with pots, plant labels, instructions, some kind of soil base, and seed varieties that will likely include some of these easy to grow edible flowers:
- Dianthus, and
Try these edible flower kits for starters:
Hot tip: The Art of Edible Flowers by Rebecca Sullivan
Looking for ideas of what to do with edible flowers?
Look no further.
Rebecca’s book is filled with recipes and ideas for floral salads (oh my, pretty and yum!), savoury dishes, desserts and drinks.
You can also try Botanical Baking by Juliet Sear.
This is a modern day baking book with how-to instructions on baking and cake decorating with edible flowers and herbs.
You’ll find meringue pops, macarons, cheesecakes, cake mix suggestions, and round doughnuts too.
Grab your cookie cutters!
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