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Crystallized Pansies

Yield 9 dozen flowers and 3 dozen leaves
Note: Crystallized Pansies may be prepared up to 48 hours ahead. Store in a cool, dry place.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 9 dozen pansies (orange, yellow, white)
  • 3 dozen pansy leaves
  • 1 (16-ounce) package superfine sugar

How to Make It

  1. Beat powdered sugar, meringue powder, and 1 cup water in a large mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer 4 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

  2. Brush meringue powder mixture on petals and leaves; sprinkle with superfine sugar. Let stand on wire racks 24 hours.