I’ve seen them used with edible flowers on pinterest. But unfortunately a combination of the fact that our garden is like a barren wasteland after a very wet winter… and that I can kill even artificial flowers meant no chance of edible flowers from there.
You can buy them on line, they are muchos expensive. Great for a wedding, but a bit much just for an easy dinner party.
n.b. You can eat any non poisonous flowers so long as you are sure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides. This rules out any of the supermarket and garden centre flowers. We did consider using herbs, but the plain green didn’t look quite right.
So… we made chocolate carrots instead.
Didn’t really work out the way we wanted, and took sooooo much more time than I had thought.
But once you’ve started, you kind of have to keep going.
We found a chocolate carrot mould on Amazon, and made the carrot shapes. (This part was easy – about 5 minutes)…then we tried to add the colour.
We couldn’t colour the chocolate before it went in the mould, so had to paint it on…..with only marginal success….. (if anyone can tell me a better method, i’d love to know).
Of course we then found some chocolate carrot decorations already made in the supermarket….by wheres the fun and lost 2 hours in that!
Finally, chocolate carrots made and assembled, we made the chocolate mouse.
To make the base earth for the pots, we made chocolate mousse (I use the Elizabeth David Recipe).
We made this is a separate bowl, and spooned it in when set, as the pots have “drainage holes” and we were worried it would ooze out.
180g good quality chocolate (70% bittersweet is best)
6 medium eggs
4 teaspoons of sugar (adjust to taste)