These Dreamy Flower Jellies Are Almost Too Pretty To Eat

A flower jelly cake at La Floraison
A flower jelly cake at La Floraison | image courtesy of La Floraison

NYC Food & Drink Editor

The newest dazzling dessert poised to take over Instagram is the flower jelly cake from La Floraison, a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
The jellies are similar in form to a raindrop cake, but with exquisite and surprisingly realistic 3D flower shapes encased within: roses, chrysanthemums, and sakura blossoms, each in an array of colors.
Our curiosity piqued, we reached out to the cafe to find out how these stunning treats are created. Co-founder Jennifer Lam told us they’re made with agar-agar for the jelly base, while the flower petals are formed using coconut milk. Each flower jelly takes nine minutes to create.
Lam describes the flavor as “coconut with a subtle sweetness for the cake.” It’s firmer and chewier in texture than a raindrop cake, she says: “Raindrop cakes have almost no taste and their flavor comes from the soybean flour and sugar syrup, whereas our jelly cake is actually quite strong in coconut smell as well as a scent of the flower too—i.e., rose jelly cake would have the smell of rose in it.” The cafe also plans to soon offer sauces served on the side for those who prefer a stronger flavor.
Feast your eyes on these gorgeous jellies.
Almost too pretty to eat! 🌹✨ Tried the Ombre #roseflowerjelly with the gorgeous @cvnthiacho 💕
A post shared by Angela 🌙 (@angelakwan__) on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:27am PDT
Rose jelly cake💕💕It’s too beautiful to cut it! 這完全滿足了我那顆小小少女心!#instafood#rosejellycake#beautiful#pink#instadaily
A post shared by Shelley Ho (@shelleyho24) on May 9, 2017 at 6:16am PDT
#LaFloraison Just love the gradients 💓💓💓 #3dprinting #printedcoffee #flowerjelly #flowercupcakes #flowermacarons #tea #hightea #floral #lightedflowerwall #flowerceiling #floralheaven
A post shared by La Floraison (@lafloraisonau) on May 3, 2017 at 2:14am PDT
Sakura🌸 Jelly Cake from @lafloraisonau (opening officially soon) ~ a light and refreshing dessert reminiscent of the Japanese water drop cake, but much prettier! 😍 // #followme #yummy #delicious #nomnom #eeeeeats #lafloraison #sakura #blossomjelly #dessertporn #sydneyfoodshare #sydneyfoodbloggers #sydneyfoodie #melbournefoodie #hkfoodie #sgfoodies #먹스타그램 #맛있다 #美味しい #相機食先 #foodpornshare #foodphoto #foodstyling #foodstagram #foodblog #dailyfoodfeed #igerssydney #sydneycafe #sydneyfood #sydneyeats #호주
A post shared by Ian (이안) (@setinq) on Apr 15, 2017 at 7:05pm PDT
#lafloraison
A post shared by Yilin Liu (@yilinliuyl) on Apr 22, 2017 at 5:11pm PDT
Flipping my cookies over Chrysanthemum Floral Jelly in the most bougiest cafe. #floraljelly #chrysanthemum #floral #dapper #traveller #adventuretime #wanderlust #dapper #explorewithme #everydayisagreatday #menstyle #livesimply #dessert #luxury #stayclassy #hipster #gopro #like4like #followforfollow #luxurygoods #luxury #blingbling #treatyoself #cafe #style #instafood #bougie #dapperedman #foodporn
A post shared by Jon Chris (@jonchris10) on May 9, 2017 at 12:43am PDT
I’m curious!!! How can they put flower inside the jelly??? Amazing art work #jellyflower #lilgirlalwayshungry #loveeatingout #lovewhatidobest #sydneyfoodblog #instapics #instafoodies #artoffood #desserttable #morningtea #lafloraison #regentplacesydney
A post shared by Art Of Food Love To Taste (@8nam_som_kun8) on May 13, 2017 at 5:07am PDT
Another novelty dessert.. cute though.. – – – – – – – #prettyjello #dessert #jelly #cutedessert #flowerjelly #sydneycafes #sydneycbd #lafloraison #sydneyeats #cafehopping #weekenddegustation
A post shared by Monica (@onics0) on May 13, 2017 at 2:43am PDT
プルカワ♡珈琲プリント#sydney#sakura#jelly#jellycake#instagood#instadaily #lovely#rosegreentea#printedcoffee#cafe#プルプル#かわいい#歯応え最高
A post shared by @saaattto on May 14, 2017 at 7:50am PDT
Rose. Chrysanthemum. Sakura. #flower #cake #yum
A post shared by Vinh Ha (@vinh_ha) on May 16, 2017 at 7:31am PDT
#LaFloraison It’s #jellytime 🌸🌸🌸❤️❤️❤️ Photo credit @paulpayasalad 👏👏👏 #3dprinting #printedcoffee #flowerjelly #flowercupcakes #flowermacarons #tea #hightea #floral #lightedflowerwall #flowerceiling #floralheaven
A post shared by La Floraison (@lafloraisonau) on May 15, 2017 at 11:56pm PDT

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