These Dreamy Flower Jellies Are Almost Too Pretty To Eat

A flower jelly cake at La Floraison | image courtesy of La Floraison
A flower jelly cake at La Floraison | image courtesy of La Floraison
Photo of Kathryn Maier
Nyc Food & Drink Editor22 May 2017

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 💕

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Rose. Chrysanthemum. Sakura. #flower #cake #yum

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