Spring Bouquet Popsicles

by Marla on April 23, 2012 · 140 comments

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I must tell you a little bit about how this flowers in popsicles thing happened. I was driving my kids to school and I said “mommy wants to make popsicles, what flavors can you pleeeease dream up for me?” Before I knew it delightful + tantalizing ideas were dancing around. All of a sudden my daughter screamed out FLOWER POPSICLES!!

And that is how this all happened.

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I often dream up wild ideas for popsicles.

You guys have been huge fans of my Lemonade Cucumber Spa Pops. Those make you feel like you are at the spa even when you are not. My Spring Bouquet Pops can whisk you away to a fancy shower, tea party or wedding…even if you are at work in your photo studio 12 hours a day!

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These are super fun for warm spring and summer days.

Spring Bouquet Popsicles | FamilyFreshCooking.com
They would be a fun and surprising treat served at a bridal or baby shower.

You can customize the colors of the flowers to suit the color theme of your party.

Spring Bouquet Popsicles | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Do you think a bride could walk down the aisle holding a bouquet of popsicle flowers?

Perhaps…if she doesn’t mind them dripping on her wedding gown…

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You can also write sweet little messages on the popsicle sticks.

Like this…

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Just be sure whatever flowers you use are indeed edible and organic.

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I used these Star Ice Pop molds. In case you want the same ones.

What flavor are these pops? I flavored them with orange blossom water and sweetened them with my sugar-free stevia drops.

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Have you ever had edible flowers? They are such a fun, colorful and surprising way to add uniqueness to a recipe.

What is your favorite popsicle flavor?

Spring Bouquet Popsicles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 6 popsicles

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Spring Bouquet Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Cold Water
  • 1 ounce Orange Blossom Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Plain Stevia Drops or your favorite natural sweetener to taste (Honey would be great too) I used one full dropper of stevia.
  • a handful of Organic Edible Flowers, rinsed and remove petals

Method

  • Have pop molds handy and make sure you have room in your freezer. Combine water, orange blossom water and lemon juice. Sweeten to taste. Pour mixture into molds. Freeze without sticks and petals for about 1 hour. Remove from freezer and add flower petals. You can push them into the molds with the help of a long, skinny spoon or pop stick. Make sure the flowers are scattered throughout the pops. Add sticks and freeze for 2-3 hours more until solid.
  • Notes
  • You can use dixie cups or purchase pop molds at our Amazon.com store
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1 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free April 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

I love this! How fun :D And your daughter looks super cute holding them. Why have flower bouquets for a wedding when you can have popsicles?

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2 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

Alex, I completely agree. With these pops you have both!!

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3 Lori @ RecipeGirl April 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

So incredibly pretty!!!

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4 Amanda April 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

So fun!

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5 Erin @ Brownie Bites April 23, 2012 at 6:55 am

Oh my goodness!! These are beautiful! I imagine them to have such a fresh, light taste as well. Thank you for sharing!

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6 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

Erin, a very fresh + light flavor. I adore orange blossom water. Love it in food and my skin care as well!

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7 Maria April 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

So pretty!

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8 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots April 23, 2012 at 7:23 am

How refreshing and beautiful! I could go for one right now. :D

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9 HeatherChristo April 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

You have outdone yourself Marla!

These are so insanely gorgeous. I am obsessed with edible flowers and make ice cubes all of the time- but popsicles NEVER occurred to me! genius.

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10 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

Heather…thank you!! Coming from you that means soooooo much. Love the idea of putting the edible flowers in ice cubes for summer cocktails & cute kiddo drinks.

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11 Kristen April 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

These are my favorite pictures of yours, ever. So lovely!

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12 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

Thank you Kristin!! Makes my day coming from you :)

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13 Kathy - Panini Happy April 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

Those are beyond gorgeous. Trying to think if we have any summer weddings or baby showers to go to this summer…if we do, I’m sending them a recommendation!

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14 Marla April 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thank you Kathy!! I hope someone out there will make these for a party :)

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15 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

These are the prettiest popsicles I have EVER seen! Marla, they are just genius and SO beautiful! And so are your kiddos :)

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16 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] April 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

These are gorgeous, Marla! They photograph so well and I am sure they taste amazing.

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17 Rosa April 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

Oh, they are so pretty! A marvelous creation. What a beautiful bouquet…

Cheers,

Rosa xx

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18 MikeVFMK April 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

Stunning Marla. Amazing idea and equally beautiful images captured. This has me dreaming up other spring ideas. Really great post, M!

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19 Marla April 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Mike I can only wonder what wonderful ideas you will be dreaming up for us this spring and summer. Can’t wait!!

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20 Andrea DiGeronimo April 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

Oh my! Gorgeous!!! These are so creative and beautiful! For sure they should be featured in every major food and interior decorator magazine! Love your pictures and the color is so inspiring. xxoo

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21 Yvette ~ Muy Bueno April 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Gorgeous! I’m loving this idea! And your daughter is sooo beautiful ;)

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22 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

Marla, these pops are SO beautiful as is your photography for them! I bet your kids were just over the moon for these little cuties. Now, to find some edible flowers and a popsicle mold…

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23 Catherine McCord April 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

These are GORGEOUS! The pictures are to die for, wow!

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24 susan April 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

these are so pretty, Marla!

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25 Judy April 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

Marla, your Popsicles are amazing. You stepped out of the box and created something outstanding, beautiful and delicious. They are sure to be a big hit and loved by many. Congratulation!

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26 Marla April 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Judy, it is no fun unless I take big leaps out of the box. So glad you had so much fun with this post!

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27 Nisha April 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

omg. omg. omg. :-o
gorgeous popsicles. gorgeous pictures.
creative daughter. innovative mother.
edible flowers? wow, never heard.
love the photos, marla!
you can tell i’m excited to see this post! :D

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28 Marla April 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I can tell Nisha!! So glad I could dazzle the senses. Was a blast putting this one together for all of you :)

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29 Angie April 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Amazingly beautiful!! What a fabuous idea! Perfect for a bridal shower or little girls’s birthday party! I adore the picture of your sweet girl in black and white with her beautiful colorful bouquet of flowers. You’ve done it again!!!

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30 Kristina Vanni April 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

How gorgeous and springy! Beautiful way to ring in the new season!

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31 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

Gorgeous photos! I love the pink color, it’s so elegant and shabby sheek looking.

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32 Marla April 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Jennifer, my favorite way to decorate is Shabby Chic. I am a Rachel Ashwell junkie! Agreed, these pops channel that love :)

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33 Kathryn April 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

These are just stunning, what a perfect idea and so beautifully captured.

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34 Nicole {Sweet Peony} April 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the bright pop of colors from the flowers. Simply beautiful!!!

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35 Susan @ OurFamilyEats.com April 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

Adorable! And they sound so refreshing. I love the idea for serving them at a wedding shower. My daughter would go nuts for these – think I’ll be looking for edible flowers at the farmer’s market next weekend.

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36 Prerna@IndianSimmer April 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

What a cute cute idea! LOVE it. I am sure my little one would appreciate a lavender or rose Popsicle. Bookmarked!
And WOW at all the photographs specially the one with your little girl holding the popsicles in B&W. gorgeous all the way! :-)

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37 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Prena, it was a toss up between the rose water and the orange blossom. Both would be amazing!

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38 Winnie April 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

These are fantastic! And your daughter is so pretty.

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39 Kitchen Belleicious April 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

hands down the most beautiful popsicles i have ever seen! Pinning these now!

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40 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Jessica, your oatmeal cookies are looking mighty tasty too!!

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41 Katie {Epicurean Mom} April 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

Stunning! Simply stunning!! Your daughter is a genius, brilliant idea!

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42 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thanks Katie, I think these pops would go very well served at a spring or summer party with your berry sangria recipe!

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43 Jan @ Family Bites April 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

LOVE these! They are so beautiful and perfect for a spring party.

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44 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen April 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Absolutely stunning! Almost too pretty to eat…almost :) Gotta Pin it!

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45 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Thanks for the pin Valerie, yes fun to gaze upon but gotta be eaten so they don’t melt away ;)

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46 Ambika April 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

So pretty Marla!! And your daughter looks uber cute in that pic! She looks so much like you!

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47 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Thanks Ambika! I’ll take that as a huge compliment :)

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48 Lisa Leake April 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Super cute Marla! I think I’ll have to start writing messages on our popsicle sticks, too :)

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49 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Oh Lisa, you must write little messages. A teeny tiny special touch :)

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50 Jeanette April 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Beautiful Marla – what a great Mom!

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51 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Thanks Jeanette, as are you ~ a GREAT mom!!

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52 Alisha Bowers April 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Can I ask what flowers you put in your Popsicles?!?!?!?

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53 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Alisha, they are organic edible flowers that I got at Whole Foods ~ I do not know the exact varieties. They have a very mild floral flavor and pair very well with the orange blossom water.

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54 Sara{OneTribeGourmet} April 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Marla, what a dreamy & beautiful post! love love the idea of flower Popsicle, your kids are geniuses! Gorgeous photography! Bravo!

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55 Marla April 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Thanks Sara! I was totally going for dreamy. So glad it translated!! xo

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56 Marla April 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Thanks so much Sara, I will tell my daughter you applaud her idea :)

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57 Rikki April 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

These are the most gorgeous popsicles I have ever seen. Such a beautiful idea for summer! And another good reason to try edible flowers!!

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58 Marla April 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Thanks Rikki!! Coming from you that means a whole bunch.

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59 Krista April 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Reminds me of an afternoon tea party. They are so whimsical and fun!

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60 Marla April 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Thanks Krista, I think these would be sooooo fun served at a tea party!

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61 Chris April 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I absolutely love this! And your photography, wow! Just beautiful!

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62 Angela April 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Just beautiful–and absolutely stunning photos, Marla.

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63 Sanjeeta kk April 24, 2012 at 2:16 am

With your blog posts, Spring is around the whole year..just can’t get enough from the awesome pictures you clicks, Marla! How colorful and sweet smelling these Popsicle would be..wonderful idea.

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64 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 24, 2012 at 3:10 am

What a creative idea she had, they look beautiful!

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65 Joanne April 24, 2012 at 3:37 am

These would be so perfect for bridal showers or weddings! Or, you…just as an every day kinda thing when you want to pamper yourself. :P Gorgeous!

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66 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes April 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

Popsicles have never looked more beautiful!

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67 Bree April 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

Love it! They are beautiful and I am sure tasty too. Brilliant!

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68 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

super pretty! Love these

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69 Antonia @ healthinspirations April 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

This is such a wonderful idea. I need to plan a summer party soon so I can make these for my friends. And as always your photography is beautiful!

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70 Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings April 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

i just made similar ice pops like these but with orange blossom water and Prosecco! i love your star mold!!! so pretty!

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71 Esi April 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

These are GORGEOUS!

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72 Jen at The Three Little Piglets April 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

That is such a creative idea! And they are so beautiful!

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73 Cookin' Canuck April 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Love these pretty popsicles, Marla! Plus, I am totally digging that black and white shot of your daughter holding the colored popsicles.

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74 Donna April 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

YOU are the cleverest mom ever!

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75 Javelin Warrior April 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I’m so impressed with these popsicles – simple, elegant, and yet rustic. I’ve never seen flowers used this way before, so thank you for the inspiration. I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

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76 FFC April 27, 2012 at 5:18 am

Such a fun round up of goodies! Thanks for including my pops :)

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77 cookingrookie April 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

These popsicles are just amazing! So fresh and happy!

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78 FFC April 27, 2012 at 5:18 am

Thanks so much!! Fresh and happy are always in style over here :)

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79 bridget {bake at 350} April 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

MARLA!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! And your daughter is the perfect model. I want to live in your world! :)

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80 Jean (lemons and anchovies) April 29, 2012 at 8:36 am

These are the most beautiful things I’ve seen all week and what a brilliant idea! Gorgeous, gorgeous!

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81 Diane {Created by Diane} April 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

they are so beautiful and so is your daughter!

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82 Monica May 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm

OMG, I love the pictures of these fabulous flower popsicles. I NEED to pin this!

Thank you!

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83 EA-The Spicy RD May 3, 2012 at 6:46 am

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Almost too pretty to eat, and I love the vivid colors. Pinning this right now for a summer project with my kids!

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84 j.s. May 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm

why is there such a high alcohol content in the orange water? Should this really be given to kids?

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85 Marla May 27, 2012 at 6:05 am

Hi, thank you so much for bringing my attention to that link to orange blossom water. The one I used I bought at Whole Foods and has no alcohol. Similar to this one… http://astore.amazon.com/familyfreshcooking-20/detail/B000LQJ6DK

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86 Kathy Patalsky May 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

pretty!!!

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87 Tina Birkett May 31, 2012 at 9:28 am

These popsicles are beautiful and your photography is stunning!

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88 FairlyOddMother June 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

Amazing. Genius. Breathtaking. Innovative. Stunning. Gorgeous. Inspiring. Beautiful. I’m in l-o-v-e. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous creation! I am really wowed by this one!

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89 FairlyOddMother June 4, 2012 at 6:01 am

ps – just started following you here. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

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90 Marla June 4, 2012 at 6:07 am

Thanks so much!! What a sweet comment to wake up to. I look forward to sharing such FUN with you too :) ~m

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91 Rena June 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

Incredible!

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92 Kocinera July 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever referred to popsicles as “lovely” before, but these are exactly that! The flowers make them look so elegant and summery. Love it!

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93 Marla July 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Thank you so much!! I had so m much fun creating these pops ~ so glad you like them too :)

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94 Katie July 18, 2012 at 3:30 am

Those are just gorgeous! What a beautiful idea, and yes, they’d be perfect for a wedding or a bridal shower. Thanks for sharing!

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95 Ana-Maria July 18, 2012 at 4:06 am

This looks so whimsical! Such an original idea and such beautiful photos!

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96 Dawn R July 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

Absolutely beautiful! I’ve never seen anything like this before–so unique. Your photos are stunning.

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97 Regina @ Margarita Bloom July 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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98 Yajna September 16, 2012 at 12:53 am

Hey Marla! I really luv this recipe and I really would luv to know where you get edible flowers from? :)

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99 Marla September 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

Yajna, I purchased mine at Whole Foods :)

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100 Lorie April 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I am speechless at how Gorgeous these are! Just Beautiful…

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101 Susan Hughes April 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Hello! What Fun! I just wanted to let you know that I have featured this post on my Blog. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, so please follow the link and notify me if anything in the post is not to your liking!
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Thanks!
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102 Cathy Wilkinson Barash June 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

What a great and gorgeous idea. However, be sure to research flowers for edibility before using – or photographing them. Unfortunately, the flowers highlighted here are Ranunculus (from your daughter holding a bouquet to decorating the popsicle stand). ALL PARTS OF RANUNCULUS, INCLUDING THE FLOWER, ARE POISONOUS. Although calendula petals are edible (used as a saffron substitute), you don’t eat the whole flower.

I wrote “Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate” back in 1993, but it is still considered the best reference (and cookbookj) on edible flowers by gardeners and chefs alike. If anyone is interested in an updated list of flowers, which includes common and botanical names, and description of flavor, email bloominggourmet@mchsi.com for a copy. There are more than 80 flowers on the list, and it is regularly updated.

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103 Erica June 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

These look awesome and delicious! I love how colorful they are while still keeping an elegance and simplicity. Such a great idea.

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104 mia July 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I made these for the 4th of July and my daughter and sister loved them. They have a light fragrant orange blossom taste. I did substitute sugar instead of stevia drops and they were still sweet and lovely. They were all very impressed with the beauty of the popsicles

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105 mia July 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Oh FYI, I got the edible flowers from Whole Foods in the section that carries fresh
rosemary and thyme herbs

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106 Nina March 19, 2014 at 11:39 am

Can yu tell me what yu are using the aluminum foil for?

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107 Marla March 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Great question! So I could stick in the popsicle stick & keep it from moving to the edges (keep it centered)

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