Faerie Cakes with Candied Violets

Spending Beltane in the kitchen this year?  Make it magical with these charming little faerie cakes.

beltane candied violet faerie cakes

Whimsical yet elegant, candied violets make a striking addition to love spells, wishing magic and faerie rituals.

Use candied violets in faerie cakes for a spring ritual, a “dressed up” cakes and ale or to serve at any spring gathering — especially Beltane!

beltane faerie cake

The best part is, they’re practically free!  If you’re in the Eastern US and you haven’t put down pesticide this year on your lawn, there’s a good chance your yard or a nearby one has wild violets in abundance.

violets

Go spend some time outdoors, bring a basket and gather those little beauties up for a Beltane with a splash of purple.

wild violet

Gather a clean, washed, dry paintbrush with a fine tip, an egg white, and some sugar.

eggs, paintbrush, sugar

Start by gently washing the violet blooms.  A spray bottle and a strainer work well for this, but be careful!  Even for flowers, wild violets are delicate!

washing violets

Allow them to dry on a paper towel.

wild violets

Dip the paintbrush in egg whites, and paint each blossom.

candied violets

Then sprinkle sugar on the violets.  Most recipes call for powdered sugar, but I use granulated because it reminds me of late frost.

sugar on violets

Finally, bake some cupcakes!

Any vanilla cupcake recipe will do, but make it from scratch.  The more you put into your ritual food, the more “fragrant” the magic of it.  Be connected to the process.

Bonus points for making the vanilla extract yourself.  Vanilla inspires passion in kitchen spells.   Here, we use it to wink and nod at Beltane’s celebration of “spring romance.”

Pipe on some cream cheese frosting and arrange violets in tiny “bouquets.”

beltane faerie cakes

beltane faerie cake

Serve and enjoy!

beltane cupcakes

mabon incense 3

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Advertisements

Litha at Moody Moons

Order now to cover all your Litha needs!

Click on the picture to view the product page.

Interested in Sun Magick?   This is the perfect time of year to try it and lucky for you, Moody Moons carries a gorgeous sun ritual kit.

sun magick altar kit

Check out Moody Moon’s Midsummer Oil, hand-blended with 100% organic essential oils and steeped in an olive oil base with Litha in mind.

midsummer oil

Long associated with the mythical world of woodland faeries, the Summer Solstice is said to be a time when delightful, mischievous spirits come out to play.

fairy incense

fairy charm

It’s also a great time to work with dreams and meditation.

dream salve

dream pillow

That’s all for now!  Get ready for the longest day of the year and plan your ritual in style.