We’re really excited to finally start blogging over here at Lew Robertson Photography. We’re a studio specializing in food and beverage photography. We have a lot of exciting things planned for this blog, some behind the scenes shooting, how to organize props, interviews with some amazing food and prop stylists, thoughts on stock photography, some beautiful imagery that hopefully inspires, and recipes! I should mention now, we’re a studio that LOVES dogs, we have 3 that live here full time, and many friends that stop in along the day. Look for some fun photos of our furry friends!
Now onto our first Recipe ever!
These are super simple and can be used to decorate any dessert!
egg whites, beaten until frothy
coarse or super fine sugar
100 proof vodka
Use edible flowers and petals (preferably organic and not from a flower shop or garden center, as they are usually sprayed with pesticides.)
Add a few drops of vodka to the beaten egg whites (this will help the flowers dry more quickly), then paint each flower or petal individually with mixture. When coated, sprinkle sugar evenly over flowers, and let dry on wire rack.
When flowers are dry, they will be stiff to the touch.
For a more delicate look, use superfine sugar; or opt for a more textured look using coarse sugar.
Store dried petals in an airtight container and freeze for up to a year. They are wonderful to keep on hand to dress up a simple store bought cake.