A ‘how to’ guide to making frozen flower ice bowls with seasonal British blooms
Charlie / 11 December 2012
I don’t know about where you are, but it’s flipping freezing here! With these frosty days in mind, I wanted to share with you these beautiful ice bowl creations made by Anne-Marie at Forage For (she also grows flowers in her Suffolk garden for weddings so do check her out if you’re getting hitched in that part of the country).
Anne-Marie has been making these wonderful frozen ice bowls using her seasonal British flowers to decorate them. I love this idea and it’s so simple to create (just scroll down for the instructions) and could be made at any time through the year. Whether you made them for your wedding or for a party, I’m sure they would cause a bit of a stir!
Can’t you just imagine these as focal points on a dessert table filled with ice cream or a larger version could even keep your drinks cool. Anne-Marie filled this yellow chrysanthemum ice bowl with lemon sorbet to show you how they can be used.
The light comes through these frozen bowls so beautifully that I can imagine them filled with tealights at a frosty outdoor party. This ice bowl below is filled with daisies, larkspur, cosmos, gypsophila, nigella and scabious all in lovely shades of snow white, yellow and green.
So how do you go about making these ice flower bowls? Anne-Marie has got some simple instructions on how to create these at home:
It’s important to weigh down the small bowl otherwise (Anne-Marie recommends using a can of beans!) you’ll find it bobs up with the water beneath it and you won’t achieve the bowl shape. Finally, carefully place your bowls in the freezer and leave until the water has frozen with the flowers caught inside. Beautiful!
Based in Suffolk, Forage For are a seasonal cut flower and edible flower grower. Anne-Marie also dries her own confetti from the garden. Vintage and handmade items are also available to complement her flowers. Visit www.foragefor.co.uk or contact Annefirstname.lastname@example.org.
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