One of the magnificent shrubs that has a brilliant colour and scent in early spring is Lilac. I made a sweet in a shape of Lilac flowers a little earlier, however, could not manage to write and edit it until now. Its flower comes out around at the beginning of May, so this post is basically one month late. I am sorry about that. Once the spring season starts everything in a garden grows so quickly. When you have some events and engagements it is very difficult to catch up and that is my excuse for delaying to publish this article.
Anyway, it’s the exactly same case as my recent post of Choisya that I wanted to make a sweet of Lilac every spring. It produces such a wonderful scent at the front of my garden and I really had to create it into a sweet. I have two types of Lilac in my garden. The one near my back door has white flowers and the other shrub gets purple flowers so it took a while to decide how I was going to produce the design of Lilac flowers and which colour I should use. I probably love white flower shrub more. Thit is because white flowers have the sweeter smell and the purple one (Syringa vulgaris) is quite vigorous. However, when one says ‘Lilac colour’ it means light purple colour so I had to go for the purple one this time.
Here is my Lilac sweet in Lilac colour.
Originally I wanted to make a much simpler design with just a few small flowers, however, as you will probably understand if you see how Lilac gets flowers it was unavoidable not to create flowers in a clump and my sweet ended up like the one in the photos.
Actually creating this shape with many small flowers was quite difficult. It doesn’t look right from any angle.
The sweet material was mainly coloured by adding Purple Sweet Potato ‘Ube’ powder. It is Vegan and Gluten free.
It is completely out of Lilac season now and some other later flowering plants are in full bloom at the moment instead. I really have to hurry catching up with nature’s flowering speed.😊