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Candied lemon slices are so pretty on top of cakes and are ridiculously easy. Try this easy tutorial and learn how to candy lemon slices for yourself!
I have been searching for easy and beautiful ways to decorate cakes and cupcakes.
I wanted something completely edible that can hide imperfections in my frosting skills. These lemon slices are amazingly simple to make and helped me accomplish my goal.
One batch helped give my cupcakes the perfect finishing touch!
Candied Lemon Slices
How to candy lemon slices:
- Wash your lemons well. Slice thin.
- Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook just until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add your lemon slices. Simmer until the lemon slices are translucent.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and cool completely.
What are candied lemon slices used for?
How long do candied lemon slices last?
Candied lemon slices can last up to six months if stored properly. I have never had them around longer than 1 week.
How To Candy Lemon Slices
Candied lemon slices are so pretty on top of cakes or cupcakes and are ridiculously easy. Try this easy tutorial and learn how to candy lemon slices.
- 2 lemons washed and sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Combine the water and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook until all of the sugar is dissolved.
Add you lemon slices and simmer until slightly translucent in color, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat with a slotted spoon and place on a lined tray.
Allow to dry for 24 hours.
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