― What do you send your favorite author to celebrate the launch of her/his new book? ∙ Why, flowers and candy, of course! ∙ The only way to top that would be candy flowers, which I’ve always wanted to make. ∙ This is how Paula Deen (love her!) does it, so it’s probably the recipe I’ll go with: ∙ Ingredients: ∙ 50-75 petals (depending on size) from organically grown roses ∙ 2 egg whites, broken up with a fork ∙ 2 cups sugar ∙ Directions [...].