The Pin Junkie: How To Make Strawberry Roses

How To Make Strawberry Roses

How To Make Strawberry Roses

I think I have a thing for edible roses.  Last Valentine's day I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries that look like roses and this year I learned how to make a rose out of Hershey's kisses.  I pinned this idea for strawberry roses on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try.  Unfortunately, it's one of those pins that's a dead end when you click through, but luckily there was enough information in the image to give me a basic idea of what to do.  And after making a few of these strawberry roses, I can give you a few pointers and tips that worked for me.

How To Make A Strawberry Rose


First, I washed the strawberries, but I left the leaves on.  These will be the leaves for the roses. 

I used a good, sharp knife for slicing.

I started slicing the biggest strawberries first.  I actually liked the way the smaller strawberries looked when they were finished, but the bigger strawberries had more surface area and were easier to practice on.

The trick to making the petals is to slice down far enough to create some separation between the pieces of sliced strawberry, but not so far down that the strawberry falls apart.

I found out that it's best not to make the slices symmetrical, because the rose will end up looking boxy and square.  Start slicing on the outside of the strawberry, then turn slightly and slice again working your way into the center of the strawberry.  Just keep slicing and turning, slicing and turning.

In the original pin, it looks like the skewer was inserted into the strawberry first, then sliced.  I tried that, but it didn't work for me.  I cut the strawberry first, then added the skewer because I liked being able to hold the strawberry on a work surface like the kitchen counter or a  cutting board while cutting and not having the skewer get in the way.

How To Make A Strawberry Rose

I hope you'll give these strawberry roses a try.  They look complicated and a little intimidating, but they're not.  It might take two or three strawberries to practice and learn how to do it, but don't worry, the mess ups taste just as good as the pretty ones!

These strawberries are certainly a healthier option, but if you still want something made with chocolate, check out these chocolate covered strawberry roses.  In fact, I'm thinking the two versions of these strawberry roses would be really pretty together.

chocolate-covered-strawberry-rose




Today's strawberry roses were inspired by this pin.


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28 comments:

  1. Ah, I just bought 2 lbs of strawberries last night and was looking for something fun to do with them. Pinned these - they're adorable & so easy!

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  2. Even though I am such a V-day hater, this is such a creative and pretty idea- I'm going to link to it tomorrow (I link things I think are pretty on Fridays).

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  3. I love this! What a beautiful idea! Stopping by from Freedom Fridays and pinning to Pinterest!

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  4. These are so cool. And so perfect for Valentine's Day! And well they are perfect for bento boxes too!

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  5. Super cute!!! This is a lovely idea! ! Visiting from A Creative Princess Link Party! Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  6. Your strawberry roses are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tips for making them look so great. Pinning!

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  7. Love this idea! Sharing.
    visiting from Titus 2 Tuesdays

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  8. Oh goodness, these are TOO cute!

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  9. These are so pretty. I love strawberries.

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  10. I am also a Pinterest Junkie! These are beautiful! So glad I found you on Tip Me Tuesday Link Party!

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  11. What a great idea-and so lovely too! Thank you for sharing on The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

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  12. These look so great! I missed Valentine's Day, but I would love to make these for my mom on mother's day!!!!!
    Finding you from NY Melrose Family WhimsyWednesdays.

    Thanks for sharing! - Little Miss Dexterous

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  13. This is so fun! Love it.

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  14. I love these! Just stopping by to pin your cute roses from The retro repin party!

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  15. So lovely. I have always wanted to try to make these, but I think they would be lost on my guys.

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  16. I always love your creative roses and these are no exception. Love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Hi. I'm visiting from Think Tank Thursday. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I will definitely be trying this.

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  18. How pretty. I'm not sure if I have the skill to make these, but you do make me want to try. #CreativePrincessParty

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  19. These roses look so fancy and delicious. I think I'll try them as garnishes on the next cupcakes I bake!

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  20. Hi Bonnie. My sister shared your beautiful strawberry roses on Facebook, they're so pretty! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  21. These are gorgeous! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  22. I always wanted to know how to do this. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Sew Can Do link party. Pinning.

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  23. These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. You beautiful roses will be Featured this week.
    Angel

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  24. Such a cute and different idea to make rose Strawberries. Simple and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  25. These are soooo cute!! And much tastier then real flowers. ;)

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  26. I love your creative idea of rose making!

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  27. Pretty! We have featured you on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Hop over to check and to grab the Featured Button. http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2015/02/wake-up-wednesday-linky-57.html

    -Tanya

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