“Learn how to easily carve a strawberry into a rose! Perfect garnish idea for ice cream, cupcakes, fruit platters and dipping!”
Watch me make these easy strawberry roses from start to finish!
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Do you get excited around this time? I’ve never been one for Valentine’s Day but I do love all the red & pink goodies and flowers that pop-up everywhere around this time of year. So much lovey-doviness in the air.
I don’t think my husband and I have ever celebrated Valentine’s Day in all the 14 years we’ve been married. Not sure why. He really does an incredible job at making me feel cherished throughout the year so I guess that’s why I don’t make a big deal out of it. Hear that honey? Don’t start slacking!!!!
Since V-Day is right around the corner I thought now would be a perfect time to show you guys how to create some really easy strawberry roses. Now, you know if I’m doing a food “crafty” type tutorial then it’s GOT to be easy right? lol I’m so food craft challenged it’s not even funny! It’s an act of God that I even learned how to make cake pops or these chocolate covered pretzels!
Here’s 3 reasons why I LOVE LOVE LOVE these strawberry roses:
- These strawberry roses are easy! I can slice up one in a matter of seconds!
- They make simple stuff look all ooh la la! Use them to decorate cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, or to dip in melted chocolate or whipped cream.
- They are gorgeous and SEXXXAY!!! They really are so pretty to look at aren’t they?
I mean like 4 real if you’re going to serve strawberries with warm melted chocolate you might as well serve ROSE-shaped strawberries right to take it over the top a lil bit. If you can make a slit then you can make these strawberries roses no lie. It’s really that easy. I was blown away when I discovered how quick and simple they were to make.
Make as many petal layers as you’d like! I think the more layers the prettier! It does start to get fragile with lots of layers though. For the closed rose look, 2 layers is just right! Once you make your first one you’ll have the hang of it and then you can experiment with how many layers you prefer. Mixing them up would make for a really pretty strawberry bouquet!
- Large Strawberries (with pointed tips and leaves) washed and dried
- Wooden skewer (to hold strawberry)
- Pairing knife
- Insert the skewer into the bottom of the strawberry (where the leaves are)
- With the pointed end of the strawberry upwards, you are ready to start carving!
- Starting at the bottom, make a small slit but do not cut all the way through.
- Use your knife to very gently curl the tip of the "petal" by pressing it back.
- This is your first petal!
- Repeat on the other 3 sides of the strawberry until you have four "petals" at the base of the strawberry.
- Now let's make another row!
- Starting above the row you just made, between two petals, make another slit.
- Curl the petal back gently.
- Repeat on the other 3 sides of the strawberry.
- To finish the rose, make a slit down the tip and press back gently to curl the tips.
You can create roses with as many rows as you'd like! The more rows, the prettier the rose looks I think, however it does start to get fragile. I usually stick with two rows.