DIY: Bacon Roses

Posted on Feb 5 2014 - 5:08pm by Nicole Smith

MMM..bacon….

Bacon roses? EVEN BETTER!
BaconRoses1
I absolutely love when my boyfriend buys me flowers. I love to sit at our dining room table and work so I can see them. They make me smile, especially during the cold winter months. It reminds me that Spring is just around the corner.

Since my boyfriend loves to surprise me every now and then, I wanted to give him flowers that he would enjoy…that would make him feel special.

Bacon Roses were the perfect solution. Flowers made from bacon are so him.

If your loved one enjoys bacon as much as mine does, they will love these roses just like he did. (And I bet they don’t last long!)

Now don’t panic, thinking these roses are too hard to make. They are relatively easy as long as you have what you need on hand to make them properly.

Supplies Needed:

BaconRoses7

Fake roses

Bacon

Muffin pan

Toothpicks

Vase or jar

Drill with drill bits

Aluminum foil

*

Steps:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°.

BaconRoses2

Step 2: Use drill and drill bit to make holes in muffin pan. If you have someone to hold the pan while you drill, it will make your job easier. But be careful! You may end up with sharp, jagged edges on the holes you drill, which could cut you. Also, once all holes are drilled, make sure to wash the pan out to remove any metal shavings that may be in it.

BaconRoses9

Step 3: Line baking sheet for easy bacon grease cleanup. It’s so much easier to roll the aluminum foil up and toss once done.

BaconRoses3

Step 4: Remove roses from rose bouquet.

BaconRoses4

Step 5: Disassemble roses. Remove plastic pieces from inside the rose. (Some roses may be made different, though.) I tossed the clear pieces and kept the two green pieces.

BaconRoses5Step 6:  Put the two green pieces back together.

BaconRoses6Step 7: Push green pieces back onto stem, until there is an inch to an inch and a half of the stem above the green petals. It helps keep the stems sturdy once the roses are attached. It may take a little pushing. A few of mine were tougher to slide back together, but a little patience will go a long way.

BaconRoses8Step 8: Roll bacon up and secure with two toothpicks. When placing in muffin pan, push down on the bacon roses slightly so they are upright and secure. Once all are rolled up, place in oven for about 35-40 minutes. (I had to keep checking mine to make sure they didn’t burn.

BaconRoses10Step 9: Remove roses from oven and place on a papertowel-covered plate to soak up the grease. Once cool, remove the toothpicks.

BaconRoses11Step 10: Once your roses are cooled and toothpicks are removed, slide the bacon roses onto the stems.

Step 11: DEVOUR!!

Before I close, if any of you decide to make these with turkey bacon, I’d love to see the end result. I’ve been debating making the roses with it, but I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out.

 

 

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Chrystal @ YUMeating February 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I have been wanting to do this for some time now but it seems like I never get a chance to do them when no one is around. They look like fun and something the husband would really enjoy since bacon is his favorite food!
    Chrystal @ YUMeating recently posted..Skinny Tofu Vegetable ScrambleMy Profile

    • Nicole Ireland February 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      You should definitely try them. I think HUbby will love them.

Leave A Response

CommentLuv badge