There’s no gift that shows affection quite like a bouquet of flowers, but when it comes to men, gifting them flowers don’t do the gesture enough justice. The effect and appreciation aren’t as valid due to the fact that flowers aren’t often a thing for men. So how can you get through to a man and make the gesture count? We’ve thought about it and have come up with the absolute perfect solution: A bouquet of flowers that are not only edible-10 points for that-but is also made up of bacon! Double the points for that.
Think about it; It’s creative, speaks to the heart-and stomach- and is something they love. So how does one go about making bouquet of masculine flowers made of bacon roses? Here’s a step by step guide to turning that delicious bacon into a work of art and making sure your bouquet of flowers will not go unnoticed?
Step 1: Prepare the materials needed for your masterpiece
You’ll need the following items to make a dozen roses:
- 24 strips of bacon
- 1 Head of celery (make sure they have left)
- 1 Mini muffin pan
- 12 baking cups
- Toothpicks or skewers
- Maple syrup
- A dash of brown sugar
Step 2: Transform the bacon into rose petals
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius
- For creating the bacon roses, you need to take a strip of bacon and lay it down on a plate. Start with the widest end of the bacon, keeping the fat edge at the bottom and roll it onto itself.
- To make the rose thicker, take a second strip of bacon and roll it over the rose which you just made to get a fuller-looking rose.
- Secure the bacon from falling apart by sticking a toothpick in the middle to hold the petals in one piece.
- You can use a variety of thick and thin bacon to end up with different sized roses in your bouquet.
Step 3: Prepare your roses to be oven-ready
Once you’ve shaped out your rose petals, it is time to get your roses ready to be placed in the oven.
- Place each bacon rose inside a cupcake liner and then position each liner into a muffin pan, pushing them down slightly to position them well.
- Add a drizzle of maple syrup and a dash of brown sugar on the top and insert the muffin pan into the oven.
Step 4: Baking instructions
- Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the bacon color changes to deep red and the outer edge of the bacon turn crispy.
- Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Step 5: Prepare the stems
- Snap off a few stalks of celery and organize them using different heights in your vase.
- After the bacon roses have cooled, place your roses on the celery carefully until secured. No additional support will be needed if the celery stalks are fresh. However, if you find it difficult for the stalks to hold the bacon roses, attach them together using a toothpick by poking one side into the stalk and another into the bacon.
You’ve got yourself a very manly looking bouquet of flowers that is bound to make a pretty awesome gift. A combination of thought, effort, time and a whole lot of affection have gone into making this creative flower bouquet, so be sure to gift it to someone worthy!