Sunday, January 20, 2013

How To Make Bacon Roses

I've been wanting to make bacon roses for awhile now. Unfortunately I've had no reason to make them. But, with valentines day around the corner, I finally have a good reason to test them out. My fiance and son are huge bacon lovers. If I allowed it, they would eat bacon for every meal. No joke!

- Bacon!!! (It's best to use a thick cut.)
- Aluminum foil
- Cookie sheet
- Toothpicks
- Artificial rose stems
- Vase
- Marbles, stones or whatever you prefer to place in vase.


Start off by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is preheating, you can start making "roses". Roll one piece of bacon at a time into a rose shape. (If I were to do this again, I would use two pieces. I would also use a different brand of bacon.) Take a large sheet of aluminum foil and carefully wrap the rose bud. Make sure to allow the top of the "rose" to peak out, and allow a space at the bottom. (You want space at the bottom so the grease drips out.)

Place the aluminum foil covered roses in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes. (Cooking time will depend on the brand of bacon, and stove. Keep a close eye on the bacon. You do not want it to burn.)

While the bacon roses are cooking, you can start to work on the stems. Take a bunch of artificial flowers, and remove the flower buds. (You can use the flowers for another project.) Then, place toothpicks through to tops of the stems. This will give the bacon roses stability.

Once bacon is done cooking, remove the tray from the stove. Once cooled,
unwrap the aluminum foil and allow the pieces to cool completely.

Now, for the final step! Place the roses onto the toothpicks, place in a decorated vase and you're done!

Alan and Tyson thought they were really neat looking! :)

I didn't realize one of the rose buds fell off the tray in the stove. The stove ended up having a small fire inside. Thankfully everything is okay! PLEASE make sure none of your roses fall if you make this! ;)

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