Create your own edible roses with California strawberries! Use strawberry roses to garnish desserts or create a “bouquet” as a gift for your loved ones.
- 12 California Strawberries
- You will need Pairing Knife and SkewersWash strawberries and pat them dry.Hold the strawberry in your non-dominant hand from the stem, so that the strawberry is facing upwards.Starting about halfway down the strawberry, slice about ¾ inch (length will vary depending on size of strawberry) down on the side of the strawberry to create a “petal.”Before removing the knife, use it to gently curl the “petal” outwards by pressing it back.Repeat on the other three sides of the strawberry to create four base “petals.”Repeat this process for the row above the base, cutting between the existing “petals” so that they are staggered. Curl each petal back with the knife.Continue to create staggered “petals” until you reach the top of the strawberry.Slit the top of the strawberry to create a rose “bud.”Gently push back each of the “petals” to create your desired rose shape.Once the rose is completely, push the pointy end of a skewer into the bottom of the strawberry until it feels secure. Adjust petals as needed. Repeat this process with as many strawberries as you would like to create a rose “bouquet.”