This is a quick instructional on strawberry roses. They slightly tedious and a little tricky, but totally worth it. They make any dessert or fruit salad look CRAZY elegant. I love the natural fade to the tip of each "petal." This fancy little touch will make jaws drop! I will totally be doing this every time I am making a strawberry-themed dessert from now on.
This is the instructional for the roses I placed atop my chocolate-covered strawberry trifle.
- Remove leaves form strawberry, and if necessary, cut as little as possible off of the base so that the strawberry doesn't fall over easily when you set it up.
- With a sharp knife, cut straight down all the way around the bas 4-5 times, about a half inch in hight. Cut as close to the bottom as you feel safe. The closer, the better, but be careful not to cut the petal off completely.
- Continue cutting straight down for a second or third row, alternating like a fish scale pattern. If the top is too thick, cut it in half carefully,being careful not to detach it. Remember, its base will be very thin.
- With your knife or a tooth pick, pull petals out to your desired distance from the middle, being very cautious not to break them off.
Here is a pin-able photo for Pinterest!