How to make strawberry flowers: what you will need: newspaper (or cotton balls), scissors, a pair of tweezers and water color paints. The first step is to create a cone out of the newspaper, reach into the cone with a pair of tweezers and dip the petals into the watercolor paints. Wait for 10 minutes or until paint is dry.
Strawberry flower made from cake–gorgeous, colorful and edible! If you are wondering how to make strawberry flowers, this post is for you. You only need a few supplies and 15 minutes of your time.
How to Make Strawberry Flowers
Strawberries can be shaped into flowers and arranged in beautiful bouquets. Although these flowers may look professional, they are actually quite easy to create and make great party refreshments and gifts.
Part1Creating a Basic Strawberry Flower
- 1Gather your ingredients. Foremost, you’ll want to get the best strawberries you can find. For your flowers, buy large strawberries that are bright red. Lightly press one of the strawberries with your thumb to test for firmness. If the strawberries are too soft, they will be hard to shape. The more uniform they are, the better your flowers will look.
- Wash and dry your strawberries before you make your flowers.
- You’ll also need at least one skewer to hold the strawberry while you cut your petals into it.
- For cutting, use a small paring knife. Sharpen the knife before you begin for the best results.
- 2Push the base of your strawberry into the skewer. The base is the end of the strawberry with leaves. This will keep the berry in place while you create your flower. Only push the skewer in far enough to hold the berry firmly.
- You don’t want to hit the skewer as you carve your top petals.
- 3Create the outer petals. Use the paring knife to slice a small section of your strawberry downwards toward the stem about one-fourth of an inch deep. Depending on the size of your strawberry, you should be able to get four to six of these petals circling around the bottom of your strawberry.
- After you make your incisions, use the flat of the knife to slightly bend each petal outwards, so it curls like a flower.
- As you cut, be careful to only cut into the strawberry slightly. Avoid removing any part of it.
- 4Add more layers of petals to your strawberry. You should be able to get about three to four rows of petals on a strawberry. Continue making slight cuts around the berry. Each row will have fewer petals as you move upward.
- As you get toward the top, make your cuts as thin and close to the skin of the berry as possible. This will help your petals curl outward and look more realistic.
- 5Finish the top of your strawberry flower. To do this, drive your knife downward into the top of your berry to create the look of final petals.
- After you make these final cuts, spin your flower around and look at it. Adjust it as you see fit. Make the petals deeper or curl them out more if you feel like this would improve the aesthetic.
Part2Embellishing Your Strawberry Flowers
- 1Add chocolate. To make your strawberry flowers more of a treat or special gift, you can add sweet drizzle of melted white, dark, or milk chocolate.
- For even more decadence and a geometric look, dip your strawberry flowers completely in chocolate
- Melt chocolate chips or chopped up chocolate over a double boiler or in low power increments in the microwave. Stir often. To temper the chocolate, add a few extra pieces of solid chocolate to your melted chocolate and stir them in until they melt.
- To create an even drizzle, spoon your melted chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag. Cut off a tiny bit of one corner of the bag. Squeeze the chocolate onto your strawberry in this hole in the bag as though you are piping icing.
- Lay out your strawberries on wax paper to let the chocolate harden so that it doesn’t become messy or smudged.
- 2Give your rose some sparkle. Interesting sprinkles can give your strawberry roses a pop of color and visual interest.
- For a touch of class, add single edible sugar pearls in the petals of your strawberries. You can find these at most grocery stories in the confectionary aisle.
- To add these pearls to your strawberries, use a dot of melted white chocolate as a kind of edible glue. Simply dip one side of the pearl in the chocolate, and then place it on one of the petals of your strawberry. Don’t move the strawberries until this chocolate dries.
- 3Add multi-colored sprinkles. Rainbow sprinkles will transform your strawberries with a bit of whimsy. Adding sprinkles will make these fancy strawberries a kid-friendly treat.
- Adding sprinkles to your strawberries work best with chocolate.
- First, either dip your strawberry into melted chocolate or drizzle with the melted chocolate of your choice.
- While the chocolate is still wet, shake your sprinkles onto so that they stick.
- Allow your strawberries to dry on waxed or parchment paper.
- 4Create a bouquet. To add an element of realism to your strawberry flowers, display them atop flower stems. You can use stems from plastic flowers for a reusable option or cut the stems off of fresh flowers.
- For fresh stems, take a sharp knife to create a 45-degree angle on each of your stems. This will help them glide easily into the strawberries.
- Carefully stick your stems into the base of your strawberries where the skewers were. Only push them in far enough that the flowers feel secure. You don’t want the stem to protrude from the top of your strawberry flower.
- Place your finished flowers in a vase of your choice to serve.
- If you don’t want to use stems, you can also dye your skewers green. Mix some green food coloring and water in a large dish like a roasting pan. Then, lay all your skewers in the pan, and leave them to dye for 30 minutes. Lay them out on a paper towel to dry.
Part3Using Your Strawberry Flowers
- 1Serve them at a party. Strawberry flowers are deceptively simple, and so they are an impressive refreshment at any gathering and party.
- Strawberry flowers are a beautiful addition to a wedding shower or baby shower served in a vase on either skewers or stems or added to a fruit plate.
- For a more adult treat, make the classic champagne and strawberries a little more lovely.Simply add a strawberry flower to the rim of each glass. To do this, make an approximately half-inch incision in the bottom of the strawberry, and then push it onto the side of the champagne flute.
- 2Add your strawberry flowers to baked goods. Whether it’s for a party, your own enjoyment, or something like a bake sale, strawberry flowers can greatly enhance the appearance of cakes, cupcakes, and tarts.
- Add strawberry flowers to the top of your favorite strawberry shortcake recipe to make a classic just a bit more refined.
- To add strawberry flowers to a baked good, simply press them into the icing so that they stick and remain where you place them.
- 3Give your strawberry flowers away as a fresh gift. Many people give fruit baskets and fruit bouquets as gifts. A handmade strawberry flower bouquet can be a sweet gift to show you are thinking of someone.
- This is great for Mother’s Day, a significant other, a birthday, or comforting someone who is ill or grieving.
- Tie a ribbon around your bouquet, and add a hand written note for a little personalization.
- Deliver your strawberry flowers as soon as you can, so they are fresh when the recipient gets them.
How to Make Strawberry Roses
How to make strawberry roses – these are so easy to make and perfect for valentines day or healthy flower themed party food!
Today I’m sharing a fun food tutorial – how to make strawberry roses. This is my first blog post of the year, and I’m really pleased with how this little project turned out.
These cute strawberry roses are much easier to make than you might think, and I’ve created a quick video tutorial (see below) to prove it!
They’d make lovely party food, a fun snack or healthy cute food for Valentines Day when it arrives next month, and call me odd but I’d probably be more pleased with a dozen of these yummy edible roses than the traditional kind if I’m completely honest!
If you child is old enough to use a knife, you could challenge them to have a go at making a strawberry rose themselves (under close supervision of course!), I bet they’d love to amaze family and friends with this clever little party trick!
- Large ripe strawberries, leaves intact
- raisins (optional)
- silicone flowerpot cake cases (optional)
- cake pop or lolly sticks
- 1 cocktail stick or skewer
- small sharp knife
Start by filling the flowerpot cake cases with raisins ready to hold your roses. You could skip this step if preferred, and just pop the finished strawberries into a glass, lay them on a plate or present them however you wish. If you have a bit more time, you could even bake chocolate cakes in the flowerpot cake cases, the roses would make such a pretty cake decoration for a special occasion!
Take a strawberry, and snip off the stalk with pair of scissors, leaving the leaves in place. Take the cocktail stick or skewer, and make a small hole in the top of the strawberry (through the middle of the leaves) for the stick to go in. Push the lolly stick into the hole then remove. This will make it easier to put together once the strawberry has been cut.
Place the strawberry, leaves side down, onto a chopping board and make cuts around the bottom of the strawberry to form the petals. Once you’ve got your bottom row of petals, cut the next row, moving further up the strawberry each time. Continue until you have made cuts right the way up to the top.
Gently pull the petals away from the strawberry to form the rose, then pop the lolly stick back into the bottom of the rose. Push the other end of the stick into the flower pot full of raisins to serve. Repeat until you have as many roses as you need.
As I mentioned above, I’ve made a quick video tutorial to show you how easy it is to make these strawberry roses.
Who would you make these strawberry roses for?
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Easy Strawberry Roses
How to make strawberry roses – these are so easy to make and perfect for valentines day or flower themed party food!Prep Time10 minsCook Time0 minsTotal Time10 minsCourse: DessertCuisine: British, Vegan, Vegetarian Servings: 3 roses Author: Grace Hall
- 3 Large ripe strawberries, leaves intact
- handful raisins (optional)
- Start by filling the flowerpot cake cases with raisins ready to hold your roses. You could skip this step if preferred, and just pop the finished strawberries into a glass, lay them on a plate or present them however you wish.
- Take a strawberry, and snip off the stalk with pair of scissors, leaving the leaves in place. Take the cocktail stick or skewer, and make a small hole in the top of the strawberry (through the middle of the leaves) for the stick to go in.
- Push the lolly stick into the hole then remove. This will make it easier to put together once the strawberry has been cut.
- Place the strawberry, leaves side down, onto a chopping board and make cuts around the bottom of the strawberry to form the petals.
- Once you’ve got your bottom row of petals, cut the next row, moving further up the strawberry each time. Continue until you have made cuts right the way up to the top.
- Gently pull the petals away from the strawberry to form the rose, then pop the lolly stick back into the bottom of the rose.
- Push the other end of the stick into the flower pot full of raisins to serve (if using).
- Repeat until you have as many roses as you need.
Strawberry Roses Can Take Cakes to a New Level of Gorgeous
Take your treats up a notch and top ’em with roses — strawberry roses. It’s a fun (not to mention gorgeous) addition for anything that traditionally calls for strawberries — on a fruit plate, as a cupcake or cake topper, even as a garnish for pancakes, waffles or oatmeal. This tutorial features an ombré cake, but feel free to use your imagination!
What You Need
Fresh strawberriesSmall, sharp knifePiping gel or apricot jam (optional)
1. Trim the Strawberry
Trim the green, leafy hull off the top of the strawberry so the fruit sits flat.
2. Cut the First Row of Petals
Hold the blade of your knife perpendicular to your work surface, about ½” up from the bottom of the strawberry. Make a small cut into the berry moving toward the bottom, but don’t cut all the way through.
Work your way around the strawberry making these cuts. You should have four or five total. As you work, position each cut so that it begins where the one before ends.
3. Cut the Second Row
Choose a spot just above the first row, in between two petals, to begin your second row. Make your cuts smaller in this row, being careful not to cut into the first row. Continue all the way around the strawberry.
4. Make a Third Row
If your strawberry is large enough, make a third row of very, very small cuts above the second row. Just like before, start the row between two petals. If you have a smaller strawberry and no room for a third row, move on to the next step.
5. Shape the Center
Finish the rose by cutting the tip of the strawberry in half, but again, not all the way through — this should be a tiny cut.
This will create two small petals at the tip of the strawberry. Push these open with the tip of your finger, and use your fingers or the tip of the knife to gently pull the rest of the petals open and away from the berry.
6. Prep for Decorating
Plan to prepare your strawberry roses right before you put them on your cake. If they’re going to be sitting out for any length of time, brush them with a thin coat of piping gel or thinned apricot jam to keep them nice and red.
7. Add the Strawberry Roses to Your Cake
Use a small amount of buttercream to adhere the roses to a frosted cake.
Ta-da! You’ve got yourself a sweet and fresh topping. Decorate around the roses by piping buttercream leaves for an extra gorgeous look, or dig in as-is.