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Bacon Bouquet Of Roses (Adorable) Don't Forget To Save Before It's Gone
Food & Drink
Perfect Valentine's gift for your boyfriend or husband, but most girls like bacon too! Please don't steal my tip...if you like it, share and like, and follow me for more!
12 slices of bacon, thick or thin cut or any combination of the two
A baking sheet fitted with a cooling rack
12 wooden or bamboo kabob skewers
A green food coloring pen
Green construction paper
Something for the "vase" such as a beer koozie
Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Use the convection setting if you have it.
Place a metal cooling rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
Roll up each strip of bacon so it resembles a rose. Secure with a toothpick.
Arrange bacon roses on cooling rack with the fattier side on the bottom. Push down on them a bit if necessary so they don't wobble. The toothpick can also double as a kick stand. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until well cooked. Be careful not to burn your roses, but get them crispy outside.
While the roses cook you can prepare the stems. Using a food coloring pen, color the kabob skewers green. Cut them to length if necessary, or just leave them "long stemmed."
Cut leaves out of construction paper and glue to the stems, leaving enough room for the bacon to fit at the pointy end. Folding the paper in half first helps you get that symmetrical look and adds a nice crease to the leaves. Allow enough time for the glue to dry before assembling them.
Let the bacon to cool enough to handle. Remove the toothpick. Giving them a little twist as you pull them out helps prevent damage to your roses. Impale the roses on your finished stems. Arrange in whatever receptacle you've decided to use for a vase.