Today’s post is brought to you by the letter B. As in Bacon. It’s also brought to you by my lovely wife, who made this bacon rose bouquet for me for Father’s day this year, though we celebrated a week early, since she’s out-of-town for a bit.
If you’re looking for a way to add a bit of flair to your next meal without a lot of fuss or bother, this is it. This is a simple take on what’s quickly becoming a sensation around the crafting and food circles, the bacon rose. (Or in this case, the bacon lollipop, since we had no fake rose stems.) Our version doesn’t need the creation of a special pan, or in my thoughts, the destruction of a perfectly good pan. Others call for drilling holes in a muffin tin. (Sacrilegious!)
Either way, we think that these little guys are perfect for Father’s day, or your next dinner get-together. They definitely make a statement, don’t they?
Don’t expect them to last long as a centerpiece though. Ours were gone within 5 minutes. I’m pretty sure yours won’t last any longer.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1273mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I wish we’d had some fake roses from the craft store. I think these would have looked awesome on the (well cleaned) wire and plastic stems.
Another thought would have been to use avocado slices, sliced jalapenos or sliced green tomatoes as “leaves”, but again, we just didn’t happen to have any lying about. Any way you look at it though, these are COOL!
Links to other recipes like bacon roses:
- A Bouquet of Bacon Roses, by Bacon Today
- Bacon Roses, from Gwen’s Kitchen Creations
- Bacon Flower Bouquet, from Will Cook for Smiles
Although I would love to receive a bouquet of roses at anytime, I could never turn down a bunch of bacon roses Jerry. These are great!!!!
I thought they were amazing myself. But I deserve no credit. This was 100% my wife and kids’ idea
I really don’t like bacon, but this is such a cute idea. There are people in my house that would gobble up this bouquet. This make me think of many ideas I could use this. Thanks.
What a genius idea, we love bacon in our home.
That is absolutely beautiful. Good method too, I agree that drilling holes into muffin tins is totally uncalled for!
I actually really like them “as is”–simple, interesting, and calling out for a nice glaze. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing.
I’m allergic to real flowers and my son is always looking for ways to give me a bouquet of fake flowers. I think this would be the best kind ever. Love bacon!