How to Make a Strawberry Rose

Today I’m going to show you how to make a strawberry rose, which I think, might be my new favourite way to serve a strawberry!  These are super easy to make, don’t require any special tools, and when you are done, they are sure to make you smile!

Easy strawberry rose tutorial! These are super easy to make and don't require any special tools!

All you need are some medium to large strawberries:

How to make a strawberry rose

And with surprisingly little effort, you can make a few slices and transform them into this:

Easy strawberry rose tutorial! These are super easy to make and don't require any special tools!

It’s pretty easy.  All you need is a sharp knife.  All the tutorials I saw used a short curved paring knife, but I don’t own one, so I just used my regular,  small Henckel paring knife.

How to make a strawberry rose

On the edge of the strawberry carefully cut into the strawberry using a sawing action:

How to make a strawberry rose

Press your thumb onto the strawberry so the piece doesn’t fall off, and gently bend away the slice to make the first petal.  You don’t want to cut the slice completely off, just enough so that it comes away very slightly from the rest of the strawberry and bends like a petal:

How to make a strawberry rose  Rotate the strawberry and repeat for the four sides of the strawberry:

How to make a strawberry rose

At this point, you will have made four cuts and it will look something like this:

How to make a strawberry rose

For the second row of petals, gently slice the strawberry so that the petal is centered above the two petals below it.  Again use a sawing action so you don’t crush the berry.  Gently bend the petal away from the strawberry:

How to make a strawberry rose   Repeat this for the four sides of the strawberry and from the top it will look like this:Easy strawberry rose tutorial! These are super easy to make and don't require any special tools!

If you have a big enough strawberry, you can make one more row of petals using the same technique.  My berries weren’t quite large enough to do that, so I sliced the top piece in half:

How to make a strawberry rose

Take a wooden skewer and poke it through the bottom of the strawberry to become the “stem”:

How to make a strawberry rose

The completed strawberry rose should look something like this:

How to make a strawberry rose

Pretty, don’t you think?  You certainly don’t have to put a skewer into the bottom.  If you want, you can use the strawberry roses on their own to garnish a cake, a plate, or whatever else you are thinking of serving:

Easy Strawberry Rose Tutorial

These strawberry roses really are easy, and they are so much fun!  I gave them to my girls for their afternoon snack when I was done making them for this blog post – they thought were fantastic!  I would have needed to slice the berries anyway, so this really wasn’t any extra effort, and it made me smile seeing all of the pretty roses I had made.

Strawberry Roses

Nothing says I love you like a bouquet of roses strawberry roses:

Strawberry rose bouquet! These are super easy to make and don't require any special tools!

I love the idea of skewering a bunch of strawberry roses and turning them into a strawberry rose bouquet.  Wrap it up as a special surprise instead of a bouquet of roses.  You can’t eat a regular bouquet of flowers!

How to make strawberry roses

These take less than 2 minutes per strawberry rose, they are super easy, and they can be used as a garnish for so many things!  Put them on top of a strawberry cake.  Skewer one and have it as a stir stick in a glass of champagne.  Skewer many and make them into a bouquet of strawberry roses.  Or set them on a dessert plate as a beautiful garnish.  They are a fun and impressive way to decorate a dessert!

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  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    These look so pretty, and so simple!

  • Christine

    Stunning! Pinning this!

  • Rachel Kathyg

    so pretty…love these. Pinned. found at cheerios and latte show and tell sat. Have a great weekend.

  • Katherines Corner

    love this soooo much!!!! I am crazy for strawberries. I can’t wait for them to start showing in our garden. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. I featured you on facebook and google plus ♥

  • Julie V.

    These are pretty and come with the bonus of you being able to eat them like lollipops on their own stick. My anniversary is coming up. Good idea.

  • Lois Behr Christensen

    these look so beautiful! Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday linky party. I chose this recipe as my host favorite. It will be featured on Daily Dish Magazine on Monday. Hope to see you again next week!

  • Cris

    These look soo cute! And also pretty reasy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  • Charlie DeRuiter

    How pretty & fun! Pinning to my party board! Thanks for linking up with Craft Frenzy Friday!

  • Marla Gates

    Love this! These are so pretty and I love strawberries. Will pin!

  • Erin

    What a fun tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this during last week’s That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up! This is definitely something I’ll be saving to make some strawberry roses in the near future!

  • Dee – A Lapin Life

    Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • jennifer juniper

    so pretty as a centerpiece on a buffet!!

  • Betsy @

    great explanation on how to make these lovely roses. Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade :)

  • Carrie

    Oh, how pretty!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  • Amy @ Marvelous Mommy

    So fancy! They looks amazing!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    OH my goodness….LOVE these!!!

  • BeckyCharms

    These are so pretty! Love them!!

  • Laura@bakinginpyjamas

    How pretty! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  • Alyssa

    These are so pretty! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at Simply Creative Living on May 6th if you don’t mind.

  • tracy

    If you wanted to add white chocolate to make it look like the roses have white tips how would you do that?