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Picture of Bacon Roses - The Lazy Person's Version
I saw a pic of a bouquet of bacon roses & thought it was a great idea for my spouse for Valentine's Day.  But I'm lazy & HATE fiddling with bacon.  So I came up with a fairly easy way to make some.

They might not look quite as "authentic" as the more fiddly version, but:
A) I would NEVER get around to making it that way.
B) My spouse will still appreciate the effort & creativity.
C) It's still BACON.  What's not to like?? 

Step 1: Things you will need

Picture of Things you will need
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pre-cooked bacon  (This is the key to it being easier to make.)
cupcake/muffin pan
cupcake liners  (Foil liners will make clean-up a breeze!)
skewers  (Toothpicks might be better IF you have a mini-cupcake/muffin pan because it will make smaller holes in the bacon.)
oven & oven mitt
paper towels
artificial roses
vase to hold to the bouquet

*Optional*
white chocolate chips
milk
microwave
red food coloring
NEW paint brush

Step 2: Preheat oven & make the roses

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you're making the roses.

The annoying thing about precooked bacon is that it's not crispy.  But this is also what makes it possible to use this to make easier bacon roses.  YAY!

Take a piece and make a spiral.  Then stick it with your skewer (or toothpick).  Try to stick it on the top half.  (The top should be the darker color.)  This is so that the fat will drip from the bottom so you get crispier bacon.

Let the bacon "cook" for 5-10 minutes.  You do NOT want to leave it in longer than 10 mins though!
 
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AptPupil1 year ago
Awesome!! I gotta "grow" some of these before Valentines Day, which happens to be my birthday, too, so I have no GOOD reason to forget it!!
Thanks for a great idea,
Apt
prislo2 years ago
IT was cool that you found a easier way but...... no :(