When I say that I’m a cooking novice, I need you to understand that I am not exaggerating. If anything, that characterization is overselling my culinary skills — when I met my husband, I owned one single pan and it was shaped like a panda.
Needless to say, I’m always looking for ways to faux-Martha Stewart my life and these strawberry roses are my new favorite hack.
They are so pretty and fancy-looking. Serve them at brunch and people will look at you like you are a KITCHEN GODDESS. I usually smile and nod, “Oh it was nothing! Just a little thing I whipped up.” And they assume you’re lying, but you’re not. You’re really not.
Here’s how to carve your own strawberry roses and impress all your friends and Pinterest followers:
- Paring knife
- Wash your strawberries, but try to keep the leaves on as much as possible. This adds to the flower aesthetic.
- Stick a fork in the wide end of the strawberry and use it to hold the strawberry in place.
- Take a paring knife and starting at the bottom, cut 1/4-inch segments. These are your petals.
- As you cut each one, gently pull the top back with the flat part of the knife to make a curve shape.
- Work your way to the center/top of the strawberry.
- At the top, you can use the knife to push the center in and create the middle of the rose.
- Serve and bask in compliments!