Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fruit Roll-Up Roses

Some time ago my Grandmother taught me how to make clay roses. It was an easy technique so I was able to perfect it as a child. To this day, I can't resist making a rose when I come across a lump of play-doh. Somewhere along the way I decided to apply the technique to fruit roll-ups. The edible roses are perfect for a child tea party or an unexpected treat in a lunch box. Simple directions below.



Supplies
Fruit Rolls - any brand should work as long as the fruit roll is not too thick. I chose the one above because everything else was either rainbow colored or had images printed on it.

Circle cookie cutter - you could also use cooking scissors to cut the circles out

Cut out five fruit roll circles.

Roll one circle into a cone shape, pinching the bottom, so it will stay closed. This will be the center of the rose.

Wrap a second circle around the cone. Bend the petal back so it fans out.

Add a third circle on the opposite side of where you placed the second circle. Continue to pinch the bottom of the rose so it stays together.

You will now see the rose start to form. Add another circle or two overlapping the other petals.

Done. Because the rose is an organic shape, it's very forgiving. Don't worry about making it look perfect.

16 comments:

SewDelish said...

Thanks. These are a gorgeous way to give fruit leather. I have stumbled this for you too.

Steph said...

What a fabulous idea. So pretty too. x

Southerner said...

Oh, how precious! I have to do this!

rachel said...

How simple and unexpected! Thanks for the idea.

Ayie said...

i also make clay roses but I do it the "lazier" way *lol* i don't cut up circles but simply make a long strip stretch then press thumb on top portion to resemble petals then roll it to form like a rose. =)

woolanthropy said...

What a fabulous way to play with your food. Much better than flinging it willy nilly.

Yarni Gras! said...

I am not believing it........these are AMAZING! I can't wait to try it....my daughter still LOVES tea parties :-)

Novi On The Go said...
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Novi On The Go said...

The rose shape is so beautiful and simple to make! I think this project can be made with fabric or paper for a nice brooch or pretty party favors. Great idea Jessica!

Ashlee said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Kara said...

That is such a great idea! They would be so cute on top of a cupcake or cookie. Thanks for sharing!

baballa said...

Very, very nice, but here in Spain we don't have that fruit roll-ups!!!
Kisses

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

No way! That is so fun and creative, I love it! I'll be linking.

Amber M. said...

Those are seriously gorgeous, Jessica! What a great idea!

Brooke said...

Thanks for the idea, you totally rock.

Jennifer said...

At first glance I thought you were using pepperoni's. I guess it's just cause I've worked at a pizza chain for 10 years. Now I can't wait to get back to work LOL