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Strawberry Roses

Hello everyone! Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I will be trying my best to post some Mother’s Day ideas for you in the coming days. For this tutorial, I was initially going to show you how to make those popular fruit arrangements with strawberries, pineapples, melons, etc. (like from Edible Arrangements), but then I figured those are very common now and most of you probably know how to make them already (If I’m wrong and you’ll like a tutorial, please let me know!). While I was browsing online for some inspiration, I found this great video online on how to cut strawberries to look like roses. From that, I decided to incorporate these strawberry roses into an arrangement. Today’s tutorial will be on how to cut the roses. Here’s my picture tutorial:

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

You’ll need some strawberries and a paring knife. You want to use strawberries that are very firm so they hold their shape.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Place the strawberry on your working surface with the leaf side down. Hold the tip of the strawberry down with your index finger to keep it in place.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Place your paring knife in a similar position as the photo above. Remember to hold the strawberry down by the tip. I didn’t do this in the photos because I did not want my hands to get in the way of the picture, and I needed to press take the picture.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Cut down but do not cut all the way through. When you get close to the bottom, angle your knife away from the strawberry  so the petal angles outward like in the photo above.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Repeat this five times around the base of the strawberry.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

For the second layer, do the same thing, but cut these petals so it is positioned between two of the bottom petals.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Repeat this around the strawberry five times. Now  for the center of the rose, you can either keep repeating these layers until you get to the tip, or you can cut a spiral as shown below:

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Point your knife downwards and cut a spiral to the tip of the strawberry. Use your knife or finger to spread the spiral apart so it looks like a row of petals leading to the tip of the strawbery.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

This is what the spiral will look like from an angle.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

Another side view

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

If you want you create a rosebud, follow all the same steps as above but do not angle the petals away from the main strawberry body.

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

If you want to create a bouquet of these roses, insert lollipop sticks into the base of your strawberry before cutting it. I also recommend using some candy melts or chocolate on the lollipop stick and at the base to use as the “glue” if you find that your strawberries will not stay.How to create a strawberry rose topiary | ashandcrafts.com

 

Please click here to see part two of the tutorial on how to make this strawberry rose topiary!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial! As always, I’d love to see any of your creations and you can always share with me by posting it in the comments or tagging me on your social media post!

How to cut strawberry roses | ashandcrafts.com

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50 Comments

  • Reply
    TwoPlusCute
    April 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Ohhhh wow!

    Great tutorial yet again Ashley. I feel like even I can do this now.

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you so much! It is really easy to do, I promise!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    April 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    This is so awesome! I am sharing on my facebook page! love it!

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 1, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you so much for sharing it, Lauren! I really appreciate it and it makes me so happy!

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    Despina
    April 30, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Amazing!I have never thought of that!

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks so much Despina!

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    Debi @ Surroundings by Debi
    April 30, 2015 at 5:54 am

    These are so cute Ashley! Thanks for the great tutorial. I am having a wedding shower next week with a tea party theme. I think these would be a perfect addition to our food table. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ash
      May 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much Debi! I would love to see your creation!! A tea party theme would be so cute!

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    Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
    April 30, 2015 at 6:49 am

    These look so easy to make and look wonderful. You had some great instructions!

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      Ash
      May 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie! They are super easy!

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    Our Home Of Many Blessings
    April 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Oh my gosh Ashley!!This is wonderful!!…We are soooo gonna do this!Or attempt it anyway!..I included you in my mother’s day post!!!

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much for including me! I really appreciate that! You should definitely give it a try! It is really easy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Belindq
    May 2, 2015 at 5:22 am

    What a sweet bouquet of “rose”! Thanks for sharing this technique which will look good in dishes and bento!

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Oh that’s a great idea! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    May 3, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Ash, once again, just gorgeous! I loved the single strawberry rose, but once you put them all together, STUNNING!!! Just beautiful. The tutorial is very easy to follow. Any mom would love to get this piece of edible art for Mother’s Day! Or any day.

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks Nikki! Yes! I would love to get any kind of berries anyday! 😀

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    Karren Haller
    May 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Well now, those are the cutest strawberry roses, great job.

    Thanks for sharing this week.
    wishing you a great week.
    Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 7, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thank you so much Karren!

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    Erickah
    May 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    This is awesome! Turned out beautifully and I will have to give it a try.

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 7, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thank you Erickah! It is really easy!

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    Evija
    May 6, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I wouldn’t want to eat this gorgeousness!!! Would make a lovely centerpiece for a nice tea party (or any other party!!!) love it!

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      Ash
      May 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Thank you so much Evija! I ended up eating all of them! 😀

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    Mary Burris
    May 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thank you so much Mary!

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    Grace
    May 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    wow this is so beautiful. I’m so trying it out. Thank you for sharing with us at wake up wednesday linky

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Thank you so much Grace! It is really easy to do!

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    Shellie Bowdoin
    May 7, 2015 at 1:25 am

    These are really beautiful! What a creative idea!Thanks for joining the Oh My Heartsie-Girls WW!

    Shellie
    http://www.thefabjourney.com

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Thank you so much Shellie!

  • Reply
    Mila
    May 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Oh my, that is super creative and pretty! 🙂

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Mila! It is very easy too!

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    Kate
    May 8, 2015 at 4:35 am

    These roses are very creative. I’ve seen them somewhere before and never knew how it was done. I can’t believe how easy it is! Great tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing on the Wake Up Wednesday link party!
    We hope to see you next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks so much Kate! It is super easy!

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    Beverly
    May 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    These strawberries are beautiful. I would have to eat them now. What a great job you did on them.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
    Bev

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 11, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much Beverly!

  • Reply
    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    May 11, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I have always wanted to know how to do this! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with Hump Day Happenings.

    • Reply
      Ash
      May 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      It’s super easy, Jenna! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Lou Lou Girls
    May 11, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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      Ash
      May 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much! I’ll be there!

  • Reply
    Clare
    January 6, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Ahh this is the most creative fruit craft ever

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    Miss Tessica
    March 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

    They look beautiful! And so simple to! I am making these for my sis’ birthday next Fri. I’m going to put them on a chocolate cake…yum! Thanks so much!

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    bev
    April 30, 2016 at 8:43 am

    just wandering how far in advance can u prepare this and storage

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    Karen M.
    June 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    So crazy adorable! How did I live my whole life and not learn this earlier? 😉

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    weena
    August 18, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I like it. what other fruits can be made into roses aside from strawberries. you know, am from the PHILIPPINES and seldom do we have strawberries .

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    Jodi
    September 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Thank you for the great tutorial! One question, can I make these today for cupcakes tomorrow? I was thinking on putting them in the freezer, any thoughts?

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    Gabrielle
    December 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Oh my….these are going on my strawberry buttercream cupcakes!

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    Hồng Lê
    December 23, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Wow. So awesome and so simple to. I live in Viet Nam. Thật là đẹp.

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    January 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I am making these for my sis’ birthday next Fri. I’m going to put them on a chocolate cake…yum!

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    January 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I am making these for my sis’ birthday next Fri. I’m going to put them on a chocolate cake…yum!

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    AnneMarta
    February 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Hey! I’ve been playing around with these strawberry roses and think they would be so cute on a cake, but the strawberries ‘bleed’ a bit once cut…any ideas for how to keep those juices inside?

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    Spencer
    March 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for this! They weren’t hard, and turned out beautifully.

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