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"Floral" Design for Dad: Make an edible BLT bouquet for Fathers' Day


bacon boquet calgary interior designFinally! Easy instructions to make bacon roses and a fun bouquet for your Fathers' Day table.

I made these for my step-son's graduation and tweaked some of the instuctions I found on the internet. There was a lot of fussing with drilling holes in muffin tins on other sites, and I wanted to find an easier way. I also didn't want to use artificial flowers for leaves and stems and wanted to turn this into more of an appetizer rather than just straight bacon-on-a-stick. So, this is slightly fussy, but not bad and I love the idea of a BLT-on-a-stick with a fun presentation.

OK, so it's not "serious" interior decorating, but well, who cares?

You need:

  • 1 pound of bacon
  • Some clean spinach leaves (or I used watercress)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Ranch dressing
  • Skewers and toothpicks
  • A cookie sheet, tin foil and a cookie cooling rack or something that will allow fat to drain or a broiling pan
  • A vase

bacon rose designCover your cookie sheet with tinfoil and set your oven to 375 F. Place whatever you are using for drainage on top ie. a cooling rack or broiling pan. 

Roll bacon rashers into coils and skewer with a toothpick to hold their shape. Place on the rack with the reddest bits on top. Bake for about 35-45 minutes. You need to keep an eye on things and see when they are crispy. Take them out and allow them to cool and drain on paper towel.

To assemble, put a cherry tomato on the skewer with about 1 inch extra skewer above. Be careful not to get your fingers and this is not a great part for kids to help with. Put two spinach leaves on the skewer facing away from each other. You have to skewer the leaves themselves, not the stems. Pop a bacon "rose" on top. When you have completed all the roses, put them in a vase and serve with a side of ranch dressing for dip.

Simple as this is, it's even more delicious than you'd think.

Happy Fathers' Day!



this is fabulous and so much easier than the other (drilling) recipes. Now you need to figure out how to ship them, because I'd like to order a dozen! lol :)
Posted @ Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:14 AM by suzy
Hi Suzy, I am glad you found it helpful. Sorry, I don't ship, but they are pretty easy to make yourself. :)
Posted @ Sunday, June 24, 2012 4:43 PM by Tracy Wharton
I love this idea. I'm going to make them this weekend for girls night. I'm a photographer too & will post photos. I love food photos..LOL Food & Photograpy, what could be better.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:03 PM by Vanessa
I just found this recipe and I think it would be just the thing to eat after polishing off the bouquet.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:10 PM by Tracy
Love your idea of a completely edible bouquet...i plan on trying something similiar!! Thankx!
Posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 10:27 PM by lorian
Check out this cool variation we did by dipping the Bacon Roses in chocolate! 
Posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 4:36 PM by 365DaysofBacon
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Posted @ Saturday, August 15, 2015 6:01 AM by basit
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