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They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. They say roses are the most romantic flower. So. . . bacon roses are the sure-fire way to win his heart!

Bacon roses are perfect for:

  • Cheering someone who needs a smile for the day
  • Letting a bacon lover know how well you know them
  • Use a bouquet for that unique wedding!
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Follow these 5 easy steps to make your own bouquet of bacon roses.

#1: Gather the Materials

bacon roses materials

  • Bacon Slices – 6 regular & 6 thick sliced
  • Plastic Flower or Rose Stems
  • Mini Muffin Pan
  • Broiler Pan
  • Drill with 1/8″ bit
  • Electrical tape (optional)
  • Vase full of marbles, jelly beans (or other candy) or decorative stone for display (optional)
#2: Prepare the Pan

Drill holes in the bottom of the muffin pan. This will allow the grease to drain when cooking the bacon.

prepare the mini muffin pan

Place the muffin pan on top of the broiler pan to catch the drips.

mini muffin pan set inside broiler pan

#3: Prepare the Rose Buds
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Open the bacon and begin tightly rolling the roses, one piece at a time. Start with the widest end of the bacon, with the fat edge down.

Use a combination of thick and thin bacon for a variety of rose shapes.

roll up bacon

Place all of the bacon in the muffin pans pushing down slightly to “seat” them. The bottoms will flair out a bit.

put bacon rolls in mini muffin pan

Place in the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes. Check in on them occasionally. Sometimes you will have to lift the rose so the grease will drain out the pan.

#4: Prepare the Stems

While waiting for the bacon rosebuds to cook you can start working on the stems. The stems that work best can be purchased at Walmart in bunches of 7 for under a dollar each. Pull all the roses off the stems.

remove plastic flower heads

Pull the green backing off the rose and then separate it into individual parts.

flower parts

Discard the petals and center red piece. Reassemble the remaining parts.

reassembled flower pieces

Put the green piece back on the stem.

Force it down so that roughly 1″ of the stem protrudes.

flower part on stem
Tape the stems together into a bouquet with electrical tape.
tape stems together
Put the stems in your vase and fill with stones, candy or marbles to hold them in place.

When the stems are standing its easier to put the bacon rosebuds on the stems – and its easier to display after they’re made.

stems in vase
#5: Assemble Bacon Roses

cooked bacon rosebuds

When the bacon buds are done, remove from the oven and place on paper towel to cool.

You now have a variety of bacon rose buds to choose from for your bouquet.

bacon roses on paper towel

assemble bacon rose

bacon rosesPick the best shaped ones and slide them onto the protruding stems.

Voilà! A luscious bouquet of bacon roses.

Photos and tutuorial of bacon roses by Kaptaink_cg at

So the next time you wonder what you can give your guy that’s romantic and will excite him, pull out his favorite meat candy and make him some bacon roses. It’s fast & easy – and he’ll love you for it.

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