Ahh..nothing says love like roses...except maybe roses made out of BACON?? Are we serious?? Absolutely! Normally this would be the kind of project you might expect to make for that special man in your life for Valentine's Day. But at Maggie's house, she's the one who swoons over bacon. So when a friend showed her this project idea, she knew this was her idea of romance!
What You Need:
- muffin tin
- broiler pan
- artificial roses
- hammer & nail or a drill
First, preheat your oven to 375. Then using the hammer and nail or drill make a hole in the bottom of each cup in your muffin tin. This will allow the bacon grease to drain out. It should be noted that the original instructions called for mini-muffin tins but we were not about to put holes in ours. We picked up a muffin tin at the dollar store but they only had regular-sized ones. They worked fine!
Place it in a cup of your muffin tin standing up, smooshing out the bottom a little to help them stand. Repeat with the remaining bacon. Put the muffin tin on top of the broiler pan (to catch the escaping grease) and pop them in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure your roses don't get over-done! A couple of ours fell over in the baking process, but they still worked beautifully!
While the roses cook, prep your stems. Again, our supplies came form the dollar store so we were at the mercy of what we could find there. Looking back we think we'd like something with a few more leaves, but you make do with what you find, right? To ready the stems for the bacon roses, simply take the flower part off. Make sure to return the green plastic pieces back to the stem, as these will help hold the rose buds in place but push them a bit further down the stem to make adequate room for the
Once the bacon roses are done, take them from the muffin tin and let them cool and drain a bit on paper towels. Then slide them onto their stems and set them in a vase! Now you are ready to show that bacon-lover in your life how much you really care!