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Make a Bouquet of Bacon Roses

Updated on February 18, 2014

Make a beautiful bouquet of bacon roses!

Roses are red, violets are blue... But BACON is DELICIOUS!

For Valentine's Day or any special occasion, put a savory spin on the traditional rose bouquet by making your own bacon roses. Not only does it make a great statement, it's also low-carb!

If you don't mind the carbs, you could also add a pretty maple glaze to give the roses a nice shine.

photo by Amy N.

Perfect Valentine Bouquet for Bacon Lovers

bacon roses by kaptaink_cg
bacon roses by kaptaink_cg

The BEST instructions for Bacon Roses

There are several sites with instructions for making roses from raw bacon, but this is my favorite. It's the Bacon Roses Instructable by kaptaink_cg. The step by step instructions are clearly written, and there are excellent photos to help guide you through the process.

Bacon Roses: the Basics

For detailed instructions, you should check out this Instructable. But if you're just wondering about the basic process of making roses out of bacon, here you go.

Note: There are several variations on this process, so once you learn the basic technique, you can customize your own recipe.

  1. Get some raw bacon.
  2. Roll the bacon strips into coils and place into muffin tins. You may want to pre-drill holes in the bottom of the muffin tins and place them on another pan to collect grease.
  3. Cook the bacon buds in the oven.
  4. Cool the bacon roses and affix to stems.
  5. Arrange bacon bouquet in a vase and present to the lucky recipient!

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Supplies for making bacon roses

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Read more about Bacon Roses

The whole "I Love Bacon" trend is going strong, and it's well-documented. Here is a growing collection of articles, instructions and reports on roses and flowers made from bacon.

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Bacon Gifts and Accessories

Want to make a big deal out of your bacon roses? Combine the bouquet with some of these bacon gifts for the perfect porky present. Personally, I'm not a fan of novelty bacon-flavored stuff. I prefer the real thing! But what bacon lover wouldn't get a giggle out of some bacon-tastic accessories?

More Funny Bacon Products

Looking for some more bacon products for your pork-loving paramour? Give these a try! My son really loves the Bacon Salt. He puts it on pasta and rice, and it gives everything a kind of smoky bacon-barbecue flavor.

What do you think? Have you made bacon roses? Would you eat them?

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      RitaAnn 3 years ago

      These look so good. I'm not a big fan of bacon. I might eat it 2-3 times a year but this might be a cause to stop at the grocery store. I love this idea!

      Is it something men would like for a special occasion?

      Thanks for sharing! Now will you come over and make me some? lol


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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      What a great idea for a starter for a dinner party or something. Everyone loves bacon, and these look great!

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      ProjectResolute2 3 years ago

      I'd love the smell of these rose! :D

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      2envelopparadox 3 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I'd eat a bacon rose! That's very clever!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Who wouldn't want to eat these .... what a fantastic idea! I think the next time I make hubby breakfast I'll include a bouquet of bacon roses.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love bacon! This lens makes me hungry!

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      I find these bouquets o' bacon to be strangely attractive. ;)

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      sociopath-free 3 years ago

      This is the most clever idea. I may need a bypass in future, but it'll be worth it.

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @OhMe: Thanks for your comment and for visiting! I appreciate it!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love bacon so know I would love these bacon roses. Congrats being #1

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      flexfence-howie 3 years ago

      they are perfect!

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      dirkbyrd 3 years ago

      mix dark brown sugar in real maple syrup for the glaze, and I'd add a touch of black pepper and red pepper in it, and would baste the bacon before I rolled it up, after about 3/4 done, baste the roses again

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @dirkbyrd: That sounds crazy delicious!!!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      A great and creative gag gift for a guy! Especially if he loves bacon.

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @auntmamalinda: That sounds perfect! I have never seen muffin tins like that!!

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      auntmamalinda 3 years ago

      I have some muffin tins that the bottoms lift out (like a tart pan), I took the bottoms out, set them on a wire cooking rack over the broiler pan! Worked like a charm!

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      aconnors2003 3 years ago

      My dog oliver is so romantic!

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      kay-bratt-7 3 years ago

      They say that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach so how about these x

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @paulahite: Thank you!!

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Awesome! Your lens is being featured on our "Whats Cooking at Squidoo" Google+ page. Come check it out!

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      donald-barger 3 years ago

      Now THIS is my kind of Valentines Day gift!!

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      alohamaids 3 years ago

      I might try this. GREAT LENSE!

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      kathyd-davis 3 years ago

      Brayla you can make these for Alan

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      angela-amor 3 years ago

      Vaya , que interesante!

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      angelina-faiella 3 years ago

      @ariel-layes: I thought the same exact thing...I cant wait to make them!

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      dorriss 3 years ago

      I am going to make them, and yes, I will eat them.

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      wonderfulwendyjo 3 years ago


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      ariel-layes 3 years ago

      Instead of pre-drilling holes into a muffin pan, you could also stick a toothpick through the "buds" and have the toothpick rest across the top of the pan so that it holds the bacon up out of the drippings.

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @AnneLeeMusings: Yes! That's a great point!

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      AnneLeeMusings 3 years ago

      You a person who's been living a low carb lifestyle for quite a while now...I have to chime in and say what a great idea this is! If you can't give your low carb honey chocolates, these roses are a perfect "breakfast in bed" alternative!

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @Owen Barry: Me too! :-)

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      Heather Weaver 3 years ago from Colorado

      @teolyn: Let us know how they turn out!

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      teolyn 3 years ago

      Interesting, I try them

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      Owen Barry 3 years ago

      Now this is a bouquet of flowers that I would happily accept!

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      Invoiceberry 3 years ago from London

      Ha ha ! This is obviously the best for men :))

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      Lynn Klobuchar 4 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      I would always give bacon a try!

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      WordChipper 4 years ago

      This will be great for valentines day! Everyone will be happy!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      A recipe that starts with bacon...What could possibly go wrong?

      Tasty decor!

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Interesting, never seen a bacon rose..will have to try them

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Youâve done a nice job here. This looks so delicious. Good work, thanks for sharing.

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      vinopete 4 years ago

      Ah, the savoriness of bacon meets the sweetness of a rose. At last!

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      ItsTimeToBurn 4 years ago

      Ha! I tried these the other day! Good fun :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I want to eat this now. great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I want to eat this now. great lens

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      WickedWoman 4 years ago

      Looks tasty. Now I know what to give my husband for our next anniversary lol

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      These are hilarious! When I converted to Islam I had to give up bacon (boo hoo), so I ate a lot of it in the preceding days, and after a few years I discovered halal beef bacon that tastes like the real thing. What an idea - bacon roses..

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I'd love to eat them - what a clever idea!

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      CuriousBoy 4 years ago

      Interesting, original idea!

      (I love bacon...)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice, and yummy looking roses! :)

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      Aja103654 4 years ago

      Finally! Edible flowers!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Bacon roses are definitely a unique bouquet.

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      rayncathy 4 years ago

      These look so delicious. What a unique idea

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice food....

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      gibsonplayer 4 years ago

      WOW!!! that is insane! Did not know that was

      possible. I have a friend who loooooooooves

      bacon. I'm gonna share this with her,

      she'll love it! thank you!

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      CornellMarCom LM 4 years ago

      I have never made them but, I am going to try. They look great!

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      john9229 4 years ago

      Nice Foods. I love this creative lens

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      racingdatabase 4 years ago

      What a fantastic idea - I must try this. Yum! :-)

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      aydensmom 4 years ago

      So creative and cool. I love bacon so this is awesome!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      What a great idea for a Valentine's brunch.

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      I have never seen these bacon roses before. What a great idea! Blessed by a Squid Angel! Happy Valentine's Day :)!

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      Radcliff LM 4 years ago

      Bacon roses. Genius. I would definitely eat them--after taking a few photos!

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      miller83 4 years ago

      I never thought of it..... i'm a bacon lover and would love to have these as a gift. Think i'll drop a hint to my girlfriend. Love the lens.

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      Jeph Maystruck 4 years ago from Regina, SK

      What a great idea, love this lens!

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      Pat Broker 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Love the concept and I eat paleo so I would definitely make bacon roses.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Bacon? Creative for sure. You'll like this film my son did all about bacon, it's funny.

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      ItsTimeToBurn 4 years ago

      I'm trying this NOW!!!! Maybe filled with cheese, and avocado on the side. Maybe I'll go for a run first so I feel less guilty :)

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      Fox Music 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this creative lens "Make a Bouquet of Bacon Roses"

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      TheCandle LM 4 years ago

      My husband would love a dozen bacon roses for Valentine's Day. I think that might be my gift to him this year! Have you ever given them as a gift?

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      blessedmomto7 4 years ago

      How funny. I found this lens from a friend's facebook post. Cool idea. But I prefer real flowers!

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      why single point for the squidlike? and why this link? I don't understand.

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      Heather Weaver 5 years ago from Colorado

      @Deadicated LM: That is funny! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Haha, got 1 point from my last squid like and it said have a Bacon Rose with a link to your Lens. Funny!!!

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      This is such an excellent idea. Will have to try this soon : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I made them. Didn't want to drill into my muffin tins and didn't want to pull apart artificial flowers. Came up with BLT roses and I have instructions on how to make those here:

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      Satdin 5 years ago

      Nice informative lens. Cool.

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      SquidooRocks55 5 years ago

      Neat idea. They actually look pretty cool.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Haven't made bacon roses- yet. Guess it is really true that the way to a man's heart goes through his stomach.

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      I love bacon. Great job!!!

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I will eat anything with bacon! Great job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your bacon rose inspired me to publish an article on man food! Already *blessed* this article, wasn't sure if I told ya or not.

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      daedrea lm 5 years ago

      These look very cool. I might just make a bunch of roses for myself :P

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      Sam 5 years ago from Australia

      Bacon roses? That sounds incredible.

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      kevingomes13 lm 5 years ago

      Can I just say that you are my hero. I <3 bacon everything.

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      chrisqw 5 years ago

      What a good idea!

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      PecjakJN 5 years ago

      I am hungry

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      elyria 5 years ago

      Wow, amazing! Even though I am not a fan of bacon, I will definitely try to make it for someone else.

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      I really love this idea...perfect because my family loves bacon! Blessed*

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      Chemtrail 5 years ago

      Making me hungry..:)

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      music226 5 years ago

      Awesome lens!

      I'm new to Squidoo, and I just published my first lens! I would really help me out if you checked it out. It is:

      Thanks, I would really appreciate some views. :)

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      Bacon roses ... I have GOT to give this a try. Got some bacon lovers in my family who would get a kick outta these.

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      esse-kia 5 years ago

      very creative use of bacon

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      TennesseeWoodShop 5 years ago

      fantastic lense!

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      Paul Franciskato 5 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      I've heard of edible arrangements but never before with bacon! How fun and amusing!

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      Loveyourshoes 5 years ago

      Bacon tastes good

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      Tracy Smith 5 years ago from Maryville, TN

      Wonderful idea. My husband just love bacan and bacon roases would be a wonderful breakfast in bed anytime I want to spoil him.

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      IronHawk 5 years ago

      Don't forget the Bacon Salt for your eggs in the morning after the bacon roses the night before! Great Lens!