How To Make Strawberry Roses — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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Strawberry roses are a fun garnish for spring cakes, class cupcakes, or even a bridal shower vase. This knife trick might seem frivolous at first glance, but you’ll be glad you mastered it once strawberries hit high season. Here’s everything you need to know about making strawberry roses at home with a paring knife.

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