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« on: April 22, 2019 02:41:49 PM »

Hello!  For Easter I made a carrot cake roll with cream cheese filling and tried out carrot roses/pineapple flowers for the first time.  I've been eyeing the roses/flowers for a while, and this was a good time to test them out.







I followed Bravetart's instructions for the carrot roses https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/10/carrot-rose-recipe.html and my dehydrator at 135 F for about 5 hours (flipping occasionally) for the sliced pineapple.  I used a fresh pineapple and my mandoline at about 6 mm to slice it.  You can find a million instructions for pineapple flowers online--most say that you can also dry them out in a super low oven for a few hours. When mine were dry to the touch but not crunchy, I put the slices in a muffin tin to cool so that they stayed in a flower shape.  Smiley

I used this recipe for the cake roll: https://www.crazyforcrust.com/carrot-cake-roll/

And this is my first attempt at decorating the cake.  It was a lot better after I got a good night's rest and decided to rearrange everything in the morning. Lol. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019 09:40:25 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019 11:23:07 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019 02:38:21 PM »

Wow, this is so cool! Love the vegetable flowers.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019 03:25:47 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful! I love when the decorations on a cake are truly edible!
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