With my wedding right around the corner, I have so many little party details on the brain. From candles to cake toppers, it’s really the little things that make a big event special and unique. I recently found my own cake topper that I am absolutely in love with, but I saw quite a few interesting options while on the hunt. One was a dried pineapple flower, which was just so pretty that I had to recreate it with my baker and friend Lauren Lowstan. Although it might not be a traditional wedding cake decoration, this fancy trick is the perfect way to make an ordinary cake look special for any occasion.
Without further ado, here’s how to make your own pineapple flower cake decoration…
How to Make Dried Pineapple Flowers
You will need:
- 1 whole pineapple, peeled
- melon baller
- sharp knife
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- muffin pan or empty egg carton
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Use a small melon baller to remove and discard the pineapple “eyes” (the small brown spots on the outside of the peeled fruit). Use a sharp knife to cut the pineapple crosswise into very thin slices.
- Place the slices on your baking sheet. Bake until tops look dry, for about 30 minutes, then flip the slices.
- Keep baking until completely dried for about 30 minutes more. Mold each pineapple slice into a cone by pinching the center together. Then place slices on the bottom of an empty egg carton or muffin tin to form a flower shape.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to place on your dessert.
Once you’ve made your dried pineapple flowers, you can place them on a cake, cupcakes, or add them to a serving tray of desserts as a garnish. We added some lemon leaves to ours to give our cake a very natural and organic feel.
What’s your favorite dessert decoration?
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