The last week of this edition of Blogging Marathon is an attempt to showcase our artistic abilities. The theme says "food craft/art or miscellaneous recipes". I am no artist, but I have made an attempt to present this interesting craft idea which I thought was easy to do. 

I feel that these roses would make a very good decoration on a buffet table as a way of serving salads. What say?

I have looked at numerous videos on Youtube and after a couple of attempts, I got it to this shape. The fun part was my kids were looking on and were waiting to gobble up the cucumber slices and they were not mindful of the fact that I was tense about the end result! They were sure they would get to eat the cucumber slices whether I get the roses right or not!!

The sprinkles on the cucumber roses was my little one's idea. She loves those sugary and colorful sprinkles and was looking for a chance to gobble them (which I usually don't allow). She cleverly manipulated me into using it to garnish the roses so she would be able to have it her way. Master manipulators - these kids!!

Note  - These roses can be made out of carrots too. Just get hold of some plump carrots, slice them and soak them in hot water for a couple minutes so the slices soften up a little bit and follow the procedure below.

Ingredients - 

Cucumbers thinly sliced about 22-24
Sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Method Of Preparation -

Layer the cucumber slices as shown in the picture below. Place 1 slice then the other slice would be placed in the middle on the first slice and so on.

I layered about 11 slices. I guess you could use more but I felt 11 was a decent number to roll.

Start rolling like a carpet from one end to the other as shown in the picture. 

Hold the rolled slices and cut them into two halves.

Place the cut side down and arrange the slices and voila! they would resemble roses!!

Garnish with sprinkles for a colorful look. Don't they look professional??

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 2 roses
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, April 24, 2013


  1. divya Says:
  2. Looks amazing!

  3. Manju Says:
  4. lovely rose dear.

  5. Beautifully done... Love the green rose !

  6. Looks very prettyvery. But after rolling, do they hold shape and not fall apart?

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Very cute edible flowers,beautiful.

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. so beautiful and easy....very nice...
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  11. Very cute and beautiful cuts.

  12. Preety Says:
  13. they look super cute

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. Wow.. That is a cool cucumber rose. Super easy to make too..

  16. simply amazing, thanks, i can hardly hold back myself to try this out

  17. Srivalli Says:
  18. Harini, this is so cute and artistic..very well done..

  19. Rajani S Says:
  20. These look super cute. And I hope your kids enjoyed roses with sprinkles.

  21. very beautiful flowers...and credit to your little one for adding those sprinklers..I would have never thought of it..though I have made these roses..and try making with red radish ..they look very pretty.fantastic..loved it!!

  22. Archana Says:
  23. Wow your little one has a good eye.(That is what my elder one will tell me by the way) The roses are awesome. I will try them out.

  24. Suma Gandlur Says:
  25. Right now among these recipes galore, I am not able to process the method but the idea has somewhat stuck into my mind and will come back later to try them.
    Very impressive. Mee papaku cheppandi tana idea very colorful ani. :)

  26. preeti garg Says:
  27. lovely crafting with cucumber

  28. sujitha Says:
  29. Amazing work...

  30. veena Says:
  31. awesome. You are an artist!!

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