An Edible Dozen

These rose cupcakes caught my eye right away because they are so pretty.  Then I was curious if the petals were fancy icing or some sort of topper.  You'll never guess what it is! 

Ok, I'll just tell you.

Rose Cupcakes


  • 12 mini cupcakes
  • White icing
  • Scissors
  • 6 rolls of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather in Cherry Rage or strawberry flavor
  • 1 roll of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather in Color by the Foot flavor

  1. Frost 12 mini cupcakes with white icing.

  2. To make a rose, unroll a piece of the cherry or strawberry fruit leather and divide it in half along the wavy perforated middle line. Take one of the halves and roll up about 5 inches to form the flower's center. Set the rolled strip wavy side up in the middle of a cupcake, as shown, and continue to loosely wrap the remaining fruit leather around the center at a slight angle until the flower is completed.

  3. Repeat this process for the remaining flowers. (You should be able to get 2 mini roses out of each roll of fruit leather.)

  4. Cut leaf shapes from the wavy edge of the Color by the Foot strip as shown, then tuck the leaves under the roses.

Can you believe it's Fruit by the Foot?  Now everyone can "ice" fancy cupcakes!


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  • Sandi

    January 20, 2010

    You are right. I never would’ve guessed!

  • Shelley@divinepartyconcepts

    January 20, 2010

    Love them! I don’t know if mine would turn out that cute though πŸ™‚

  • Chris@Celebrations At Home

    January 21, 2010

    Oh, that is too cool!

  • Heather

    February 8, 2010

    I would have NEVER guessed! That is so clever. I am going to give this idea a whirl. Thanks!

  • Amy

    February 12, 2010

    you have the best ideas for valentines day.. i love the trifles and the centerpieces and these…i love it all!

  • Nancy Pfeifer

    February 13, 2010

    These are so darling! Love them πŸ™‚

  • Nancy Pfeifer

    February 13, 2010

    Forgot to add my link πŸ™‚

  • Dina

    March 20, 2010

    fruit leather roses ! awesome! I love fruit leather!

  • Myriam Maon

    March 28, 2010

    I love them! I will try to prepare them. I hope they would turn out as yours. Thank you!

  • Brooke

    July 3, 2010

    They are lovely. I was thinking about a table setting with these for a bridal shower

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