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Dehydrated Pineapple Flowers
Dehydrated Pineapple Flowers are easy to make and are so much more stunning than fondant flowers on a dessert!
Cook Time30 mins
Preheat the oven to 225 and line two baking sheets with cheesecloth.
Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple, then cut off the sides. Remove all of the "eyes" from the pineapple. Cut naked pineapple in half.
Using a mandolin, slice 12 slices very thin. Place them on to the prepared pan.
Open the blade up and cut another 12 pineapple slices that are thicker and place them on the second prepared sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes and then check on the thin slices. Remove just the thin slices from the oven and gently peel off and flip over. They will stick to the cheesecloth, so be careful.
Bake for another 10 minutes then remove the thin slices and place them on an inverted mini cupcake pan. Set aside.
Remove the thicker slices and flip them over carefully. Bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove the thicker slices from the oven and place them into a standard cupcake pan to curl up and create a flower shape. Turn the oven off and place both pans into the oven with the door cracked to continue to dry out.
Leave the "flowers" in the oven overnight with the light on. This will help them to keep drying out.
Store in the oven with the light on until ready to use or place them into a dry plastic container and leave them on the counter. Do not refrigerate.
Do not make the flowers until you are ready to decorate the cake.