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overhead photo of baked crescent rolls shaped into roses on wooden board and sprinkled with cut strawberries

Crescent Roll Bread Bouquet

By Brenda Ponnay

If you’re looking for a fun way to liven up the dinner roll scene,  we have a secret little baking trick that might just get your creative juices flowing: a Bread Bouquet!

We all know gluten in any form is delicious but have you tried it in flower form? This brings a whole new twist to edible floral designs…It’s easy to fix and pretty to look at, especially for spring and Mother’s Day!

overhead photo of blue baking dish with two crescent roll dough canisters and cooking instruments

Supplies needed to make a Bread Bouquet:

  • 2 cans of crescent roll pastry dough (you could easily do three, depending on how many people you are serving)
  • 9×9 baking dish or smaller
  • something to cut with (cooking scissors or a butter or steak knife work great)

Now let’s get started!

three close-up photos of crescent roll dough and being cut into daisy flower shape

How to make a Bread Bouquet:

1. Unroll one canister and set aside. That one you’ll cut up into triangles as “bouquet leaves” for later.

2. From the remaining roll, cut into 1-inch sections. I cut mine a bit bigger but I found they didn’t cook all the way through so a shorter cut would be better.

3. Then take your sections and slightly flare out the edges to make a rose. Pinch the bottoms together to create the base of a rose (see picture below).

4. Take other sections and cut snips all the way around to create daisy shapes. (see photo above in top right)

four photos of crescent roll dough shaped into rose flowers and placed into blue baking dish

5. As you are cutting your flowers, start to arrange them at the bottom of your baking dish. You won’t need to pre-grease the baking dish as the dough has a pretty high butter content already and doesn’t really stick. If you are making your own dough and not using pre-made you might want to grease your dish. Arrange your roses around in a circular manner alternating with daisies.

6. Use the remaining canister to cut into triangle shapes for leaves and tuck in between the flowers. You can also take tiny bits of dough and roll them into balls to create centers for the daisies.

7. Bake following the directions. You might want to add a few more minutes to your baking time if the flowers are nestled in thick like mine are. Check often to make sure they are golden brown and baked completely through.

close-up photo of baked crescent rolls in the shape of flowers and cut strawberries

8. When your bread is done baking and cool, remove it from your baking dish and place on a pretty plate or cheese board. Add cheese, fruit and herbs for greenery and you are ready to serve as a fun pull-apart appetizer or lunch if you are like me.

Until quarantine is over and getting together is safer we won’t be taking this to a dinner party or potluck but it will also be a great gift to deliver to a friend or relative. Just wrap it up tight in a bread basket.


More Food Craft Ideas:

1. Shortcut Peaches & Cream Donuts
2. Autumn Apple Muffins
3. Homemade Granola Bars and Wrappers

About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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