By Carl Hanson

Time to play with our food! Go ahead, eat your art.

1.) Baked Apple Roses

This impressive, yet quite simple treat is made with frozen puff pastry, softened apple slices, and cinnamon sugar. See how to make them!

Photo by KAIDET

Or if you prefer your roses in vegetable form...

2.) Tomato Rose

Does a rose from a tomato smell as sweet? Let's find out. Basically, if you can peel an orange, you can create this beautiful rose. All you need is a sharp paring knife.

3.) Chef John's Potato Roses

Now try it with a tater! Chef John assures us "the technique is straightforward." Watch him get it done.

Photo by Chef John

4.) Chocolate Cream Puff Swans

Swans filled with chocolate ganache and sweetened whipped cream. Looks semi-impossible, right? Actually, these elegant swans are surprisingly easy to make.

5.) Cut-Out Cookies in a Flower Pot

You'll need some flowers for the potted plant.

Photo by CookinBug

6.) Potted Plant Ice-Cream Cake

Perfect for when you really should give someone flowers but secretly just want to share dessert with them.

7.) Cream Cheese Penguins

These classy penguins are dressed to the nines. All you need are jumbo black olives, cream cheese, carrots, candy eyes, and toothpicks. If you like, deck them out with scarves made from red pepper strips. See how to make them.

Photo by Melissa Goff

8.) Cauliflower Sheep

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, you can make adorable cauliflower sheep with black olives, cauliflower florets, raisins, and dry black-eyed peas.

9.) Cucumber Sharks

You won't exactly be afraid to dive into the salad bowl after making these cucumber sharks.


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