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Pinterest-Martha Fail: Pineapple Flowers

pineapple flower

I was put in charge of making desserts for this year’s family Easter dinner. I spent hours on Pinterest finding the perfect recipes and ideas, narrowing them down to one delicious sounding hummingbird cupcake recipe. I planned to top them with lovely crisp pineapple flowers from a pin that has been all over Pinterest lately.

The day before Easter I shopped for ingredients, prepped the work space, and spent the night hurling my guts out. Easter dinner postponed due to massive stomach flu epidemic 2012.

Once I was on my feet again, I set about making the pineapple flowers for the postponed dinner. The tutorial I pinned said it should take about 1 hour in the oven to create the dried pineapple “flowers.” Six hours later, I had gummy tan circles. Still I dutifully placed them in the muffin pan to shape them overnight hoping the air would dry them further and transform them into lovely edible garnish. In the morning, I came downstairs to this:

pineapple flower fail

by Jess, Mad In Crafts

inspiration photo: pineapple flowers by Annies-Eats, from a Martha Stewart recipe

pineapple flowers nailed it

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