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Your Everlasting Cake Decor & Much More...

If you’re ready to take your cake decor to the next level, or you’re simply in the mood for an afternoon of crafting, follow this easy "Know The Rose" tutorial to make your own Rose Petal Confetti.

Her soft hands are just like magic wands... everything she touches becomes an everlasting beautiful piece of art. Yes you could say we're a little obsessed and we're not the only ones...she's Rosie Browning the Founder of Know The Rose and we're pretty sure you've seen her around Northern Beaches and on our socials, and noticed her everlasting creations crowning our celebration cakes. Today we're bringing you a simple tutorial on how to create your own Rose Petal Confetti. We love to use Rosie's Petal Confetti to bring our cake decor to the next level and we love the fact everyone is able to create these at home from scratch.

Before you begin, keep in mind:

  • It’s best to use roses that are fresh and not starting to brown.

  • Rose petals will shrink significantly once dried and colors will fade.

You will need:

  • Secateurs (or sharp scissors)

  • Bunch of fresh roses from your local market or florist

  • Dehydrator; Rosie highly recommends this one

  • or kitchen oven

Rose Petal Confetti Process:


Using secateurs, remove and discard all stems, leaving you with the flower heads.


With care, gently pull apart the base of the rose from the petals by twisting and pulling slowly.


Discard the bases and sprinkle petals across the trays of your dehydrator. Set the timer for 3-4 hours and heat at 70 degrees.


Sprinkle petals across the baking paper and place in your kitchen oven. Set the timer for 45-60 min and heat at 50 - 60 degrees. Depending on how much petals you're drying at a time, you might need to extend the drying time.

You’ll know they are finished when they have shrunk in size and are crinkly to touch.

More Petal Confetti Ideas:

In need of a bit of inspiration? Here are eight ways you can use your new confetti:

  • Wedding confetti

  • Party decor

  • Flatlay styling

  • Scrapbooking

  • Candle making

  • Paper making

  • Gift wrapping

  • Cake decor

How we at Nutjob use Know The Rose Rose Petal Confetti on Nutjob Cakes:

We like to practice a little bit of Wabi Sabi wherever we can, especially when we decor your desserts ... you have probably noticed that at Nutjob less is more when it comes to cake decor. When decorating your Nutjob cake we always consider the initial look of your cake (colors) and your occasion (if any). For a subtle and most elegant look, we found best when similar colors are styled together, like on our Vanilla Cake below.

You can also use your Rose Petal Confetti as a contrast color to your cake, like we did on our Chocolate Chai Cake, to add more texture.

The most important thing now is to grab your fresh roses from the market and get crafty. As always, we’d love to see your creations and don’t forget to tag @knowtherose. If you’re short on time, or not feeling in the crafty mood, you can shop Rosie's pre-made boxes of Rose Petal Confetti here.


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