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Ham & Egg Flowers

  • Author: Shannon
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Flower


Food Items:

  • 1 slice ham* or thin egg crepe (see Notes for info on size & shape)


  • Knife
  • Toothpick


  1. Working your way across the middle of your ham/egg crepe, make vertical incisions with your knife. Each incision should be approximately an 1/8 inch apart, as well as the same size. Make sure to leave an uncut border all around the outside edges of your ham/egg crepe.
  2. Grab the edge of the ham/egg crepe that’s closest to you and fold it over onto the opposite edge (AKA fold it in half).
  3. Starting from either the left or right side, begin rolling the folded ham/egg crepe away from you until completely rolled up. I like to hold onto the uncut base while doing this, to make sure I don’t squish the petals.
  4. Secure your flower with a toothpick inserted into the base.


  • You can use either a circular, rectangular, or square slice of ham or egg crepe to make the flowers. I don’t recommend going much bigger than a 5 inch x 5 inch square piece, as then the flower petals will start to droop too much. I used a 3.5 inch x 5 inch egg crepe and a square piece of ham in the video tutorial. For best results, I recommend going with a smaller square shape.
  • * Feel free to use any kind of ham you’d like (eg: turkey ham, chicken ham). Thinly sliced turkey and chicken breast would also work nicely as a ham substitute.
  • The shorter in length you make your vertical incisions, the smaller and more compact your flower petals will be. Make longer vertical incisions for larger flowers that fan out more and take up more space.

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