- Dried apricots – you will need about 4 apricots for each rose that you make, give or take
Halve each dried apricot if necessary (some dried apricots come whole, some already halved). You want round, solid halves for your apricot roses. Place between two pieces of parchment paper and flatten lightly with a rolling pin. Take one half and roll it tightly into a rose center. Use additional halves, wrapped around the center, each overlapping the one before, to make petals. Depending on size of apricots, you might have to trim the halves; always make sure a rounded un-cut edge is towards the top to form the rounded petal shape. Keep adding petals until rose is the size you want. You might only need 4 or 5 total per rose. Use a pointed end toothpick to hold them together if they are unfurling. You do need to press the petals together firmly to adhere. Store in airtight container up to 1 day.
See Marzipan Roses for those directions