Dried Pineapple Flowers are a surprisingly easy way to make any cake look like it was decorated by a professional! Learn how to make flowers for cake out of pineapple, and every cake will look extra amazing for holidays and special occasions. Plus these dried pineapple slices make a great snack!
Dried Pineapple Flowers
These BEAUTIFUL dried pineapple flowers are the perfect way to top off your favorite cakes. Easy to make and they look so fancy!
I’m not usually a baker, and definitely not a cake decorator, but I went all in on this one. These pineapple flowers were just the thing to finish off my pineapple banana Hummingbird Cake.
I’m surprised by how easy it was to make flowers for my cake out of pineapple. Just bake the pineapple slices to dry them out, then shape them into these little flower shapes, and voila! You can place them on top of any cake, cupcake, or dessert for a little extra pizzazz.
These dried pineapple flowers will impress everyone, and make you look like a professional cake decorator! They also taste great and work as a simple little snack.
Make all your cakes a little extra special with these easy Dried Pineapple Flowers. Simple to make, beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat!
Pineapple Flowers for Hummingbird Cake
I made these pineapple flowers for my Hummingbird Cake, and they look so pretty! The delicious banana pineapple cake is a classic, and the dried pineapple slices were exactly what it needed for a finishing touch.
You can use this method to make flowers for any cake, cupcake, or dessert you want. I think placing a single pineapple flower on top of a cupcake would be so cute for bridal showers or baby showers. It’s really an easy way to make any dessert look even more beautiful!
Be sure to check out the Hummingbird Cake recipe for a special Easter dessert!
How to Make Dried Pineapple Flowers for Cake
Any kind of cake decoration seems complicated, but these are the exact opposite. All you have to do is slice, bake, and shape! They come out in this perfectly crisp texture that makes them hold their shape and look like ACTUAL flowers. So fun!
How to make pineapple flowers for cakes:
- Preheat oven to 200°F, then prepare the pineapple by cutting off the outside shell (do not remove the core).
- Now cut the pineapple into super thin slices. A mandoline will help you get the perfect paper thin slices.
- Use paper towels to dry the slices and remove as much moisture as you can.
- Place a cooling rack or baking grid inside of a baking sheet, and place the pineapple slices on the cooling rack.
- Set them in the oven for 2-3 hours at 200°F until they are fully dried and the edges start to look crisped.
- Carefully place each slice into small muffin tin cups to shape them. Let them cool completely to take shape.
Now you can place them as you please on top of a cake or use them however you want!
Dried Pineapple Snack
The secret about these pineapple flowers? In addition to looking really pretty on top of cakes, they’re DELICIOUS!
Since they’re actually just dried pineapple slices, they make a really tasty and healthy snack too. You can follow this same recipe to make dried pineapple chips for a snack or appetizer; just skip the part where you shape them into flowers (or don’t…nothing wrong with a fancy flower-shaped snack).
Once they’re dried out, you can easily save them and eat them whenever you want. They’ll last quite a while in an airtight container or sealed bag. You could also add a bit of sea salt or cinnamon for a little more flavor. Yum!
Whether you use these dried pineapples as flower decorations for a cake, or as tasty pineapple chips, I know you’re going to love them. They’re so simple to make and so fun to use/eat.
See the recipe card for details on how to make dried pineapple flowers for cakes. Enjoy!
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They were east to make. I have my mom’s meat slicer, got 36 slices from medium pineapple. The leftovers kept their shape. The flowers on cupcakes drooped overnight. Still looked elegant
Looks gorgeous, Patti!
I used mandolin slicer and dried with paper towel and put in oven on baking/ cooling rack on a baking pan and had them in oven for 3 hours at 200 degrees. Took them out and they hardened quickly but were flat then overnight they softened and now in muffin pan. How long will they need to hold their shape?
It truly depends on where you live, temperature, moisture, etc. Just keep checking every half hour/hour to see if it seems strong enough for you!
Hi, just wondering how long these last once baked. I want to make them for a cake but wanted to make them in advance.
These are so pretty! I’m making an apple pie for thanksgiving and thought some dried apples flowers would look so good! Is there a way I can do that?
Can’t wait to try these! Will any other fruit work too?
I find it works best with pineapple :)
We make these all the time just for snacking….so good!
I’m so addicted
I never knew you could do this! They are so pretty!! Can’t wait to try making them!
They’re so easy and pretty!
Who knew pineapple could look so pretty! I love that it is also a yummy, snack! I definitely need to add these to desserts!
These dried pineapples were GORGEOUS on my cake! And so easy!
These really liven up any cake! I love them as a snack as well.
I love them as a snack!!