So, last night we went to my mom’s house for dinner… and she surprised me with a mock-up of the DIY rose ice cubes.   I should have taken a picture, but honestly, I was too busy taking pics of the food to show my brothers what they missed! (they live in Dallas and Napa)  And, by the time I thought of a picture, they were half-melted.

But, this is what we learned:

  • The ice cubes were cloudy so we either need to boil the water twice or get distilled water.
  • The small ice cubes completely melt in about 30 minutes (is it worth the effort?  won’t last past the cocktail hour?)
  • We need a bigger ice tray or some other tray, so we have larger cubes (also, bigger ones’ll last longer!)
  • Fiance suggested round cubes…. that would look cool.  (We’re thinking of freezing them in water ballons, but would that work? You’ll find out)

Any other suggestions to make this bad boys last longer or come out differently?

img_3414We’re actually using red or purple roses, but my mom had yellow on hand!


The ice cube tray has such small cubes!