Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Achy Breaky Broken Bakey

We have made it to Thursday everybody! Hang in there another day and it's the start to the weekend!! Woohoo!
For today's Throwback Thursday we have one of our very first posts from when Pinstrosity was just a 8 lb. 9 oz. baby blog, the original ran March of 2012 and this one is a good one! check it out!
 Bacon Hearts
   Em here, so Melinda sent us in one of her Pinstrosities and can I say I am really disappointed that this one didn't work out, bacon in the shape of a heart! How cute would that be for a loved one for breakfast in bed (or for yourself for that matter, you need some bacon lovin' too ;) )?! This looked so easy to do also! Well after what we hear from Melinda, and more importantly what I can show you, it's all to good to be true...

The Original Pin


...and after!

The Pinstrosity

    Two words, no bueno. As Melinda explained, "I tried to make these for my daughter's birthday sleepover...  I followed the directions by cutting them in half and shaping them into heart shapes and throwing them in the oven.  When it was time to take them out they were small piles of grease that sadly most of them didn't resemble hearts at all. Luckily my husband saved the day and cooked the girls bacon the old-fashioned way - which turned out tasty despite not being as cute." After looking over the recipe on the original blog, the only thing I can think of is maybe Melinda used a different kind of bacon than the original pin. A possible solution for this might be using thick bacon, which tends to still have some substance after being cooked, and after putting them into the heart shapes, stick toothpicks in each end, so the bacon stays in place.
Anyone else do fun shapes with bacon that we should know about?!! Share with us your delicious bacon artistry wisdom!
 Thanks for sharing Melinda!


  1. I did this recently for my future sister in law's bridal shower that we threw her. It worked out perfectly! I don't think the bacon I used was thick cut but it wasn't super thin either. I cut them in half but made one half a little longer as I think it helped stick them together. Then I put the bacon on a rack that was on a foil lined cookie sheet and baked. When there was about 5 minutes left, I took them out and sprinkled them with a little brown sugar. They were heaven!

  2. I usually microwave my bacon between paper towel sheets on a plate. Maybe that would work better and keep the heart shape?

  3. I've made them before and it worked out well! I did them for Valentine's Day for my hubby. They weren't perfect, but still cute.

  4. I wonder if it would help if you used center cut bacon. It's a bit leaner, so it doesn't dwindle down so much as the fat cooks out.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.