My husband likes "white chocolate," so for our second Anniversary, I made him a white chocolate rose bouquet. He liked flowers that looked pretty, as well as smelled and tasted good! The stems are pretzels. He stopped to pick up some groceries and I asked him to purchase a bag of white baking chips. He had no idea he was purchasing his anniversary present! Isn't it a pity that a husband not only has pick up his anniversary present, but pay for it too! :) He didn't seem to mind.
For my friend/sister-in-law's birthday, I made her a chocolate rose bouquet.
Even the men folk can appreciate a bouquet, if it is bacon roses. Last year for our "betrothal anniversary" I made my husband a rose bacon bouquet. It works for mother's day as well if you happen to have a mother or mother-in-law who loves bacon.
This is not an original idea. I had seen other people doing bacon roses and wanted to do some for my husband. Like all things though, we can add our own personal touch. The bouquets I had seen either did not have any greenery, or they used fake leaves. I did not want bacon roses on plastic leaves. As much as possible, I like all my "food art" to be edible. After looking at some salad greens, I decided fresh parsley looked best for a bouquet. Roses are usually accompanied by baby's breath flowers. I thought for a good while before coming up with the idea to use cauliflower for the baby's breath.