ack… the stems were too short (I’m guessing less than an inch and a half) and inflexible. I folded the stem in half but couldn’t do anything else from there (I even took it out of my mouth and it was a pain to tie in a knot with my fingers) so I gave up… will postpone this until I get some better cherries!
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bought a jar of maraschino cherries and am logging back on this site to get instructions before I get to work! Will report results later!
Step 1: Chew on said stem a bit to soften it up, but do not break it.
Step 2: Using your tongue, fold the stem in half in your mouth. (In fact, use your tongue for all of the following steps unless instructed otherwise)
Step 3: Cross the ends of the stem, one over the other
Step 4: The tricky bit. Clamp the end on the bottom between your front teeth.
Step 5: Poke the other end through the rabbit hole (keep visualizing how you tie a knot with your hands).
Step 6: Keeping the one end still clamped between your teeth, press the other end to the roof of your mouth. Slide the end wedged against the roof of your mouth toward your throat in order to ‘tighten’ the knot.
now to go out and buy the cherries. I’m not a fan of maraschino; do real stems work as well?