While flower bouquets have ruled the gift forum for quite a long time, the trends have changed recently. With so-much health consciousness around, people, today, have opted for an alternative to flowers. This is where edible bouquets come to the scene. They make beautiful centerpiece and great gifts. However, the most advantageous prospect of edible bouquets is that instead of dead flowers a few days later, the bouquet can be properly utilized as everything is 'edible'. Making edible fresh fruit bouquet requires a little bit of patience and some effort. In the following lines, we have provided information on how to make delicious and attractive edible bouquets.
How To Make Edible Bouquets
- Fresh Fruits
- Parsley Twigs
- Container, to hold the fruit
- Florist foam
- Wood Skewer Sticks
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
- Cookie Cutter
- Kitchen Scissors
- The first step would be to sketch a design that resembles that of a flower bouquet. Now, replace the flowers with fruits in your design. The most ideal choice of fruits would be honeydew melon, cantalope melon, strawberries, grapes (purple or green), fresh pineapple (not canned), raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.
- Gather all the fruits and cut them in the desired shapes. If you want flowery shapes, go for a cookie cutter. This would help you get the desired shape without much effort.
- For people, who want to dip some of the fruits in chocolate, you need to melt the chocolate in the microwave. Dip the fruit into the chocolate bowl and put it on a piece of wax paper to cool and harden. You can even put it in a refrigerator to cool it.
- Now, arrange the fruits onto the wood skewers.
- Thereafter, take a container and stuff it with the florist foam. Right from a basket, ceramic pot, coffee mug or a vase, the options are endless, when it comes to container.
- Arrange each of the skewers into the foam, creating a spherical shape. Make sure you place the outermost skewers on a large angle. With the help of a pair of kitchen scissors,cut them making each skewer shorter than the center skewers.
- Adjust the lengths of the skewers so that you get a proper fruit flower bouquet. Fill in the spaces with larger pieces like melons to hide the sticks.
- Once all the skewers have been arranged, put some twigs of parsley in-between the skewers. Apart from hiding the empty spaces, it would also make the bouquet look more like a flower bouquet.
- All you need to do now is to wrap a clear basket wrap bag around the whole thing and top it with a bow. Your edible bouquet is ready to be gifted or used as a centerpiece!