I was going to wait to post this recipe last, but I just couldn’t wait–I loved how it came out so much and wanted to share it with you! I’m sure you’ve all heard of or seen commercials for Edible Arrangements. Edible Arrangements really took off in the last few years, arranging beautiful fruit baskets that look like flower bouquets. They really are something to look at! I actually bought one of these a few years ago for Mother’s Day and thought it was gorgeous. However, the prices are pretty steep. They can range anywhere from $30 for a small arrangement to $80 for a larger one. I guess I’m just too cheap to want to pay those prices.
If you take a look at an edible arrangement, you may think you would never be able to make one of these yourself. No way! It’s actually really easy to make. A little time-consuming I suppose, but totally worth it not only for the money you save, but from the praise you get when you tell people you made it yourself! Here’s what I made for Mother’s Day after breakfast, to eat with the muffins.
Fruit Flower Bouquet
1 package of red seedless grapes
Start by choosing what kind of container you want to put your arrangement in. I chose some cute small flower pots. These were made of porcelain which worked out well because they were a little heavy, and the arrangement didn’t topple over as they got heavier with the fruit.
Shape some floral foam (can be purchased from floral department of grocery store) and put in the flower-pot.
Next you want to arrange some kale on top of the foam. This will hide the foam, and give a leaf effect. Make sure you arrange it evenly. Choose which side the pot you want to be the front, and make sure the kale is especially arranged nicely there.
Now its time to cut up the fruit! Take your pineapple and slice 1 inch slices.
After you have all your slices, take a cookie cutter of your choice (a flower, or a star as I did and press it into the pineapple slice. I made 2 star for each of the arrangements I made. Leave leftover pineapple for yourself 🙂
Next is the grapes. Wash the grapes thoroughly, and thread several grapes through the wooden skewer.
Place the skewers into the pot through the foam. As you’re doing this, it will secure the kale in place.
Next thread the strawberries onto the skewer. You can choose to place plain strawberries, and/or chocolate dipped strawberries.
Lastly, you can use a melon baller to scoop out balls of cantaloupe. Thread those through the wooden skewers and arrange those in the pot. If you’re having trouble figuring out good placement for all your fruit, you may copy my photo below or just look up a photo of an edible arrangement and try to make it as close to that as you can.
Here is the finished product!