Fruit Bouquets: DIY Edible Arrangement Tutorial
Fabulous fruity fun!
I love DIY projects. Especially when they are crafty and delicious.
At a recent get together, a my friend Andrea and I were sad when another friend was unable to join us. We did what all good friends do, and talked about how we could make it up to her that she was missing out on some fabulous company. After throwing out the ideas of prank calling and TPing her house (among other things), we thought it would be fun to crash her one-person party the following weekend, though we had no fabulous ideas.
Later on a phone conversation, Andrea suggested we get her fruit bouquets with edible beauty.
Alaska doesn’t have an Edible Arrangements… though I have seen candy bouquets, it’s just not the same.
As I said, this, we were simultaneously inspired and shouted “Pinterest!” so loudly that I’m sure people two houses down from each of us could hear the girl screeching we do so well. We decided what better way to have a party than to show up bearing goodies and the stuff to make our own fruit bouquets… something our friends’ kids could totally participate in, and an opportunity for us to see each other.
As the week progressed, so too did our plans, and the scale. Finally, we just decided to prep at my house and then deliver the completed creations.
What are fruit bouquets without fruit? I loaded up on watermelon, pineapple and strawberries, while Andrea showed up with bamboo sticks, cantaloupe, grapes and the ever-important chocolate. Organic chocolate. That means it’s healthy!
Melting the chocolate in the double boiler.
Dipping the strawberries in and making them “chocolatey.
Relearning how to make cantaloupe balls instead of cantaloupe curls.
The spread. It was a gorgeous sunny day, so we killed multiple birds with one stone – we got our vitamin D intake, we saved my table and carpet from all of the sticky fruit juice, and we saved every surface in my house from Andrea’s 3-year-old son’s love of chocolate.
After we finished one batch, we were getting the hang of this… and got creative.
Isn’t this flower pretty.
And, after we finished the fruit bouquets we had fruit left over. This was so much fun!
Things we learned:
- little boys love chocolate and will make sure every surface (including a screen door screen) loves it too
- watermelon is fun, but leave the rinds on, or else it slides all over the place
- it is possible to stab yourself with a bamboo stick when attempting to spear pineapple through the core
- grapes make good covers for the pointy ends
- how to make melon balls instead of melon curls
- this is so much fun and I want to do it again!
And now that I’ve relived how amazing it was (and am looking at the fruit), I’m hungry… and it’s time to go raid my fridge for fruit remnants.
Download the recipe here:
|DIY Edible Arrangements & Fruit Bouquets||
- Melons (Honeydew or Cantaloupe)
- 1 package chocolate chips
- 1 package bamboo kebab skewers
- short vase with wide mouth (mason jars are great!)
- wax paper
- cookie cutters (optional, we cut our fruit by hand)
- melon baller
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
- While chocolate is melting chop tops off of strawberries.
- Dip/roll the strawberries in the chocolate, set upside down on the flat tops.
- Refrigerate strawberries to set/cool the chocolate.
- Cut the melons into chunks (leave the rind on the watermelon as it makes for a good base on the skewer – you can always chop off later).
- Cut the pineapple into disks 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick.
- Start building your flowers – play around and have fun!
This week, I’m sharing my inspired tutorial on fruit bouquets with these great parties: