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Edible Bouquet

imageFor my Mom’s birthday I decided to make her the famous Edible Fruit Bouquet. My daughter and I have been obsessed with them ever since they first came out but never had the guts to order one since they are ridiculously expensive.It took me a couple of hours to make it and although it is a long and messy process the result is well worth it. My Mom loved it and after admiring it for a few minutes we enjoyed eating it even more. Its like a healthy version of cake pops!! Now my daughter is expecting one for her birthday next month!

Here’s how I made mine.

Supplies you will need 

Strawberries

Fresh Pineapple

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Grapes

lettuce

Wooden skewers

Pink candy melts/chocolate chips

Flower shape cookie cutters

Floral foam

Vase or any kind of container

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Before you begin, wash all the strawberries and grapes thoroughly. You will need a large work surface to prepare the fruit . I would advice you to have a couple of tall containers to put the different fruits in after putting them on skewers. Once you have them all set up it will make the final assembly process a breeze.

First melt your chocolate for the strawberries. You can either do this on the double boiler or use the microwave. Thread a single grape on the skewer then add a whole strawberry with the leafy part first. Once the chocolate is slightly cooled put it in a ziplock bag and make a very small cut at the tip to drizzle the chocolate on the strawberry. It’s best to prepare all the strawberries on the skewers first before drizzling the chocolate.

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For the flowers cut the pineapple into one inch thick round slices. Place the flower cookie cutter in the center of the pineapple and press down hard. You can either make one big flower from each slice or use a smaller cookie cutter to make several small flowers from one slice. I decided to do both . Thread a grape through a skewer and add the pineapple flower on it. The grape keeps the pineapple from slipping down the skewer. Now add another grape to make the flower center. This completes the Pineapple flowers.

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For the fillers thread six grapes on each skewer. I used just the black grapes but you can use both green and black for added color.image

Cut the cantaloupe and honeydew in half and remove the seeds and pulp. Slice into small wedges. Thread each wedge through the skewer.image

We can now start assembling the bouquet. I had a canister with different fruits on it which I thought would make a cute and appropriate base for the bouquet. Cut the floral foam to fit the base of the container .

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Layer with lettuce to hide the foam. I started with layering the honeydew and cantaloupe wedges around the rim of the container and moved on to the pineapple flowers and strawberries. I added the fillers in the end. There is no right or wrong way to make this bouquet. It just looks good no matter how you assemble it so don’t worry about the end result. My mom thought I had bought mine from a professional until I told her I made it myself !

Now who wouldn’t love to receive this ?!!imageimageimage

 

 

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