This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful, delicious and colorful Fruit Bouquet to share with the special people in your lives. It's edible art!
Easy Fruit Bouquet Recipe
A homemade gift is priceless but it doesn't have to be expensive to make. When you want to show how special your loved ones are or if you're looking for a Valentine's Day DIY project, this Fruit Bouquet is just the ticket and sure to brighten anyone's day! You have full creative license to use the kind of fruit that you enjoy and it's a project where the whole family can get involved.
How to Make the Best Fruit Bouquet Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make a homemade Fruit Bouquet: Fresh pineapple, watermelon, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, chocolate melting wafers (i.e. Ghiradelli or similar) fresh rosemary, dill and fresh bay leaves.
- Kitchen tools you'll need: Wooden skewers, Sharp knife and cutting board, small bowl, kitchen scissors or sheers, parchment paper, container or vase.
- You'll also need a variety of shapes and sizes of cookie cutters to cut the melons into fun shapes and floral foam to stabilize the skewers in the vase.
- Please note: depending on how may bouquets you want to make the amounts of fruit can vary, The amounts I give are a roadmap to help you decide which you would like to use.
- It's vitally important to choose fruits that won't brown prematurely. Apples and bananas would be suited for this application.
- Make sure to use clean hands, properly prepared fruit and sanitize surfaces to keep the fruit bouquet in tip top shape for sharing.
- Before you begin, test the weight of the container to be certain it can hold the fruit skewers without tipping over. Depending on how tall you make the skewers for the fruit bouquet, the vase should be able to handle it and not be too top heavy so it will stay upright.
- If you forget to wrap the floral foam with parchment, alternately you can cut a piece of parchment the size of the surface of the Styrofoam to place on top. This is to protect the fruit from touching the foam.
- You can buy large cellophane bags at craft stores to wrap the floral bouquet for transporting. Buy an oversized bag and secure it at the top with a pretty ribbon and a card and message attached.
- Fruit Bouquets should be made the day you're planning on delivering them. Keep covered and chilled in the refrigerator.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
- 1 pint fresh strawberries washed and dried
- 1 pint blackberries or blueberries washed and dried
- 1 medium bunch green grapes washed and dried
- 1 fresh pineapple peeled and sliced (core intact)
- ½ medium watermelon peel intact, sliced same width as pineapple
- 1 medium cantelope peeled and cut into 2 inch long 1 inch thick arrows
- ½ cup chocolate melting wafers i.e. Ghiradelli
- fresh herbs for garnishing i.e. rosemary, dill, fresh bay leaves or your favorite.
- Wash all of the berries and grapes and pat dry with a paper towel.
- To prepare the container: Choose a container that's deep enough to hold the amount of fruit you plan to use. A shallow container with long skewers will tip over. Cover styrofoam with parchment paper. Place the styrofoam firmly in the bottom of the container. Set aside.
- Peel the pineapple and slice it into ½ inch slices. (The height of the sides of cookie cutter can be used as a guide for less waste.) Using a 2 ½" heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes. Set aside.
- To make chocolate drizzle: Place the chocolate wafers into a bowl and microwave on 50% heat for 20 second intervals until fully melted. (You can also use a double boiler and have it melting while you prepare the fruit.)
- Transfer to a piping bag and pipe the chocolate onto the pineapple pieces and some of the strawberries. Dust with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. Let dry.
- Slice the watermelon the same width as the pineapple. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Set aside.
- Slice the cantaloupe and remove the rind. Cut into arrow shaped pieces around 2 inches long. (This will make up the outer part of your bouquet.)
- To assemble: Using one of the leftover skewers, make holes around the outer edge of the container and place the fresh herbs in the holes.
- Skewer each piece of cantaloupe with the arrow shape facing upwards. Place the cantaloupe skewers around the outer edge in amongst the herbs.
- Begin threading remaining fruit onto the wooden skewers. There is no right or wrong way to do this, be creative! Leave room at the base of the skewers according to the depth of the bouquet container. You can also trim the skewers to different lengths.
- Finish up by placing the remainder of the fruit skewers in the middle of the pot at different heights depending on the shape you want the bouquet to be.
- Once all the skewers have been placed, you can decorate the outside of the pot any way you wish. Tie the entire bouquet with cellophane and tie at the top with a ribbon. Add a note or a card.
- Store chilled and deliver within a few hours of assembling.
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