Best Teacher Gift – Fruit Bouquet

June 26, 2012

Fruit Bouquet – great for teachers, summer parties, house-warming or simply a new way to eat more fruit!

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do for my kids’ teachers present this year and stumbled upon “Edible Arrangements” – Fruit bouquets and decided to give them a try myself. Except for a lot of prep work, they are really easy and both of my kids (6 & 7 years old) were able to help make them.

If you don’t have time to make them, check out their website: http://www.ediblearrangements.ca  and simply order one of these fantastic bouquets!

What you will need:

FRUIT:

Apples, pineapple, melon, watermelon, cantalope, grapes (both green and red), strawberries and blueberries.

I don’t recommend using bannana as it goes off really quickly and can fall off the skewers really easily.

Cake Mix x 1 (This will make two small bouquets)

Cellophane& ribbon (optional)

Chocolate candy melts (optional)

Melon baller

Skewers – for this I used 6″ and 10″ skewers, but if available, I would also recommend some 8″ ones too.

Small Flower pot x2 (or you can use the inside of the pineapple also)

To get started, you need to bake the cake mixes in any pans you want… don’t worry what shape – because you are just going to smoosh them inside of the flower pot or pineapple. This makes it look like dirt:)

Then once your cake is inside your pots, you are ready to start building your bouquet…

Try different combinations of skewers, but in the very middle, I would put a flower skewer.  To make the flower, all I did was cut an apple in slices (cut with the top and the butt in between your hands and slice across – you’ve done it right if you get some that have a “star” in the middle) – then I took my paring knife and cut it out to make flower petals.   By alternating some fruit on the stick: grape/pineapple/grape upto the top, I then added the apple flower and a rounded piece of melon (using the melon baller tool).

Add as many skewers as you like until the bouquet is full.

I did some skewers dipped in chocolate.  I used the Wilton Candy Melts (which can just be put in the microwave to get them to be melted quickly) and dipped my strawberries and pineapple in them and put them aside separately so that the chocolate would dry before putting them in the bouquet.

Once they are all finished, you can wrap them in cellophane and tie with some ribbon, or you can just leave them out.

Deliver as soon as possible.

Cheers,

Cbreeze