Move aside your old fruit baskets as the fruit bouquet is now here. It highlights the color and different fruits and mixes them for a visual treat and it is also good for the taste buds and health. They are usually available at stores and are commonly created by professional makers. They usually come with a hefty price tag when bought outside, but it is possible to make your own at home. They can be used as a pleasing and edible decoration and finger food at any party.
They can be used on just about any day of the week to put some zest into a dull day. Preparing the fruits like whole cantaloupes, melons, pineapples and strawberries is the first step you have to do. A bunch of grapes, both red and green, will also be used for the fruit bouquet. Materials like bamboo skewers, cookie cutters, cutting board, peeler, knives, melon baller, florists foam and a pail or vase are included.
After cleaning the vase or pail, florists foam is placed on the bottom of the clean container. Just enough foam should be placed in the container to serve as support for the bouquet, but should not be in excess such that it is seen over the rim. Rinse the fruits and peel off their skin as needed. Remove seeds and the parts that are not edible.
Cut the pineapple in a horizontal manner with a thickness of one inch per slice. Any rind must be removed from the slices. Then produce the wanted shapes by pressing a cookie cutter onto the slices. It is entirely up to you which shapes will be used in the fruit bouquet.
The melons and cantaloupes should be cut in half next. Make round balls out of the fleshy parts of the fruits by using a melon baller. Now, using your creative abilities, alternately skewer the pineapples, melons, cantaloupes and grapes.
Top it off by putting on a strawberry or pineapple slice. Make sure that the bamboo skewer is not seen by making the fruit pieces touch each other. When all the fruit pieces are used, pin the blunt point of the skewers onto the florists foam to produce a bouquet effect. Place the parsley or mint leaves on top of the florists foam so that it is concealed. Fruit bouquets are best displayed and consumed within 48 hours to retain quality.