Flowers make a lovely gift, but a bouquet of flowers you can eat is even better. Celebrate your loved one with an edible arrangement featuring a beautiful array of fruit blooms. The addition of chocolate-dipped strawberries satisfies that sweet tooth. It may look professional, but cookie cutters are the secret to making this a simple DIY you can do at home. Festive for any occasion, we guarantee this gift will delight any recipient, especially when they learn you made it for them yourself!
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Things You'll Need
Melon (cantaloupe, watermelon, and/or honeydew)
Flower-shaped cookie cutters
Floral greenery or lettuce
Vase, pitcher, or planter pot
Slice the pineapple and melons into flat discs that are about an inch thick.
Remove the seeds, and press the cookie cutters firmly into the fruit, avoiding the rind. Use cookie cutters in a variety of flower shapes and sizes, as you'll be stacking some together to create beautiful floral combos.
To assemble the flowers, stack smaller flowers on top of larger ones, or use a blueberry in the center. Secure the fruits together by inserting a toothpick through the back of the flower.
Insert wood skewers into the bottom of the flowers and press up until you're about halfway through. For variation, thread several grapes onto the skewer before the flower to create a gorgeous green stem. Break some skewers so that some are shorter than others—this will give your arrangement a nice variety of heights.
Microwave melting chocolate in a bowl for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat if needed, until melted. Dip strawberries into the chocolate, and place them on parchment paper to cool. You can leave some strawberries plain, or for a festive birthday twist, dip them in white chocolate and coat them in sprinkles!
Once the chocolate has completely set on the strawberries, insert skewers through the green stems and press until about halfway through.
Trim a block of floral foam until it fits snugly inside your vessel.
Press your flower and strawberry skewers into the floral foam. Start with the larger blooms to set the height and general shape of your arrangement, and then fill in smaller, shorter blooms and fruit.
Tuck floral greenery around the base of your arrangement to conceal the skewers, and also fill in any bare spots. We used citrus leaves, but you could also use lettuce or kale, if you have a vessel with a wider opening.
That's it! Your stunning edible arrangement is all ready to impress its recipient.