How to Make Edible Arrangements

How to Make Edible Arrangements

If you want to know how to make edible arrangements, then the upcoming Buzzle article furnishes some basic instructions to help you make these at home.
Bunch of fruit on blue background
Edible arrangements are a perfect choice for any party or occasion. The beauty of this art lies in the fact that one can be really very creative while making it. Fruits or vegetables can be decorated or carved in different ways to create new styles and patterns. Fruits are particularly popular, because they can be eaten immediately. Today, there are many stores that offer this service. These are packed professionally and are a refreshing gift option as well. So, if you want to make these at home, take a look at the step-by-step instructions mentioned below.

Making an Edible Arrangement

Things required
  • Fresh fruits
  • Florist foam
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden skewer sticks
  • Container or a large-sized basket (to hold fruits)
  • Cellophane sheet
Instructions

♦ Begin by cutting the fruits into desired shapes. Opt for fruits, like strawberries, melon, pineapple, grapes, blueberries, or blackberries.

♦ You can make them more delectable by dipping in a chocolate syrup (melt the chocolate in a microwave or heat it in a container). In next step, arrange these fruits on wooden skewers.

♦ Next, place the florist foam in the container. Insert the skewers into the foam. While doing so, arrange them neatly as you would arrange a flower bouquet.

♦ Try to maintain a balance and proportion in design. Let the colors of the fruits blend well with each other. The bright sunny yellow pineapple can be placed next to a dark blueberry.

♦ Try to create different levels while inserting the skewers. This helps in creating an appealing design.

♦ Next, place a large colorful cellophane sheet over the fruits. Choose such a color, which does not block the visibility of the fruits and veggies.

♦ In the end, decorate with a beautiful ribbon in a contrasting color. Attach a card if you wish to gift it to someone.

Once you get the basics right, you can try new techniques to make it even more beautiful. These edible arrangements are a great gift option for both friends and family, as something made with a little effort definitely scores higher than a ready-made gift. So, let loose your creativity and bring out the best in you. Have fun!