How to Make Flowers Out of Fruit

Overview

Although fresh flowers are the typical choice when decorating your dinner table, try something out of the ordinary and make your flowers from fruit instead. Creating a centerpiece from flower-shaped fruit is inexpensive and makes an edible decoration for your next dinner party that your guests will find delectable. With a few relatively simple steps, you will be able to turn fruit into flowers.

Step 1

Cut a green head of cabbage in half and place in the middle of a cake plate, cut side down. Reserve the other half of cabbage for another use. Set the cake plate aside.

Step 2

Cut the skin off of a pineapple and then cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices. Brush the pineapple slices with lemon juice to keep from turning brown

Step 3

Using a flower-shaped cookie cutter, cut flower shapes from the pineapple slices. Cut the red grapes in half width-wise.

Step 4

Assemble the pineapple flowers by inserting a wooden skewer into the center of the pineapple flower so about 1 inch of the skewer extends through the pineapple. Place one half of a grape cut-side down onto the skewer, being careful that the skewer does not push all the way through the grape. Repeat until all of the pineapple slices are used up.

Step 5

Insert the skewers with the pineapple flowers into the cabbage to create your centerpiece. Break the skewers into shorter lengths if necessary and insert the taller skewers into the top of the cabbage with shorter skewers around the edges creating a rounded look.

Step 6

Clean your strawberries and hull them. Placing the hull side down on a cutting board, make four equal vertical cuts on each side of the tip of the strawberry. The cuts should be about 1/2-inch deep, not cutting clear through the strawberry. Repeat for all the strawberries.

Step 7

Place the strawberries on the cake plate around the cabbage. Fan the cut edges of the strawberries to form petals. Add a mint sprig to each strawberry for leaves by pushing the stem of the mint into the hulled end of the strawberry.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not core the pineapple before cutting into slices.

Things You'll Need

  • Green cabbage
  • Cake plate
  • Pineapple
  • Lemon juice
  • Flower-shaped cookie cutter
  • Wooden skewers
  • Red grapes
  • Strawberries

References

  • Plan the Perfect Baby Shower; How to Make an Edible Fruit Bouquet
  • Fine Dining; Strawberry Flower Garnish
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About this Author

Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.