How to Make an Edible Fruit Centerpiece


Many people serve a fruit tray when hosting a backyard party in the summer. Fruit is a quick and light alternative to other desserts and is often welcomed by people conscious of their diet. An edible fruit bouquet is an attractive twist on the traditional fruit tray--colorful flower shapes on skewers, all designed to look like a flower bouquet. Fruit bouquets can be quite expensive to have custom made, but you can create your own design for a fraction of the cost. These edible decorations may look complicated, but they are easy enough for your children to help you complete the project.

Step 1

Fill the bottom of a heavy vase with florist foam. Use a layer of foam that is at least 2 inches thick because the fruit flowers can be heavy. The added depth of the thicker foam will help to hold the flowers in place.

Step 2

Cut a pineapple into 1/2-inch-thick slices and remove the rind. Cut the pineapple slices into daisy shapes. Push a skewer through the center of a flower shape so that the point protrudes about 1/2 inch. Cover the point with a half cherry or a blueberry for the center of the flower.

Step 3

Cut melons into thin wedges and remove the rind. Cut each melon wedge in half horizontally, creating two half-wedges with a thicker base. Push a skewer into the middle of the thick base.

Step 4

String a series of four grapes along the pointed end of a skewer. Leave all four grapes near the pointed end with each of them touching. They will look like beads on a string, hung at the end of a stick.

Step 5

Push the pointed end of a skewer into the hull cap of a strawberry. Choose large strawberry specimens that are deep red in color.

Step 6

Arrange all of the fruit flowers into a large bouquet in the vase. Begin with the largest daisy flowers and then fill in the areas with smaller flower pieces. Add parsley around the outside of the bouquet for greenery.

Things You'll Need

  • Heavy vase
  • Florist foam
  • Skewers
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Melons
  • Strawberries
  • Sharp knives
  • Parsley

Who Can Help

  • Fresh Fruit Bouquet
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About this Author

Anne Baley is a writer and photographer living in Southeast Michigan. She has written dozens of articles about places she has discovered while traveling throughout the United States. Baley's work has appeared in a variety of online outlets, including EndlessSunday, GardenGuides and Travels.