How to Make a Fruit Centerpiece

Overview

Flowers are pretty, but no matter how great they look, you can't eat them. Make your next centerpiece do double duty as a decoration and snack by making it out of fresh fruit. With a quick trip to your grocery store, you'll have all the ingredients you need to make a stunning, and delicious, fruit centerpiece.

Step 1

Wash all the fruit and cabbage. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 2

Place the cabbage into the center of the bowl.

Step 3

Cut all the wooden skewers in half. Insert the skewers into the cabbage, spacing them 1 inch apart. Start in the middle of the cabbage and work outward, down the sides. Sink the skewers to a depth of 2 inches for the ones inserted into the middle of the cabbage and 3 inches for the side skewers.

Step 4

Cut the honeydew and cantaloupe melons in half. Remove the rind and cut one half of each melon into 1-inch cubes. Create melon balls, using the melon scooper, from the other halves of the melons.

Step 5

Peel the pineapple and cut it into half-inch-wide slices. Use the cookie cutter to create flower-shaped pieces of pineapple from the slices.

Step 6

Break the toothpicks in half and insert one into the center of each pineapple flower.

Step 7

Attach the grapes to the center of each pineapple flower, sliding them onto the protruding toothpicks.

Step 8

Slide the melon cubes onto the wooden skewers inserted in the cabbage. Alternate the honeydew and cantaloupe cubes, leaving a 1-inch empty space at the top of each skewer.

Step 9

Top off skewers by alternately sliding on the strawberries or pineapple and grape flowers.

Step 10

Refrigerate the fruit centerpiece until needed.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 wide bowl
  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 large bunch of green grapes
  • Several 10-inch-long wooden skewers
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 flower-shaped cookie cutter
  • Melon scooper

References

  • Centerpiece Studio

Who Can Help

  • Make an Edible Fruit Bouquet
Keywords: fruit centerpiece, melon scooper, honeydew melon

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Sophia Darby is a former professional hairstylist who has spent the last six years writing hair-related articles for both online and print publications. Her work has appeared in Celebrity Hairstyles Magazine, as well as multiple websites.