Edible fruit creations are rapidly becoming as popular as floral arrangements because of their versatility and utility. Edible fruit creations can make excellent table centerpieces for elegant dinner or holiday parties and special events, or perfect gifts for loved ones, family and friends. Making your own edible fruit creation is a simple process that does not involve specialized skills.
Slice the watermelon lengthwise. Make the cuts away from your body for safety.
Gently carve all of the fruit from the watermelon. Place the fruit aside onto a cookie sheet or a cutting board.
Wipe out the inside of the watermelon with paper towels. The watermelon will form the attractive centerpiece for your edible fruit creation tableaux.
Carve out 2-inch to 3-inch slices of fruit from various other fruits, including honeydew and cantaloupe. Be sure to dispose of the seeds from the cantaloupe. Set aside with the watermelon pieces.
Wash your grapes, strawberries and other hand-held fruits you plan to use. Set aside.
Use cookie cutters of various shapes and sizes to form pieces of watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. Cookie cutters are perfect for creating edible fruit arrangements, as they are available in stars, hearts, floral patterns as well as holiday shapes for all celebratory occasions.
Place your cookie cutter shapes onto toothpicks.
Place the strawberries, grapes and other hand-held fruits onto toothpicks.
Place the fruit toothpicks individually inside the watermelon centerpiece arrangement. Be sure to alternate fruit toothpicks so that your finished product will result in a colorful arrangement, much like the eye-popping quality of an assortment of flowers.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to consume.