Edible fruit flowers can be a treat for adults and children alike. Fresh fruit can be made into flowers for party centerpieces or as gifts for family members or friends. You may already have the tools needed to complete the project in your kitchen supplies. Wooden skewers are excellent stems for fruit flowers that you intend to arrange into bouquets, and flower cookie cutters provide great base shapes.
Melon or Pineapple Daisy
Choose fruit that is firm and unblemished. Over-ripened fruit will be too soft. Peel melon or pineapple with a paring knife.
Cut cantaloupe, honeydew melon or pineapple into 1/2- to 1-inch-thick slices. Use a small melon baller to scoop and shape several rounds from the melon.
Push a daisy-shaped cookie cutter into the slice of fruit to make an impression. If a cookie cutter isn't available, draw the shape directly onto the fruit with the tip of a paring or utility knife.
Carve the daisy shape out with your sharp paring knife. Insert a wooden skewer into its center, and place a melon ball, blackberry or maraschino cherry on the tip of the skewer on top of it. You have completed a daisy-shaped flower.
Place a strawberry hull-side down on your cutting board. Carefully make a vertical slice from the top halfway down the side and at a slight outward angle. Be careful to keep the cut shallow enough for the berry to remain intact.
Cut three more slightly angled cuts on the remaining sides, equally spaced apart. The cuts must be slight, as you want the berry to stay solid. Curve the tips slightly downward. The interior of the sliced berry will have a shape similar to a pyramid.
Place the strawberry rose onto a skewer. You can dip the berry in melted chocolate for an extra touch.
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Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for Demand Studios and Associated Content. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.