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« on: May 16, 2009 01:20:20 PM »

So for my friends bridal shower a couple weekends ago, I made her these fruit trees. I made two. The total with all the fruit was $20 for two of these trees - half the cost of an actual edible arrangement, and for my price, I got two!

I used honeydew, muskmelon, pineapple, bananas and strawberries. I saved the top (leafy) part of the pineapple to stick the skewers in. A tip, place the top of the pineapple on a stable plate before starting, and ALSO: stick a piece of pineapple on the end of the skewer, it keeps the other fruit from sliding down the stick.

She loved these, and I'm still gloating mentally about how good they turned out, even though it was simple, and I'm sure anyone could do it..haha.

Ps) We used this for a fondue station....so yummy!

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009 01:50:14 PM »

What a fantastic idea!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009 02:35:55 PM »

Very clever, and pretty too.  I think anyone who buys those $50 and up arrangements is off their rocker ( no offense to anyone who has or plans to).  My hubby and I like to hollow out half out a watermelon and use the shell to put our fruit skewers in.  Of course; you have to shave a little off the bottom so it will stand properly.  This always gets raves where ever we take it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009 06:31:57 PM »

What a grand idea!  I always make watermelon balls and mix them with red and green grapes.  Not very original, but it seems to work.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009 09:10:23 PM »

This is such a good idea. You could use small cookie cutters on the fruit too. I have this cool pampered chef set of twelve small cookie cutters that i use on veggies, fruit and cheese all the time.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009 07:04:40 PM »

how very cleaver, i have always like those edible arrangements but not at the price they want for them. I am thankful you have given me hope for making my own! great tips too! thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009 08:50:37 PM »

mmmm yum, i'm craving fruit so badly now. i'll have to keep this in mind for my next friend who gets married or has a baby Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009 11:21:54 PM »

Looks really good! They seem to stick up alot from the pineapple top which is awesome. Better to do things yourself Smiley

I made something similar but the savoury version and with toothpicks. Cheese, cocktail onions and kabana was what I used.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009 01:21:16 AM »

I always see the adds for Edible Arrangments and I think that it'd be not that hard or expensive to make one myself. Especially with cookie cutters. The expensive ones don't look any better than your awesome one! Why pay that much?
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009 08:10:31 AM »

Turned out great and a wonderful alternative for those who don't want to indulge in cake.  They look Delicious!!!
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