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« on: August 29, 2005 05:23:30 PM »

I am not terribly creative, so of course I pilfered the idea from the internet.  But, then i recreated it and it's so easy to do!  I made a fruit arrangement and a veggie arrangements for my girlfriend's bridal shower.  Everyone went nuts and it was actually pretty easy!  Here's what I used and what I learned:
Fruit bouquet:  
  • Pineapple (i used 2, but 1 will do)
  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • blackberries
I peeled one whole pineapple and then cut it in rings.  Don't core it!  Then I used a daisy cookie-cutter to cut daisy shapes.  Stick a skewer through the middle of the daisy and all the way through it so the tip of the skewer sticks out a bit and pop a blackberry on there.  Cute?  Hell yeah!  Strawberries are just washed and popped on skewers.  I made "thistles" out of the green and black grapes by putting 5 on a skewer at a time.  I clumped them in groups of 3.  I also skewered the pineapple top and put it in there for some filler.  Oh, and put some kale in there or something to hide the skewers.  
Everything is jammed into florist's foam (use the stuff that is like styrofoam -- it's more rigid for the heavy skewers).
I cut the other pineapple in half and hollowed the halves out to make boats -- one for holding dipping sauce for the fruit, the other to hold the chopped-up pineapple.  I don't know I just really wanted a pineapple boat!  Smiley

for the veggie bouquet:
  • radishes
  • mushrooms
  • cherry tomatoes
  • bell peppers
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
To prep the radishes:  cut the top off a radish and then make a little grid on top by cutting down about 3/4 of the radish, like making a tic-tac-toe design.  Soak them in ice-water overnight to open up.
to prep the carrots: I just cut about 4 or 5 notches in the top like a crown to make little flowers.  The carrots are whole carrots cut into thirds.
the peppers are sliced lengthwise, but I bet you could make cute flowers out of them by cutting them in rings.
Cukes are cut in rings.  
Everything is skewered and then stuck in florist's foam.  

Lessons learned:  get a smaller basket than you think you'll need -- it'll make your bouquet look very full and pretty.  use the skinniest skewers you can find.  
Wrap in plastic until ready to serve.  

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celestialxxdreams
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005 05:27:40 PM »

whoa! those are amazing! I love, love, love them!

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allie-loki
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005 05:28:22 PM »

oooh!
im having a vegan wedding and i will definitely have fruit/veggie bouquets! thanks for a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 05:37:46 PM »

Both "baskets" are so beautiful! AND they look delicious...yum...
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2005 03:42:47 PM »

I am so making the friut one this weekend !  I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2005 07:58:13 AM »

These are great! So much more fun than plain ol' vegge/fruit trays. Thanks for the 'lessons learned' as well, much appreciated.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2005 09:34:27 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2005 08:45:21 PM »

I love how they are so colorful. Great job!
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