How To Make An Edible Arrangement

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How To Make An Edible Arrangement

I made this edible arrangement 2 years ago and brought it to my parents home for Christmas. I decided to re-post it today because edible arrangements are simple to make and are so much nicer than flowers in my opinion.

Plus, you’ll look like a freakin’ rockstar when you walk in to your parents house with an handmade edible arrangement and your brother shows up empty handed. Ya, I may be an adult, but sibling rivalry, is forever baby!  FOREVER.

brown metal container

Okay, to get started you are going to need a cool container.  I swiped this puppy from my parents house years ago, and figured Christmas would be a great time to return it.

Edible Arrangement pictures

I found a block of floral foam from the dollar store and simply dropped it in the container and secured it in place using clean, decorative rocks. I got those from my mothers house as well. Ha!

how to make an Edible Arrangement kale base

Next, gently moisten the floral foam and add a few kale leaves around the inside of the container so they hang over the sides a bit.

For this edible arrangement I used the flowing items-

  • 1 Cantaloupe
  • 1 Honey Dew Melon
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Bag of Marshmallows
  • 2 Containers Dipping Chocolate {found in the baking aisle}
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2lbs. Seedless Grapes
  • 2lbs. Strawberries
  • Green Sprinkles
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • 2 pieces of Green Floral Foam

how to cut cantaloupe

To make melon spears simply slice the melon in half, then into 8 – 10 sections. Cut off the rind.

Edible Arrangement

Insert bamboo skewers through melon and set aside.

how to cut pineapple (1)

Next remove the top, bottom and sides of the pineapple then slice the pineapple into 3/4″ slices.  Use a flower cookie cutter* to cut out the shapes.

grapes on a stick

Add grapes to bamboo skewers.

white chocolate dipped apples

Core apples, and cut into 12 slices. Dip in white chocolate and set aside on waxed paper until the chocolate has set.

chocolate dipped strawberries

Skewer strawberries, then dip clean strawberries into melted chocolate and place in a block of moistened foam {see below} until the chocolate has set.

chocolate dipped strawberries Edible Arrangement

To do this I simply added a piece of floral foam to a wide bowl, moistened it, and taped off little sections then placed the berries evenly in the foam filled bowl to dry.

marshmallows with sprinkles

Dip the tops of marshmallows in white dipping chocolate and dip in sprinkles.

Edible Arrangement picture tutorial

One all your fruit has been cut, dipped and dried, begin placing the skewers of fruit in the foam filled container at varying heights.  Stuff edges with kale and you are good to go!

How To Make An Edible Arrangement

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Comments

  1. My daughter and I made one of these for her birthday a couple years ago. Of course I didn’t get as fancy as you with dipping the fruit in chocolate and adding marshmellows!

  2. Helen in Meridian says:

    With all that pineapple and cantaloupe that arrives in the chicken boxes, you can make fun arrangements all holiday long…..take that BROTHER.

  3. Well THIS would of been handy last month when I made my friend a homemade edible arrangement for her birthday… It didn’t look nearly as pretty ;b Totally edible still, but not very pretty. She liked it…. but still not very pretty.

  4. Joye Foote says:

    That’s the best use of Kale I have seen yet ;)

  5. Kara Nalbone says:

    I love that you swiped the container off the back of their toilet! LOL!

  6. Christina says:

    That looks awesome. I’ve often wondered how they do that, now I know! I think your parents will allow you to swipe containers from their house more often. Feel free to swipe one from my house anytime!

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