Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fruit Bouquet

I finally found an excuse to visit Edible Arrangements last week. I'm sure that heaven smells just like that store. It was even better than the smell of Jamba Juice. I was disappointed in the cost of their arrangements, but after salivating over their brochure all afternoon, I decided I could make my own.

So I did, thanks to this great site. I had a great time prepping my fruit...dipping the strawberries and apples, sprinkling them with coconut and pecans (wasn't that a brilliant idea??), cutting stars and hearts out of pineapple rounds. But then I sliced my index finger open while cutting fabric right before it was time to put it all together. So that part ended up not being so fun as I had to keep rinsing the juice out of my cut (owwa). And then the finished product...

So it wasn't the knock-out arrangement I had envisioned. But it was just a first try. So what would I do differently next time:

- Make the sticks shorter.
- Make the pineapple rounds thicker (the sticks kept poking through the front).
- Make the apple slices thicker (same problem).
- Refrigerate the play-doh that I used to put the sticks in (I made it the day before and by the time I used it, it had gotten sticky again).
- Make the arrangement more organized. I thought I could be artsy and just arrange as I went, but I'm just not that talented.

A great thing I discovered: chocolate dipped apples sprinkled with pecans. Great autumn dessert. I think I will make a plate arrangement just of those.

Speaking of edible arrangements, I once saw this great vegetable arrangement at a wedding reception. There were five colorful veggies on each stick, and the sticks were stuck into a head of cauliflower, which made a great base. The sticks were stuck into the cauliflower spiraling inward, it was really pretty.


  1. Gorgeous! I think you did a great job!

  2. What?? You made that?? I seriously thought that was a picture you took off the internet at first. Wow! You are talented. That looks amazing!

  3. Andrea:
    You are the bloggin' queen! You are an inspiration to us all on how to stay in touch and most importantly, how to strike out in new directions in faith. This edible boquet is a great example to all of us to just do it. It is beautiful!

  4. I have always loved these too, but feel the same about the pricing. I am excited to create my own.

  5. I am so impressed. I've always thought the Edible Arrangements were so cool, but never thought I could manage it on my own. Yours looks so yummy...maybe I should try it sometime. You should post your recipe for play-doh. I'd love to make my own!

  6. So cute! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  7. Thanks Andrea! I didn't know that you made it. We all thought that it was from Edible Arrangements. It was good too! :)

  8. YOU MADE YOUR OWN??? The thought had never crossed my mind. WOW! I am so impressed! Thanks for the link! and nice work. I think it looks great.