A modicum of patience and an artistic eye are necessary when it comes to how to make a fruit bouquet, resembling the edible fruit designs of The Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company, Edible Arrangements or FruitFlower.com. Frugal consumers save a minimum of $20 with this edible fruit design how-to.
Gather the fruit bouquet elements.
1) bowl of uncut fruit
1 paring knife
1 larger knife
!/2 cup of sugar syrup, lemon juice or ascorbic acid
5-12 wooden spears
A cup, basket, or bowl
Cookie cutter (optional)
1) Pick ripe fruit.
Cantaloupe, honeydew melon, apples, grapes, pears, strawberries and pineapples represent the most commonly used fresh fruit. To ensure the freshest fruit, choose fruit where there are not any visible scars, spoilage or pest marks.
Next, remove any labels off of the fresh fruit. Then, wash and dry.
Refer to the photos featured on catalog pages of the most popular purveyors: The Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company, Edible Arrangements or Fruit.flower as a guide to formulating the arrangement.
2) Place the florist foam inside the mug, basket or whatever container you plan to present the fresh fruit bouquet.
3) Peel off skin and cut the fruit into the shape of a flower petal.
4) For the cantaloupe, pineapple and honeydew melon, cut half an inch thick slices. Then to create an instant shape, use the cookie cutters to press down on the fruit.
5) The fifth step, in how to make a fruit bouquet, involves letting the fruit quickly bask in the lemon juice (citric acid)), ascorbic acid or sugar syrup.
6) Spear the grapes, strawberries and other manageable fruit first.
7) After you complete a spear, position into the florist foam.
After all the hard work is completed, cover and chill in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve or give away.
Another option to consider on on how to make a fruit bouquet is to deviate from the traditionally prepackaged fresh fruit bouquet contents. Add uncommon selections of fruit to the edible fruit design. (i.e.: kiwi, blackberries and kumquats make a unique alternative to the traditional fruit bouquet).