Not all edible fruit designs resemble a bouquet of flowers. When it comes to making a delectable fresh fruit basket, do it- yourselfers have two levels for making edible fruit design. There’s a simple and an intermediate approach.
Starting with the easiest method to make a beautiful edible fruit design, there are three paramount steps in this how to make a fresh fruit bouquet recipe.
Meticulous fruit selection. Fruit selection tops the list of importance. Pick fruit on the verge of ripeness. The fruit should feel firm to the touch and yield a hint of the fruit’s aroma. Also, note that the tastiest fruit is blemish free, shows no indications of spoilage or insect damage.
Needed items to make the edible fruit designs:
- Large knife
- Short knife
- A peeler (depending on the fruit)
- Cutting board
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice, ascorbic acid or sugar syrup
- A packet of wooden spears
- Cookie cutter shapes
- Florist foam
- A basket or platter
- Optional (fresh or faux flower)
Easy Edible Fruit Designs
The easiest approach to make appealing edible fruit designs. entails, cutting, the fruit in shapes to resemble a flower,star. For pineapples, cantaloupe and melon, use a cookie cutter in different shapes to fashion the edible fruit designs into the theme.
Prevent oxidation. Keeping the contents of the fresh fruit bouquet free oxidation is another key point to creating mouthwatering edible fruit designs. Apples, bananas, pears and a few other fruits are predisposed to oxidation. To prevent the browning effect, choose ascorbic acid, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Each element slows oxidative browning.
Prior to assembling edible fruit designs give the carved fruit a quick bath in the aforementioned oxidative elements.
Next, take a platter and arrange the edible fruit designs into an artistic presentation. Remember to cover and refrigerate until time to serve. (Optional fresh fruit flower)
Intermediate Edible Fruit Designs
Spearing fruit to create enticing edible fruit designs is harder than it looks. Because certain fresh fruits are prone to tear, gently work the pieces onto the wooden spears.
Next, set the florist foam into the basket. Then, arrange spears of fresh fruit in the florist foam.
Cover with cellophane and keep refrigerated until giving or serving.
Preparation time for the edible fruit designs varies from 40 minutes to an hour.