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How-to Make a Fruit Bouquet Look Like a Store Bought Basket

 

No one ever said that a fruit bouquet has to look like Edible Arrangement’s fruit, carved to resemble a flower arrangement. When considering how to make a fruit bouquet arrangement look professional you’re not limited to sculpting fresh fruit. There’s an art to selecting luscious fruit, arranging it and then packaging the basket.

  • Start with a spacious container.

How do you make a fruit bouquet exude mouthwatering appeal? Whether it’s a wicker basket, a planting pot or icebox canister, opt for a container appropriately sized to accommodate the contents of the fruit bouquet.

  • Fresh and blemish free.

A fruit bouquet should also be comprised of the freshest selection of fruit possible. Apples, pears and oranges, exuding a vivid hue of red, green or orange, respectively, render the best depiction of fresh fruit. Choose fruit with a moderate glossy appearance. Dull looking fruit is often older.

Dented fruit is not only sore on the eyes, but potentially hazardous. When the flesh of the fruit is pierced with even a slight pin-sized hole, it could very well be contaminated with bacteria. Handpick fruit that is free of brown or soft spots, featuring a smooth complexion.

If you plan to make a fruit bouquet with organic fruit, use a non-chemical solution to clean the fruit.

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  • Other fruit bouquet ideas

If you want to make a fruit bouquet exotic, add a firm kiwi, a pineapple and mango. The pineapple should be slightly fragrant but firm and green.

To ensure that the recipient has ample time to enjoy the fruit bouquet before the fruit ripens, always select green bananas, as they will last longer.

  • Fill it.

Using straw (available at gift and arts and craft supply stores), paper trimmed into confetti or crumpled up craft paper, fill the bottom of the basket. Layer any packaged goods (for example crackers, trail mix, nuts). Be sure to gift-wrap any other personal presents that will be included in the fruit bouquet.

  • Wrap it up.

While cellophane is not a requirement, it gives a fruit bouquet a professionally packaged appearance. Sizing and tying the right bow is the last step to make a fruit bouquet. Choose a big, bright or bold bow to complement the fruit bouquet.

A Recipe for an Edible Fruit Basket

The recipe for a edible fruit basket is easy, it simply requires gathering the right assortment of fruits and arranging them into an awe-inspiring presentation.

This edible fruit basket recipe requires fresh tropical fruits such as:

Select the freshest of fruits at the market. Buy a cantaloupe and pineapple, emitting hints of their aromatic fragrance. Choose grapes and strawberries firm and vibrant in color. Avoid buying fruit with scarring or any brown discoloration which will detract from the appearance of the fruit bouquet arrangement and most likely render an unpleasant taste.

Gently clean the surface of each fruit to remove any dust or dirt. Allow each fruit to fully dry before proceeding. When using large fruits such as cantaloupe, pineapple and melon in a fruit basket you will need to be sure your basket is large enough to accommodate the fruits. A basket that is too small could easily break or tip over from the weight of the fruits. The fruit can simply be placed in the basket with the biggest and heaviest pieces on the bottom. Or you can cut and carve the fruits into an interesting arrangement.

To make a fruit arrangement, cut off both ends of the pineapple, then stand it on its long side and cut it in half. Remove the rind and slice one-half inch quarter slices, using a knife or cookie cutter to round the edges into the shape of a daisy.

Trim off the top of the strawberries’ stems. With the bottom of the strawberry (the pointed side) facing you, spear a 14” skewer one centimeter from where it was trimmed. Push the strawberry down, and add the pineapple daisy on top.

For the rest of the fruit bouquet, cut and cube the remaining edible fruit: the cantaloupe and honeydew melon into half inch slices. Spear the fruit pieces on the skewers with alternating pieces of honeydew melon, grapes cantaloupe.  Alternate the fruit on the skewers, incorporating the strawberries.

If the fruit bouquet is being created for a chocolate lover, we suggest dipping the strawberries in a chocolate spread.

Find a decorative vase in which to arrange the fruit spears.

For those of you, who do no have the time to buy, cut and arrange an edible fruit basket or fruit arrangement, a wealth of online sites custom order and deliver these edible fruit arrangements.

When Holiday Fruit Baskets Suffer from Abandonment

  • Why some holiday fruit baskets will go unaccounted for this holiday season?

Some watchdogs call it abandoned holiday gift basket syndrome. To others, a fruit basket left in the cold is nothing but neglect. Every holiday season, hundreds of edible gift baskets go unaccounted for. Left in doorways, at doorstops and other inappropriate places– some deem it an atrocious act of abuse. In an effort to prevent abandoned holiday fruit basket syndrome, certain

Fresh Fruit Baskets Fashion a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

In all its baked,  succulent splendor, the turkey only works as a short time Thanksgiving centerpiece. After it’s been carved, mutilated and ingested, few care to gaze at the remains.  Enter the fresh fruit basket— an apt second act does not rival the 10-pounder  bird.  Exuding green qualities, this Thanksgiving centerpiece runner up thrives well beyond its moment in the limelight.

Edible fruit baskets bifurcate into two divisions: carved and whole. In the carved rendition, timing is everything. With oxidation being its arch nemesis, the carved fruit bouquet lives an abbreviated existence as a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Fresh fruit basket Thanksgiving centerpiece

Fresh fruit baskets act as a Thanksgiving centerpiece alternative to squash and acorns.

Although it ‘s not the traditional  centerpiece that the Indians and pilgrims shared, the edible fruit basket exudes simple elegance. Here’s how to transition the edible fruit basket throughout the Thanksgiving celebration.

Shortly following the Thanksgiving dinner, a few minutes before dessert–place the fruit bouquet on display.  Then on the dessert plate, give everyone a kebab to enjoy with his or her pie or cake. Note that cheese and fruit embody and easy and tasteful dessert option.

Later in the evening,toss any remaining fruit in the blender, turning the Thanksgiving

How to Make a Fresh Fruit Basket for Valentine’s Day

True love knows how to make a  fresh fruit basket the organic way for Valentine’s Day. Long before, the gift basket behemoths Edible Arrangements, Cherry Moon Farms and Harry& David garnered an online reputation as the go to source for the edible fruit basket, gift bearers conducted all the details for the making of a Valentine’s Day fresh fruit basket.