Edible Christmas Fruit Tree

Edible Christmas Fruit Tree

Source: Prajakta Gudadhe at Ginger and Garlic

 
Material:

 

  • 1 styrofoam cone (small or medium size) from your local craft store

or

  • 1 tall and wide carrot (if you prefer an edible frame!)
  • Large plate to use as a base.
  • Toothpicks
  • Cookie cutters with various shapes (I used a gingerbread-man shaped and a star shaped cutter)
  • Assorted fruits – I used green and black grapes, strawberries, kiwis, dried cranberries and a honeydew melon.
  • Cilantro or Mint garnish.
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Steps:

  1. Position styrofoam cone/carrot in the middle of your plate. If using a carrot, evenly slice off the end to ensure stability (you could even add a few extra toothpicks at the base).
  2. Using the cookie cutters create various shapes out of the melon slices.
  3. Attach toothpicks to the styrofoam cone/carrot. Attach one piece each of a fruit to a toothpick. (Think free-form; as the tree starts building you will know more about which fruit combinations are looking better and how densely packed you want your tree to be).
  4. Continue building the tree as dense as you want!
  5. Use cilantro leaves as grass garnish.
  6. Enjoy your new edible fruit tree! If using a particularly large plate, add cookies/chocolates at the base to enhance your presentation!

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