Source: Prajakta Gudadhe at Ginger and Garlic
- 1 styrofoam cone (small or medium size) from your local craft store
- 1 tall and wide carrot (if you prefer an edible frame!)
- Large plate to use as a base.
- 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.
- 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).
- Using the cookie cutters create various shapes out of the melon slices.
- 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).
- Continue building the tree as dense as you want!
- Use cilantro leaves as grass garnish.
- Enjoy your new edible fruit tree! If using a particularly large plate, add cookies/chocolates at the base to enhance your presentation!