Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flower Fruit Pops

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Quick, simple, healthy, and affordable. Specialty shops charge a fortune for fruit pop bouquets, but now you can make them at home for a special and unique alternative to real flowers. I made these for Mother's Day this year because my Mom prefers when I bring her treats on the healthier side, after all the years of chocolate, candy and cake. These flowers are also great for Valentine's Day, Summer picnics, to say "thank you", "Congratulations", or any occasion!


Flower Fruit Pops

You will need
  • Green Grapes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Plastic Lollipop Sticks (If you use paper sticks, they will get soggy and wilt. You can also try wooden skewers)
  • Flower Cutter (mine was 2 1/4")
  • Circle Cutter (mine was 1")
Directions
Slice the watermelon into slices about 1/2" thick and punch out as many flowers as you can with your flower cutter. Punch out the centers with your round cutter.


Repeat the process with your cantaloupe. Depending on the size of your melon, the center slices may not be wide enough to punch out flowers because of all of the seeds in the middle. A trick I discovered is to slice off the very top and cut 1/2" slices from the top down. This way you can get a whole slice without the seeds getting in the way.


Take the centers of the watermelon and place them in the centers of the cantaloupe, and vice versa. 


Skewer the grape down the stick, followed by the flower. Be careful not to push the stick through the top of the flower.


You can even create an edible flower bouquet! Try using heart and star cutters and incorporating a variety of fruits. Even dip your fruit in chocolate and create your own custom arrangement!



Save all the scraps and cut them up for a delicious snack!


Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

  
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4 comments:

  1. I found your adorable fruit pops by following the garden path from from Sweet Sixteen: May Flowers Collection. Congratulations on being featured! I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yes, thank you for such a great idea...and the Sugar Rush!

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  3. Thank you so much, ladies! Glad you are enjoying my recipes and tutorials :)

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