Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Red, White and Blue Strawberry Bouquet

I had a lot of fun making my own version of an edible arrangement. With some strawberries, skewers, candy melts and colored sugars, you can make your own festive fruit bouquet. After washing your strawberries, dry them thoroughly (I like to leave the green leaves on, though). I also let them sit out for a little bit to make sure the surface is as dry as can be.

Following the directions on the candy melts, melt them in the microwave. Dip your strawberries, and let the excess drop back off into the bowl. Sprinkle sugar on, if desired, or leave plain. I used white candy melts for a red-white-blue themed bouquet, but chocolate would be just as delicious! Wait until they are dried to skewer the berries. I put a little bit of styrofoam (can use floral foam as well) in the bottom of the pot, then arranged my skewered strawberries in bouquet form.
I covered this with plastic wrap and refrigerated for a few hours before serving, but I would be careful about that, mine started to sweat once they started warming up. Luckily we ate them fast enough for it not to be a problem, but that is something to watch out for.

This dessert is easy, delicious, and can be made to suit any occasion. It doesn’t hurt that it looks impressive as well!


Anonymous said...

Really clever idea. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea...a table centerpiece as well as a dessert :)

Caroline said...

Thanks! I love things that look and taste great with a minimal effort. It's even somewhat healthy with the fresh fruit! :)

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