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Tropical fruit bouquet in a pineapple vase

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An edible bouquet for Mother's Day

This fruit flower arrangement will brighten Mom's day with a touch of the tropics.

 Tropical fruit bouquet

Flowers are always appreciated for Mother's Day, but a flower arrangement made from tropical fruit is sure to show Mom how much you appreciate her.

 Tropical fruit bouquet

This edible bouquet is easy to make with a flower-shaped cookie cutter, toothpicks and bamboo skewers. Mom will love the thought put into it so much, she might even share it with you!

 Tropical fruit bouquet

Start by slicing off the top third of a pineapple. Slice the top into three rounds about 1 inch thick, and save the bottom for your "vase."

 Tropical fruit bouquet

To turn your pineapple slices into flowers, simply press a flower shaped cookie cutter into each round.

 Tropical fruit bouquet

Break a toothpick in half, and insert it into the center of a pineapple flower. Slice the stem end off a grape, and poke the grape onto the toothpick. Repeat this with the other two pineapple flowers, and then cut additional flowers from slices of watermelon and mango. Break bamboo skewers to various lengths, and poke them into the "flowers."

 Tropical fruit bouquet

Slice some long, pointy spears from the cucumber, and poke a toothpick into the end of each one. Arrange the flowers and cucumber leaves into your pineapple vase, working from back to front.

 Tropical fruit bouquet

Keep your fruit flower arrangement refrigerated until you're ready to give it to Mom. It will look its prettiest on the day it's made but can be eaten within three to four days.

 Tropical fruit bouquet

Tropical fruit bouquet in a pineapple vase recipe

Serves 4 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 personal-size watermelon
  • 1 mango
  • 1 bunch grapes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Cut the top third off a pineapple, and slice that top into 3 rounds that are about 1 inch thick. The bottom of the pineapple will be your "vase."
  2. Use a flower-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the center of each pineapple round.
  3. Break a toothpick in half, and poke the broken end into the center of a pineapple flower. Slice the stem end off a grape, and place the grape onto the toothpick.
  4. Cut additional flowers from slices of watermelon and mango. Create a center in each flower with a toothpick and a grape half.
  5. Slice long, triangular spears from the cucumber, and insert a toothpick into the base of each.
  6. Break your bamboo skewers off at different lengths, and insert the pointy ends into your "flowers."
  7. Poke the flowers and cucumber leaves into the pineapple vase, arranging them from back to front.

More edible Mother's Day gifts

Child's handprint sugar cookie
Letter-to-Mom cookie
Momosa cupcakes

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