How To Make Edible Fruit Baskets – to Save Money

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Dometimes the cost of purchasing a fruit bouquet has frugal shoppers pondering: how to make edible fruit baskets. These celebratory centerpieces are accommodative for any occasion. From Mother’s Day, a Memorial Day party to a birthday, the following tips of how to make edible baskets represent at least a $30 value in savings.

Collect the following:

  • Cookie cutter (aluminum- 2.5 inches in diameter)
  • Pairing Knife
  • Latex gloves
  • 12-inch wooden spears
  • 1-dozen thick rubber bands
  • 1 medium-sized bowl
  • Decorative container (vase, tall glass, ceramic bowl)


  • Apples
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew melon
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • 1-sliced lemon or 4-tablespoons of lemon juice

Try to select blemish-free fruit as it is more illustrious and tastier

As most recipes of how to make fruit baskets require that you carve the fruit fashioned to resemble flowers, other shapes such as stars, circles and triangles work too. Cookie cutters made of aluminum are the secret weapon on how to make edible fruit baskets easy as 1-2-3. (If possible, use cookie cutters, resembling flowers.)

How to make edible fruit baskets, preventing the fruit from sliding down the wood spear? Crafty rigging made possible by the rubber band prevent fruit slippage.

Start by cutting all rubber bands and then tie almost three inches from the tip of the spear. The tied rubber band acts as anchor for the fruit. The trick of this tip of how to make edible fruit baskets is to affix the rubber band so that it is virtually invisible.

Continue, this step until all spears and rubber bands are paired.

Next, tie the rubber band around the spear 2.5 inches from its tip or where the fruit will be staged on the spear of the fruit bouquet. Repeat this step until all spears are affixed with a rubber band.

  • Clean all fruit prior to creating the fruit bouquet.
  • Set fruit on a dry paper towel.
  • Then cut each fruit one at a time in slices, the width of the ring finger.
  • Underneath the cookie cutter, position the fruit in the center, then push down until the fruit is formulated into a shape.
  • Generously, squeeze lemon over the entire cut fruit.
  • Affix the fruit to the spear and place in the refrigerator right away.
  • Continue until all fruit is attached to a spear.

Primarily, the tricks of the trade of how to make edible fruit baskets-are to handpick firm, ripe fruit and to employ creativity.

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