By: Nazima Qureshi
Eid ul Adha is just around the corner and since you may be scrambling to think of gift and dessert ideas, I have a refreshing and easy one for you! I am sharing my DIY Fruit Bouquet, which can either be made as a dessert option or wrapped up and given as a gift. Most Eid desserts are can get quite overwhelming, especially when you’ve had multiple sweets that are sugary sweet throughout the day. This is a refreshing alternative that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. You can also use your fruit Bouquet as a centre piece at dinner time and then let everyone have their pick for dessert!
The great thing about this Fruit Bouquet is that you can use whichever fruits you prefer and personalize it to your liking. To make your own Fruit Bouquet for Eid, check out video above or read the instructions below:
DIY Fruit Bouquet
You will need:
- Styrofoam ball (the size should fit perfectly in the vase)
- Tissue paper (to cover the Styrofoam ball)
- Wooden skewers
- Cookie cutters, moon and star shaped
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Fruit of choice. I used:
- 35-40 Grapes
- 6-7 strawberries, dipped in chocolate
- 2 slices of pineapple
- half a cantaloupe, cut into slices
- watermelon, cut into moon and star shape
- Make chocolate covered strawberries. Let dry. Click here for full instruct ions.
- If you want to make an “Eid Mubarak” chocolate plaque, spread the remaining melted semisweet chocolate over a skewer on parchment paper. Place white chocolate in a piping bag and write out “Eid Mubarak”. Set aside and let harden.
- Prepare fruit skewers:
- Grapes: Put 5-7 grapes on 1 skewer.
- Chocolate covered strawberries: put skewers through tops of strawberries.
- Pineapple flowers: cut corners of pineapple slice to make a flower shape. Use half of a grape for flower centre and put a skewer through the centre of the pineapple and grape.
- Canteloupe: Put cantaloupe slices on skewers.
- Watermelon: Cut a slice of watermelon through the middle. Use moon and star cookie cutters to cut out shapes. For the moon, you can also use a circle cookie cutter to create a moon shape. Cut out a circle and then use the circle cookie cutter and cut it 2/3 of the way to create the moon shape.
- Cover Styrofoam ball with tissue paper and place in vase. Pierce fruit skewers in the Styrofoam ball, using different heights and spreading out the colourful fruits. Once you are happy with how your bouquet looks, place the “Eid Mubarak” chocolate plaque in the centre.
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