Crafting with Food
Looking for a fun dessert to make with the kiddos? Check out these super cute Fruity Flower Pots. They’re made of strawberries, pineapple and blueberries with just a little chocolate in the mix. They are fun for the kids to assemble; it’s like crafting with food.
One item you will need is a flower fondant cutter and a mini circle fondant cutter. Fondant cutters are reasonably priced at your local craft store and if you’re in the kitchen experimenting or have children, they are worth the purchase. They typically run around 3.99 – 4.99 for a set, but you can use your coupons. Wilton sells a flower and circle set with several sizes included in the packaging. I have found them to serve as a very useful fruit cutting tool for food fun. They’re great in making fruit fun for kids.
Fruit Flower Pots by Jodie Fitz
Chocolate morsels (dark)
Note: You will need a small round and larger flower fondant cutter.
Wash and dry the strawberries. Cut the tip of the strawberry off so that it has a flat edge. Cut off the top/green part of the strawberry so that it has another flat edge. Set aside. The strawberries will serve as the pot for the fruit flower.
Rinse the blueberries and dry.
Cut the pineapple into half inch slices. Cut out pineapple flowers using the larger flower fondant cutter. Cut out the center of each flower so that the blueberry can fit in the whole using the small circle fondant cutter.
Crush the Oreo cookies in a mini food chopper or blender so that it looks like dirt. Place the crushed cookies in a small bowl for the assembly portion of the flowerpots.
Melt the chocolate, a ½ cup at a time, in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate morsels once you have removed then from the microwave so that they fully melt.
Dip the larger end of the strawberry in the melted chocolate and then into the crushed cookie.
Place a blueberry in the center of the pineapple. Use a green toothpick to go through the flower & blueberry. Then place the flower into the strawberry. Place the fruit art in the refrigerator to let the chocolate set. Serve.
Lessons for children:
- Fruit Prep
- List Making
- Grocery Shopping
- Melting Chocolate
- Microwave safety
- Blender/Chopper Use
More fruity flower fun with my Mini Flower pots. These are a huge hit with the kids, as a ‘dessert swap and trade’, for 4th of July and shower food.
It’s just YUM all around! Check out this super easy recipe by clicking here.