Fruit & Vegetable Animal Creations

Posted by on March 3, 2013 in Misc., Recipes | 13 comments

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Fun collection of ideas for whimsical fruit & veggie creations. #fruit #vegetable #animals  www.grandparentsplus.com

Just recently, we went on a beautiful Caribbean Cruise. Luckily it wasn’t the ship that was stranded! We cruised on the Liberty of the Seas by Royal Caribbean and it was fabulous! I highly recommend Royal Caribbean! The food, service, entertainment and the ship itself was outstanding! The presentation of the food was so beautiful. One night they had a dessert buffet where they displayed such fun, creative fruit creations.

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More variations of fruit and vegetable creations!

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So many fun designs!

 

I loved the whimsical animals! I had never thought of doing this for a centerpiece! My creative juices started and I got to thinking of all the possibilities that could be made. The nice thing is after using your creation for a centerpiece, the fruit and vegetables are still usable the next day!

I took some pictures of a fruit creation that a chef was making and thought I might try these at home for a special occasion! Some of them didn’t look that difficult if you know some of the secrets.  The only tools needed are a couple of sharp knives (small & large),  pliers and bamboo skewers along with a variety of fruit and vegetables. The bamboo skewers hold everything together and then they are snapped off with the pliers when everything is in place. The pictures tell the story of how to create it.

To make the wings stick out, insert a small part of cantaloupe underneath each wing.

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Making the eyes

A slice of carrot, radish and grape make the eyes.

 

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Adding the eyes and nose

A strawberry for the nose or try a carrot, too! The hat is either a cut of watermelon, a red or green pepper or whatever you choose.

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Another variation of a fruit and vegetable animal

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Make a whimsical centerpiece with fruit and veggies!

 

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Puppy Dog made from fruit and vegetables!

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Side view of the puppy dog!

Use red pepper for the tongue and oranges for the ears and feet.

A decorative cut cucumber makes the tail!

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What a way to present fruit kabobs!

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Other creations seemed more difficult and I’ll post those later. Meanwhile, happy creating with fruits and veggies! I think the possibilities are endless! I’m going to try these for a special occasion! I think they would be great for a summer centerpiece, don’t you?

Smaller versions would work, too. Perhaps combining an orange and grapefruit instead of using a cantaloupe and making a smaller individual animal for a child.  

I love these fruit and vegetable animal creations! They make you smile, don’t they?

Thank you Royal Caribbean chefs for inspiring me!

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13 Comments

  1. How awesome! I love all the fun things on cruises. Good picks and good lessons. Thank you for sharing this in our Crafty Showcase!

    Susie @Bowdabra

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/16/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-5/

  2. Wow are you amazing! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

  3. Darling! My kiddos would adore these :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

  4. Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

  5. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love food shaped as animals and things! I have a board on Pinterest called “Too Cute to Eat!” Love these! I’d love for you to share this at my weekly link party on Tuesdays. I like to feature a “beauty for your body” and a “beauty for your abode” each week as well as “Party Food, etc.” and this is so fun! Link up at my Show Off Your Shell Party!

  6. Too cute and lots of fun!

  7. Wow!

  8. The monkey is definitely my favorite! Thanks for visiting and linking to One Creative Weekend at OneCreativeMommy.com!

  9. Those are adorable!!

  10. I love these! What a great idea to put together for a party – thanks for sharing!

    • They would really be a hit!

  11. These are just amazing! Wow! Saw them at the party at I Gotta Create and had to stop over to say hello. Pinning!

  12. These are more than adoarble1 And edible too!

    So fun!
    You are quite the artist!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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