Fun Flying Pigs

Flying Pigs

I was having a conversation about something being impossible and the “flying pigs” concept got stuck in my head!!

I made these cute, fun food pigs using a cookie cutter. The dye is roasted beetroot juice which gives a great colour without imparting any real flavour.

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Recipe

– Mashed potato (any mashed veg would do). I dyed part of it pink with beetroot juice.

– I used sliced beetroot for the eyes and noses

– I used wholemeal spaghetti for the tails

– I made the stars from cheese

Method

1. I mixed some mash with beetroot juice to make it pink then pushed it into a cookie cutter.

Flying Pigs - 1 mold (1 of 1)

2. Then I made two more.

Flying Pigs - 2 three pigs (1 of 1)

3. I fashioned some wings from regular mash.

Flying Pigs - 3 wings (1 of 1)

4. Before giving them some back wings too.

Flying Pigs - 4 more wings (1 of 1)

5. I used some spaghetti to give them little tails.

Flying Pigs - 5 tails (1 of 1)

6. Then cut some eyes from beetroot.

Flying Pigs - 6 eyes (1 of 1)

7. And used more to make noses (snouts?).

Flying Pigs - 7 noses (1 of 1)

8. As they are flying high they needed some cheese stars!

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9. It’s true, pigs can fly …..

Food art Flying Pigs

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Fun Melon Fish

Melon Fish

For those who celebrate Easter fish is traditionally served on Good Friday. I thought I’d join in by putting together a fun food, fish plate (of the dessert kind!!).

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Recipe

– Melon (or apple/pear/stone fruit)

– Red apple (any largish contrasting coloured fruit is good)

– I used sunflower and pumpkin seeds for the sea floor

Method

1. I cut the melon into pieces and then started to slot them roughly together starting with the mouth. Just make an approximate fish shape and it’ll come together!

Melon Fish - 1 mouth (1 of 1)

2. I placed melon slices around the bottom.

Melon Fish - 2 underside (1 of 1)

3. Then some around the top.

Melon Fish - 3 body (1 of 1)

See how messy and “unfish” like it looks at this time!

4. Fill in the spaces with more melon.

Melon Fish - 4 filled (1 of 1)

I used the softer flesh from the middle by the seeds to cover the lines.

5. Then cut the cheeks from an apple to form the tail and the lower fin.

Melon Fish - 5 fin & tail (1 of 1)

6. And used some more of the apple to make the upper fin. I cut into rough rectangles and sliced the bottoms at an angle so the fin got gradually lower.

Melon Fish - 6 top fin (1 of 1)

7. I cut careful slices out of the apple on the fin and tail to give them detail (cut only half way through the flesh).

Melon Fish - 7 fin detail (1 of 1)

8. Then I used more of the apple skin for a smile and the gill.

Melon Fish - 8 smile (1 of 1)

9. The eyes look so cool as they’re almost 3-D. I cut them from the apple flesh using a thick piece so they really stand out. The pupils are just a little of the skin cut into a rough circle.

Melon Fish - 9 eyes (1 of 1)

10. And no fish would be complete without some bubbles (apple).

Melon Fish - 10 bubbles (1 of 1)

11. Before making a sea-bed from pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

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12. A fun fish for Friday.

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