I made these as a tribute to Marius, the giraffe that became surplus to Copenhagen Zoo but they are super cute so could be used for any occasion.
A simple fun food plate that anyone can tackle.
– 1 large banana
– I used apricots for the pattern but any orange/brown fruit would do (pear, stone fruit even apples)
– I used blueberries for eyes and nostrils (raisins/dates would substitute)
– I used pears for foliage but any green fruit would work
1. Cut the centre part from the banana and then slice into two.
2. Then I cut them a little thinner (with a wiggle) and sliced the top in preparation for the heads.
3. I used another part of the banana to cut 2 head shapes then placed them on the top of the necks.
4. Fresh apricots made great patterns for them and make them look way more “giraffe like”.
5. Then I sliced a blueberry in half to make the eyes.
6. And used more banana to give them some flamboyant ears.
7. And more blueberry for their nostrils.
8. Then it was time for their ossicones (horns) made from thin slices of banana with a tiny rectangle on top.
9. As they are up in the trees we needed some foliage. I cut a pear into thin slices and placed along the bottom of the plate.
10. And a few more at the top.
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