Fun Salad Ballerina

Salad Ballerina

I was making mini quiches in cup cases and suddenly thought the silver paper would be perfect as a tutu.
Here’s my Salad Ballerina.

Fun healthy party food Ballerina


– Cup case holder

– Cucumber

– Celery

– Cabbage

– Radish

– Olive


1. Cut the cup case in half and use for tutu.
Salad Ballerina - 1 patty case (1 of 1)
2. Add a bodice from cucumber.
Salad Ballerina - 2 top (1 of 1)
3. And some legs from celery.
Salad Ballerina - 3 legs (1 of 1)
4. Use the small end of the cucumber to create the head.
Salad Ballerina - 4 head (1 of 1)
5. Cabbage makes perfect arms.
Salad Ballerina - 5 arms (1 of 1)
6. Then cut cabbage for eyes, add olives for pupils and a radish mouth.
Salad Ballerina - 6 face (1 of 1)
7. Use olive to fashion a bun.
Salad Ballerina - 7 hair (1 of 1)
8. Then more radish for shoes.
Salad Ballerina - 8 shoes (1 of 1)
9. And for her stars!
Fun food art Salad Ballerina

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Fun Asparagus Ballerina

Asparagus Ballerina

I can’t look at asparagus without thinking about long limbs, and what better to showcase that than a ballerina.
Not sure I’ve done her justice but here’s my fun food, ballet take on asparagus anyway!

Fun food for picky kids Ballerina


– Steamed potato (or bread)

– Asparagus

– Radish (or red capsicum/bell pepper)


1. Cut the potato into an oval for her body.

Asparagus Ballerina - 1 body-001

2. Add her head (I made it a little larger at the end).

Asparagus Ballerina - 2 head-002

3. Use the tip of the asparagus for her hair.

Asparagus Ballerina - 3 head piece-003

4. Give her some beautiful arms.

Asparagus Ballerina - 4 arms-004

5. And some supple legs.

Asparagus Ballerina - 5 legs-005

6. Use a little of the asparagus tip for the eyes and some radish for the lips.

Asparagus Ballerina - 6 face-006

7. Then add a tutu from radish.

Asparagus Ballerina - 7 skirt-007

8. Before moving her into a more graceful position (well I thought so!).

Asparagus Ballerina - 8 new pose-008

9. I thought I was finished but then realised her head looked a smidge small.

Asparagus Ballerina - 9 detail-011

10. That’s better!

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