Fun Giant Salad Flower

Giant Salad Flower

I’ve had this design in my head for a while just bursting to come out, then finally an opportunity. A friend had invited us to a bring a plate BBQ so crudites and dip seemed perfect.

Here’s my fun food, Giant Salad Flower.

Fun food Art Flower platter

Recipe

– Cucumber

– Cherry tomatoes

– Celery

– Carrot

– Radish

– Dip (I used hummus)

Method

1. Slice the cucumber into discs then arrange in a circle with a hollow centre.

Giant Flower - 1 cucumber (1 of 1)

2. Then add another layer on top.

Giant Flower - 2 second row (1 of 1)

3. Use pieces cut in half to fill in the gaps.

Giant Flower - 3 half cucumber row (1 of 1)

4. And fill the centre with cherry tomatoes (slice the ends off so they don’t roll).

Giant Flower - 4 tomatoes (1 of 1)

5. I realized that I needed more room so shifted it up.

Giant Flower - 5 moved (1 of 1)

6. Create grass from batons of carrot.

Giant Flower - 6 carrot grass (1 of 1)

7. Then stems from sticks of celery.

Giant Flower - 7 stems (1 of 1)

8. Sliced radishes made thorns/buds/leaves??

Giant Flower - 8 tomato (1 of 1)

9. I happened to have a cake mould in the shape of a butterfly so used it for a dip holder.

Giant Flower - 9 butterfly (1 of 1)

10. A bit of detail on the butterfly and it’s ready to eat.

Healthy Party food art flower

 

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Fun Egg Flower

Egg Flower

Busy, busy at the moment so looking for really simple plates to present. I wanted to use some our lovely, fresh eggs to make a fun food breakfast plate. From this emerged a flower.

Fun food art breakfasts egg flower

Recipe

– Fried egg

– Baby spinach (or other leaves)

Method

1. I fried the egg and made sure there was white all around (when the egg first goes in the pan you can tip it a little to ensure this happens).

Egg Flower - 1 egg-001

2. Then used a sharp knife to slice all around to make the flower shape. You can buy flower shaped silicon molds, but I don’t have one!

Egg Flower - 2 flower shape-002

3. Add some leaves.

Egg Flower - 3 leaves-003

4. And eat …

Fun food art flower

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Fun Mandarin Flowerpot

Mandarin Flowerpot

Mandarins are so plentiful at this time of the year and make the perfect snack.

I’ve combined with some grapes and apple to make a simple, fun food plate.

Cute food ideas for kids flowerpot

Recipe

– Mandarin

– Grapes

– Red apple (pear/melon)

Method

1. Peel a mandarin carefully.

Mandarin Flowerpot - 1 mandarin (1 of 1)

2. Add a green grape stem and leaves (I cut some to shape) and a centre for the flower from a black grape.

Mandarin Flowerpot - 2 grapes (1 of 1)

3. Cut a pot from apple.

Mandarin Flowerpot - 3 flowerpot (1 of 1)

4. Give the pot some detail.

Mandarin Flowerpot - 4 detail (1 of 1)

5. Growing, going, gone ….

Fun food art for kids flower

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Fun, healthy, creative food for kids big and small