Fun Heart Balloon

Heart Balloon

My lovely neighbour gifted me a sack of tiny, freshly picked plums. I kept staring at them shining like multi-coloured marbles as they were at different stages of ripening. Once I picked out the ripest and cut them in half I realised they would make the perfect heart.

This fun food Heart Balloon could just as easily be made with grapes!

Fun Valentines food Balloon


– Mini plums (or grapes)

– Mandarin (or pear/apple cut into shape)

– Sunflower seeds (or chopped pieces of raisin or almond)

– Blueberries (or raisins)

– Desiccated coconut (or yoghurt)


1. Slice the plums in half and form a heart shape.

Heart Balloon - 1 plums (1 of 1)

2. Use mandarin segments to make the basket.

Heart Balloon - 2 basket (1 of 1)

3. Form the ropes from sunflower seeds.

Heart Balloon - 3 ropes (1 of 1)

4. Chop blueberries to form two cuddling people. I added a piece of sunflower for an eye for each.

Heart Balloon - 4 people (1 of 1)

5. Add desiccated coconut clouds.

Heart Balloon - 5 clouds (1 of 1)

6. Then some love hearts from plum skin.

Fun food art Heart Balloon

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