Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Tree Vegetable Arrangement

This is a edible vegetable arrangement with a Christmas Tree centerpiece that I made for a clients Christmas party last year. Since the original post was after Christmas, I am re-posting this to share the idea with you at a more appropriate time! Please let me know what you think of the idea by commenting below and if anyone uses the idea, I would love to hear from you!

I cut the stem of the broccoli pieces at an angle.

I bought a craft store foam cone and left it in it's wrapper with a added layer of plastic wrap. The broccoli was secured in by toothpicks on the bottom row and then I just slide the next couple of rows in behind the last row, holding them in place.

For the garland I used carrot curls that I cut to size.

I secured the carrot garland with toothpicks, I left the ends of the toothpicks exposed and used the exposed ends to add my cherry tomatoes to the broccoli tree.

Simple cucumber flower with radish center.

I love using mini bell peppers as flowers, very colorful and simple. Just quarter the pepper down to the stem base taking care not to cut through and cut the membrane out that keeps the peppers shape.

Keep all your veggie flowers in ice cold water so they will start to open and curl like flowers.

Use green onion (just the dark green straw part) to make the wood skewer look more like flower stems.

Add a head of ice burg lettuce to the bottom of a bowl, planter or basket and push your vegetable flower skewers into the lettuce to hold them in place. I also used skewers to secure the broccoli Christmas tree into place into the head of lettuce.

I hope you liked this idea! Let me know what you think in the comment section!

Any questions? Please leave questions under comment section and I will answer them!