Ahhh Valentine’s Day. The most magical and most dreaded holiday of the year. If you’re single, all you can do is squint your eyes and cringe through all of the lame heart shaped jewelry commercials. If you’ve got a special someone, you spend it anxiously waiting to find out whether or not they remembered to make a dinner reservation. Does anyone else feel like they can’t escape those nasty candy hearts and sh*t boxed chocolates? I don’t want some cardboard flavored chocolate filled with cherries.
Sorry, not sorry.
Most of the treats you find in the aisles of Target define Valentine’s Day, but I’d rather just skip them and head for the drive through. Whether it’s your best friends birthday, your significant other is a true foodie, or you totally spaced that it’s almost Valentine’s Day and need a last minute gift… my edible arrangement DIY is SOOOOO much better than anything you can buy in a store. And you’ll score major bonus points for making something yourself! And before you say it, no this isn’t the same as the edible arrangements you see online. Screw the fruit, we’re taking this to the next level!
What You Need
DIY Edible Arrangement Ingredients
- Chicken Nuggets
- French Fries
- Any other candies or soft cookies that won’t break
How To Make Your Own Edible Arrangement
This isn’t an arrangement of fruit, it’s food people actually want to eat… like chicken nuggets and twinkles.
Step One: Make Your Base
You’ll want to start by making the base that your bouquet will go inside of. I like using poster board because it’s not flimsy. Something like newspaper won’t be strong enough to hold up your burgers and snacks.
Roll the paper into a cone shape and tape it. Use a decent amount of tape to keep it together, it doesn’t have to look pretty. You can trim it down slightly so it’s rounded.
Then, use your tissue paper to wrap the base. You’ll also want to stuff the bottom of the holder with more tissue paper to act as a stabilizer.
Step Two: Skewer Your Food
This is the fun part. Using your skewers, carefully stack the food. You don’t need to go all the way down, only about 1/3 of it needs to be full and will show.
You can use french fries and mini donuts to separate your foods and make it look fun.
Step Three: Assemble Your Edible Arrangement
Carefully place each skewer inside of the funnel. I used a large mason jar as a base to hold it. Once you’ve arranged your food flowers, stuff it the base with extra french fries!
How easy was that! I recommend making it right before you plan on giving it to someone. If you let it sit for too long, the burger will get a little soggy. If you have to make it ahead of time, skip the savory foods and stick with all desserts! They can be thrown into the refrigerator for a few hours.
Nothing says I love you like food on a stick!
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