Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Watermelon Stars
Watermelon slices are easy to cut with cookie cutters. Even fruits such as rockmelon, honeydew or pineapple will work if your cutters are small enough. These are simple to make, but can look quite impressive arranged on a platter. To make:
1. Cut the green end from the strawberries so they sit flat.
2. Dip the other end into the chocolate (I have used White Chocolate Melts, but the colour is up to you)
3. Cut the watermelon slices with the star cutter.
4. Attach the star to the strawberry with a toothpick.
More of my edible crafts:
Flower Pot Cakes
This pot is made by layering sheets of tissue paper and paper mache glue. The type of glue used here is called ‘Mix-a-Paste’, sometimes known as ‘Methyl Cellulose’. It comes in a powdered form from craft stores (eg Jacksons), but I think it is very similar to wallpaper paste. If neither of those options are available, try ordinary paper glue such as Clag or watered down PVA. Methyl Cellulose is a very ecomomical adhesive. A very small amount of powder makes alot of glue when mixed with water. Although it isn’t a strong adhesive, it is perfect for paper projects such as this one.
You will need: red & green tissue, glue, brush, scissors, green pipecleaner and 2 bowls. The bowls I have used are about 11cm in diameter and 7cm in height – but anything close to that size will be fine. Allow 2 days to make this one as the pots need to dry overnight before you can remove them from the bowls.
Click here for instructions (Pdf)
Valentines Day: Strawberry Heart Lamingtons
No baking required for these sweet, sticky hearts. The sponge is store bought and the red syrup is little more than whisking a few ingredients together. Of course, you could bake a sponge if you’re really keen. But I personally couldn’t bake anything as good as the shop ones!
Ingredients: sponge cake, unsalted butter, strawberry jelly crystals, icing sugar, desicated coconut and a heart shaped cookie cutter.
(Use the leftover pieces of cake to make extra, mini, lamingtons.)
Click here to download recipe