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Best Ways to Create a Fruit Tray for a Wedding

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By Samantha Cabrera

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A fruit tray is an affordable, easy item to create for a wedding. If you don't have time to make it, it's also an easy task to assign to your mother or bridesmaids. Fruit trays add color to a buffet table and give guests a healthy, filling snack.

  • What You Need to Know
  • You will need these tools: a cutting board, a chef's knife for cutting large fruits and a paring knife for cutting fruit into smaller pieces.

Step 1:

Gather all of your fruit and tools. It's best to pick bright fruit that will create a lovely display on the buffet table. Watermelon, grapes, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, kiwi and dark berries are all great picks. Do not choose apples, as they will oxidize and have a muddy appearance after sitting on the table for a few hours.

Step 2:

Wash fruit and cut it into bite-size pieces. The most important thing is that pieces are small enough they can be popped in someone's mouth and not cause a mess. Cut fruit into 2-inch pieces. To do this, slice fruit into even pieces using your chef's knife and go back through with the paring knife to create clean, small chunks that will be easy for guests to maneuver.

Step 3:

Arrange fruit. Use a tray with a ridge to catch any juice that seeps from the fruit. This will make for easier cleanup. Cluster small fruit like grapes or berries in the center of the tray in a small bowl or a hollowed melon. Work your way outwards, displaying like fruits together. It doesn't matter which fruit you start with, you just want to evenly proportion the tray, so no one color dominates.

  • Tips & Warnings
  • Account for 1 cup of fruit per person.

About the Author

Samantha Cabrera is a freelance writer, covering fashion and beauty.

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