These dried fruit petals work best on a cake with soft icing, which will hold them in place. The lovely little fruit chips also make an excellent snack which is a bonus! Grab yourself some delicious fresh produce and crank up the oven, it couldn’t be easier!
What You Will Need:
- Fresh fruit of choice – we’ve used pineapple, strawberries and peach
- Chopping board and sharp knife
- Oven tray and baking paper
- Oven (or dehydrator – simply follow equipment instructions)
What To Do;
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 80 degrees. Remove the peel from the pineapple, making sure to do a thorough job. If using soft skinned fruits like peaches, feel free to leave the skin on, it will create a beautiful crinkle edge!
Step 3. Once the fruit has completely dried, lay out to cool. As soon as the fruit is cool, pop it into an air proof container to avoid it turning soggy. If storing your dried fruit chips for use at a later date, ensure they are completely dehydrated. To decorate your cake, ice with lovely think icing, then scatter your petals all over. Voila! A stunning statement cake with beautiful (and tasty!) decorations!
Ms Zigzag says: Beautiful as a cake topper but dried pineapple petals can also double as a chewy, everyday fruity snack.
About the author Nicola Goring, founder of Etsy store Ruby and Joy: Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).