Veggie Topiary

Even kids notorious for vegetable avoidance are sure to enjoy this extravagant edible display. Easy-to-make edible topiary is great fun for any party!

Completion time – 1-2 hours

Designer – Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Cone, 15" x 4"
Other Materials
  • Assorted vegetables: your choice; model shown incl
  • broccoli, cauliflower
  • Round wooden toothpicks

Tools

    Instructions

    • 1. Divide broccoli and cauliflower into florets; firmly push
      toothpick into stem of each piece.
    • 2. Beginning with broccoli, push two rows of florets into foam
      cone around base, completely covering surface. Repeat with cauliflower florets.
    • 3. Push a toothpick into cone above cauliflower rows, leaving
      3/8" to 1/2" exposed. Gently press cherry tomato onto
      toothpick. Continue adding tomatoes in this manner to cover
      remaining foam, including cone tip.
    • 4. Fill in gaps using tiny bits of broccoli wedged in spaces
      between tomatoes; use tip of toothpick to secure broccoli as needed.
    • 5. To enjoy veggies, simply pull from topiary surface.