It’s fun decorating with consumables. Creating centerpieces from seasonal fruit, ensures a uniquely fresh and original setting at your holiday table. I was delighted to learn how to make a Clementine Candle yesterday. It was easy to do and smelled…well…good enough to eat. Pictures and a DIY video can be found here.
Making candles from fruit reminded me of my clever Candle Carver™. It’s a gadget that carves the perfect, tea-light sized opening in the top of an apple. Since you only remove the top portion, you can eat the rest of the apple centerpiece when you’re done.
I think Granny Smith would be proud.
Here’s what you do:
- Select three to five apples with flat, level bottoms. They’ll need to stand firm, so nothing tipsy or top heavy.
- Insert the candle carver at the top (or bottom) of the apple, and twist till the base sits level with the opening.
- Remove and compost apple top.
- Insert tea lights into each apple, light and enjoy
This also works with pears, oranges, or any other fruit with a firm, supportive center.