Fruit trays can be fun too! In 15 minutes, you can build this easy baby shower fruit tray featuring a fruit snowman made of Fuyu persimmons, blueberries, and green grapes. Check out that adorable hat! Keep reading to learn the easy way to construct this colorful fruit tray.
WATCH THE FULL RECIPE VIDEO BELOW to see how to build this adorable fruit tray.
I was inspired to make this fun fruit tray because of my new friend Nagi of RecipeTin Eats. I’ve been following Nagi’s blog ever since I made her epic no knead cinnamon rolls recipe last year as edible gifts for my friends. These rolls were so good that I made an extra batch for our snowboard trip!
Earlier this year I got to meet Nagi in person and she was kind enough to check out the fruit trays on my blog, like this Watermelon Golden Gate Bridge and Blueberry Eiffel Tower. Then, she recalled a funny story of how she was stuck bringing a fruit platter to a holiday party one year. So, I thought I’d build a unique fruit tray that you can assemble in under 15 minutes.
How To Build A Fruit Snowman
Since Fuyu persimmons are firm on the inside, they’re perfect for the snowman’s body because you can stack them up vertically. To secure the persimmons, jab a few toothpicks into each section. Just make sure to remove the leaf on the top of the persimmon before you start stacking. Watch my video above for the best way to remove the leaf.
The snowman’s blueberry eyes, nose, and smile really pop against the deep orange skin of the persimmon.
It took me a while to find a clever way to make the snowman’s hat. But, eventually I decided on using large green grapes and toothpicks. Watch the video above to see how I cut the grapes and constructed the hat using toothpicks.
How To Make A Baby Shower Fruit Tray
I’m a firm believer that the difference between a regular fruit tray and a baby shower fruit tray is the level of cuteness. If guests look at your fruit tray and immediately shout “Aww. That’s adorable!” then you know you just made a fun fruit tray suited for baby showers!
To get the maximum cuteness factor, here are a few helpful steps.
Step 1: Assemble A Cute Fruit Structure
In this scenario, that’s the fruit snowman. Done and done.
Step 2: Find A Tray Or Platter
Since my snowman is round, I’m using this round Ateco Revolving Cake Stand as a tray. I love the classic white base. Plus, it’s fun to spin the top! To protect the metal surface, remember to smooth plastic wrap on the top before you add the fruit.
Other things that make great trays: cutting board, baking sheet, plate, cheese board, etc.
Step 3: Choose And Prepare The Fruit Wisely
No one wants to eat an entire apple or persimmon at a party! Be kind to your guests and slice the larger fruits into smaller sections. You’ll also want to prewash and dry the fruit with paper towel before you add it to the tray.
This fruit tray features fresh blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, green grapes, sliced Fuyu persimmons, and sliced red-flesh apples.
I chose red-flesh apples because it doesn’t turn brown as quickly after you slice it (compared to white-flesh apples, like red delicious or granny smith, etc.). This means red-flesh apples will still look great if you leave it on the counter for a few hours. But, keep in mind, red-flesh apples are a bit tart, so if your guests have a sweet tooth you may want to add a chocolate fruit dip to the tray.
Step 4: Plate It!
Add the fruit snowman to the center of the cake stand, and then assemble the remaining fruit around it. This way, your eye is immediately drawn to the fruit snowman, which will render the “Awww” response!
Extra Tips On How To Make This Baby Shower Fruit Tray
Tip 1: Find Large Fuyu Persimmons
I must have spent at least 5 minutes rifling through the pile of persimmons at the market until I found large, flat persimmons. It’s worth it!
Tip 2: Immediately Set Aside The Smallest Blueberries For The Face And Buttons
To make the snowman’s face and buttons, set aside the smallest blueberries in the pile. If you use large blueberries, you will probably only have enough room for the two eyes and maybe a nose.
Tip 3: How To Prepare This In Advance
The night before your party, you can prewash the fruits and dry them off with paper towel. Then, store the fruit in an airtight container. If you don’t remove the excess moisture, your fruits might get moldy. The day of serving, you can quickly assemble the fruit platter.
If you want to assemble the entire fruit platter on the cake stand the night before, then just wrap the fruit structure with plastic wrap.
Note: I would not make this fruit tray more than one day in advance otherwise your fruits will look weathered!
Other Tools I’m Using
- Ateco Revolving Cake Stand (Amazon)
- Shun pairing knife
- plastic wrap
More Fruit Trays To Make
- Watermelon Golden Gate Bridge
- Blueberry Eiffel Tower
- Watermelon Fruit Train
- Watermelon Camera With A Flip Out Screen
Watch My Fruit Tray Playlist On YouTube
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Snowman Baby Shower Fruit Tray
- 3 large Fuyu persimmons
- 12 small blueberries
- 6 large green grapes
Fruit Tray Ingredients
- 1 red-flesh apple (sliced)
- 2 Fuyu persimmons (sliced)
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
Persimmon Snowman Instructions
- Watch my recipe video: https://youtu.be/GI8P05vehC8
- Sort through the blueberries and set aside 9 small blueberries for the snowman’s face and 3 for the snowman’s buttons.
- Remove the leaf on the 3 large Fuyu persimmons.
- Vertically stack the persimmons and secure them in place with toothpicks.
- For the snowman’s face, use toothpicks to add the 9 small blueberries.
- For the snowman’s buttons, use toothpicks to add 3 small blueberries.
- For the top hat, cut 2 grapes lengthwise. Watch the video above to see how to assemble the hat and secure it to the persimmon.
Fruit Tray Instructions
- Wrap the top of the cake stand with plastic wrap.
- Add the fruit snowman to the center of the cake stand.
- Add the remaining fruit around the snowman. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge up to one day before serving. Note: I would not make this fruit tray more than one day in advance otherwise your fruits will look weathered!