As you may have noticed, I like to build things. And, I love fruit. So it’s only natural that I’m showing you how to make Eiffel Tower using fresh blueberries.
At first, learning how to build Eiffel Tower out of food seemed like a disaster. It’s tall and slender, so it was a bit of a structural nightmare… errr … I mean, a challenge. But, I love fresh blueberries so much that I couldn’t resist. In fact, I even used blueberries to build the wheels of this watermelon fruit train. Choo-choo!
Initially, my friend jokingly asked me to construct Eiffel Tower out of chocolate covered-pretzels. I tried this. After it failed a few gravity tests, I ended up devouring a delicious pile of broken chocolate-covered pretzels. I guess not all was lost!
Then, I had a light bulb moment.
I remembered seeing Wilton Floral Wire, which included three gauges- 20, 22 and 26. The wire was perfect because it’s flexible yet strong. Here’s what I used (*Amazon affiliate link):
After a few revisions, I found the best method of how to make Eiffel Tower stand up and still look delicious.
I engineered the heck out of the main frame. For each leg, I twisted nine Wilton Floral Wires (gauge 26) together to give the tower height and strength. To help secure all the twisted wires together, I reinforced each leg with Wilton Floral Tape. Then, I slid the fresh blueberries on, and stabbed one end of the wire into a red potato. This sucker is pretty strong and could probably withstand a good fan test.
To get a better idea of how to make Eiffel Tower, check out the video tutorial I made for you here:
Before assembling the structure, I highly recommend making each section first (foundation, frame, arches, platforms). Here’s what each section looks like:
- I organized the blueberries into three sizes: small, medium and large. It only takes a few minutes to sort the blueberries and it really helps stabilize the structure since I placed the larger blueberries near the base of the frame. (Watch the above video and you’ll see what I’m talking about.) Plus, I think the structure looks more uniform this way.
- Slicing a section of the red potato provides an even surface for the foundation. So don’t miss this step, otherwise your Eiffel Tower will look more like the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
Ok, that’s enough reading for now, because as I always love to say, it’s ….
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How To Make Eiffel Tower Using Fresh Blueberries
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 4 small red potatoes
- 1 piece of honeydew 1-inch cube
- 4 Wilton Floral Wires 20 Gauge
- 12 Wilton Floral Wires 22 Gauge
- 36 Wilton Floral Wires 26 Gauge
- Wilton Floral Tape
Watch the video instructions here: https://youtu.be/oLjeYMzE-NY
To build the foundation, cut a thin section off the bottom of each potato.
To build the legs of the main support frame, you need 36 Wilton Floral Wires (26 gauge).
To build the arches, you need eight Wilton Floral Wires (22 gauge).
To build platform deck 1, you need four Wilton Floral Wires (22 gauge)
To build platform deck 2, you need four Wilton Floral Wires (20 gauge)
To build platform deck 3, you need a small section of fruit. Cut up a 1-inch cube of honeydew.
To cover up the wire, you need fresh blueberries.