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American Flag Fruit Tray

Here is an easy and fun idea for an American Flag fruit tray that will also serve as a patriotic table decoration, at least until it is eaten. ;~) It’s perfect for any 4th of July party!

American flag fruit tray by Nita Gill

American flag fruit tray made with sliced watermelon, canary melon, blueberries and jicama. By NIta Gill

You can make this fruit tray that looks like an American flag by arranging watermelon and canary melon slides to form the stripes. Line up the stripes straight first, then once all the stripes are in place, you can nudge the stripes to make them wavy looking.

For the white stripes, you can use casaba melon in place of canary melon. Either is fine. Try to find the whitest melon that you can. Jicama, can be used instead of canary or casaba melon. If you are not familiar with jicama, it is a root vegetable which is light brown on the outside and white on the inside. It has a slightly sweet taste and a nice firm crunch. It’s good eaten cold and raw.

Fresh blueberries are used for the blue background. The white stars are jicama which was first sliced thin and then cut into stars using a star shaped Wilton fondant cutter. (Fondant cutters are like small small cookie cutters, only smaller.) You can get them anywhere cake baking supplies are sold.

Here is another fun food tray that resembles an American flag. It’s made of very American hotdogs!

Food Art US Flag

United States flag made with hot dogs, ketchup and mustard

Want to see some other flags from around the world made of food? Click here and you’ll see flags made of native foods from various countries. They are quite creative and entertaining.

If you are looking for other fun 4th of July Carving Ideas, here is a link to several free lessons that are perfect for the 4th of July.

Since I’m showing American Flags made of food, here is one more that I featured on my blog about 5 years ago. It’s still a fun idea. You can get more details about it by clicking here.

Nita's Amercan Flag watermelon fruit salad bowl

Star Spangled Watermelon salad in Watermelon bowl carved like an American flag makes a great picnic dish for the 4th of July. By Nita Gill.

If you make your own American flag fruit tray, I’d love to see your photos. You can send photos my replying to any of my emails and attaching your photos. If you’ve signed up any of my free lessons, you’ll receive an email from me from time to time with seasonal ideas. If you’ve not yet signed up for the free lessons, you can do so by signing into the form on this page. Happy Carving!

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3 Responses to American Flag Fruit Tray

  1. J Valencia May 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    Hello, very nice and creative


  2. Priscilla Burns May 29, 2016 at 5:38 am #

    If you slice off the top. How do you fasten it to the top edge?

    • Nita Gill May 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

      I’m not sure what you mean. Are you asking about the flag watermelon bowl? I did not slice off the top completely. I carved the flag, then cut away the part of the melon that is open. I left a border around the flag. Does that answer your question?

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