Happy summer everyone. What a grand time of the year! Families are getting together for outdoor Bar-b-ques and picinics and children are excited with all the activities. I recently posted a recipe for Hollyhock salad dressing and promiced to make an instructable on how to make the Hollyhock doll that I used for a photo prop. Hollyhocks and other edible flowers were very popular during the victorian era. Children made Hollyhock dolls to play with and woman added the flowers to salads and made tea from them. I don't supose they had to worry about chemicals in those days.
When I was a child I was always making dolls and doll clothes because my parents did not have the money to purchase toys for six children except at Christmas and birthdays. We always found a lot of fun things to make to play with. Hollyhock dolls might have been used for food plating but I don't know for sure. I decided to make a few dolls and make some Hollyhock salad using organic Hollyhock flowers to make the salads look beautiful.
This instructable will show you how to make Hollyhock dolls and use them for food plating. Please be safe and make absolutely sure you use edible organic flowers to keep your family and friends safe and healthy. This is an entry for the instructable contest so if you like it; I will be ever so grateful for your vote when the vote button is at the top right cornor. Thanks in advance. Lets make some dolls!
Please note: These dolls need to be made with flowers and herbs that have not been sprayed with chemicals. If using the dolls for a garnish they must be edible to be very safe even if they are just for looks.
Several Hollyhock flowers and buds as well as rosemary sprigs or plant stems.
Carrot, apple, or radish for the stand. You just need a tiny piece you might normally throw away.
Food safe markers in red or pink for the lips and black or blue for the eyes.
Extra long toothpicks or something similar in size. Skewers are too large around and will tear the flower.
A large pin or needle to poke holes in the flowers.
Scissors (not shown).
Thin cotton towels or paper towels or napkins.
A medium size bowl.