Introduction: Edible Drink Markers and Place Holders

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These edible drink markers and place holders are fun and easy to put together - perfect for any party! I've used melons here and a bit of mango, but I think this idea could be applied in many more ways. :)

I think I will probably make these for every brunch ever until the end of time. So cute!

Making these is a great activity for kids, too! Might be a good solution to keep them busy while you party prep. :D

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools

  • fruit for cutting (melons of all kinds, slightly underripe mangoes, apples)
  • alphabet cookie cutters
  • berries and other fruit for garnishing the ends
  • skewers

And that's it!

You really want the fruit to be firm. Try to avoid fruit that's too ripe - it will just smush and tear and you won't get a clean cut.

Step 2: Cut the Letters Out

Cut your fruit into slices 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Closer to 1/2 inch seems to hold up better. :)

Try to keep some skewers or plastic utensils around for this part - you'll need help pushing the letters out.

You'll get the best results by placing the cookie cutter flat on the cut fruit and smacking it down using a flat palm. Quick and with force! BAM

Use whatever you have on hand to gently push the fruit out the back of the cookie cutters.

Step 3: Skewer and Storage

Once your letters are all cut, press them gently onto the skewers! It may take a couple tries to figure out the best spot to skewer them. :)

Add additional fruit or berries at each end for garnish to pretty them up and then you're done. :D

If you make them ahead of time, chill them in the fridge but DO NOT freeze. I tried freezing hoping it would make them more durable, but it actually had the opposite effect. They defrost very fast because they're so tiny and get pretty droopy!