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Making a Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece


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November 14, 2018

Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - cauliflower sheep centerpiece before the feastThis is a fun edible craft that makes a fantastic centerpiece for many occasions: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthday parties, and more. You can make these with kids; just cut the segments apart for them. They will have so much fun putting it together, then having a healthy snack!

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 sheep

Supplies:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 small knife
  • 6 toothpicks
  • 1 black olive
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1 strawberry
Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Gently peel away the cauliflower leaves with your fingers.
  2. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - peel away the leaves
     
  3. Cut the stalk off as close to the cauliflower head as possible.
  4. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - cut off stalk as close to the head a possible
     
  5. Find the area on the cauliflower that seems like it's protruding most. Take one segment from that area off, keeping its mini stem intact.
  6. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - cut off a protruding section
     
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  7. This cut will make the sheep's head.
  8. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - this will be the head
     
  9. Trim away at one side of the portion to form into a sheep's head.
  10. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - trim to create the head
     
  11. To make its legs, take the main stem that you cut off and shave the rough outside portions off.
  12. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - shave off rough outside of the main stalk to make the legs
     
  13. Now cut into 4 legs.
  14. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - cut into 4 pieces for legs
     
  15. To assemble the sheep, poke the back of its head with a toothpick, halfway in.
  16. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - place a toothpick into the back of the head
     
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  17. Press the other half of the head's toothpick into the front of the cauliflower.
  18. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - stick the other end of the toothpick into the cauliflower
     
  19. Pierce each leg with a toothpick.
  20. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - insert a toothpick into each leg
     
  21. Press them into the cauliflower evenly so it stands up nicely.
  22. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - attach into the underside of the cauliflower head
     
  23. To make the eyes, slice the olive into little rings, then cut a ring in half.
  24. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - slice the olive into rings and cut one in half for the eyes
     
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  25. Cut a toothpick in half and press them into the sheep's head, then hang the olive bits off them.
  26. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - insert toothpick halves into the sheep's head and hang the olives over them
     
  27. To make grass, chop the parsley.
  28. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - chop up the parsley for grass
     
  29. Sprinkle parsley on your serving platter, then stand the sheep on top.
  30. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - sprinkle the parsley on a serving platter and stand the sheep up in it
     
  31. To make flowers, cut tiny triangles out from around horizontal slices of strawberries.
  32. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - make flowers from strawberry slices
     
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  33. Lay strawberry flowers on parsley grass.
  34. Cauliflower Sheep Centerpiece - arrange the flowers on the parsley grass
     
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