Prep Time: 60 min.

Fruit and vegetables unite with this Ghostly platter. Here we’ve got Carrot Fingers, Blackberry Bats, Cucumber Skulls, Dragonfruit Eyes, Kiwi Monsters, Cantaloupe Coffins and Clementine Spiderwebs. There’s bound to be something for everyone.

What you need

Instructions

Instructions for the Carrot Fingers:

1. Peel the carrots.

2. Make some small indents where the joint would be.

3. Cut a small incision at the top of the carrot for the nail.

4. Shape the nail with yellow pepper. You can use some cream cheese or mayo to stick it on.

Instructions for the Cucumber Skulls:

1. Slice the cucumber.

2. Make a symmetrical indent for the jaw.

3. Use the metal straw to shape the holes for the eyes.

4. Make a few turns with a toothpick to make the nose and teeth.

Instructions for the Clementine Spiderwebs:

1. Wash the clementines.

2. Melt some dark chocolate.

3. Place the dark chocolate in a piping utensil and pipe on the spiderweb.

4. Allow to set.

Instructions for the Dragonfruit Eyes:

1. Use a melon baller to make the dragonfruit spheres. One side will be round, the other flat.

2. Dry each sphere with a piece of kitchen towel.

3. Dip the rounded end into dark chocolate.

4. Top with a candy eye.

5. Allow to set.

Instructions for the Cantaloupe Coffins:

1. Slice the cantaloupe.

2. Trim the slices into a coffin shape by hand.

3. Dry the melon with a piece of kitchen towel.

4. Melt some dark chocolate. 

5. Add the dark chocolate to a piping utensil or bag.

6. Pipe along the edge of the coffin or you can pipe a spiderweb too.

7. Allow to set.

Instructions for the Kiwi Monsters:

1. Cut a line along the top third of the kiwi and the bottom third.

2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the kiwi skin between the lines.

3. Halve the kiwi and dry it with a piece of kitchen towel.

4. Cut white chocolate discs into the shape of teeth and place them above the bottom line. Ideally, some teeth are sharp, but you can make them any shape you like. You can use edible glue or melted chocolate to stick them on.

5. Top with candy eyes.

Instructions for the Blackberry Bats:

1. Melt some dark chocolate. 

2. Put the melted chocolate into a piping utensil / bag and pipe the wings onto parchment paper.

3. Once set, stick them onto the side of the blackberries using a bit of melted chocolate.

4. Top with candy eyes (which you can also stick on using a bit of melted chocolate).

5. Allow to set.

Arrange on a platter and serve.

Notes

The candy eyes, melon baller and piping utensil I use are linked in my Shop.