Fruit cutters, also called pastry cutters, have the power to transform your desserts into works of art. It’s that easy. Whether you’re an adult or child, it’s fun to play with them and come up with a design. You can use them for cake, pie, and tart decorating – and also as cookie and vegetable cutters. There’s no end to what you can do with these forms and shapes.
Geometric Fruit Cutters & Fruit Cutters in Various Shapes.
Try fruit cutters on larger fruit
To get started, I recommend trying out fruit cutters on larger fruit such as mango, passion fruit, cantaloupe, watermelon, and dragon fruit. Slices of these fruits provide a good-size surface to try the cutters on. For example, I used a star-shaped fruit cutter and mangos to make the stars on the tart below.
It’s also important to bear in mind that some fruit is more watery than others. Watermelon, for instance, is a nice, large fruit, but it’s also a watery fruit. So, it’s best for desserts you plan to eat right away and not freeze.
Oxidation is another issue to keep in mind. After you slice apples, pears, bananas and peaches, they start turning brown. So, they aren’t the best option for desserts you don’t plan to serve immediately.
Tools to use with fruit cutters
I often use a ruler and cake-decorating tweezers. For example, to decorate the cake below, I placed a ruler on the cake to make a straight line. Next, I used tweezers to put the strawberry diamonds on the cake.
Tools to create your own shapes
Use a knife and ruler to create your own forms. That’s all it took to make the splinters in the Vegan Fruit Tart and the spikes in the Keto Coffee Cake.
Let your imagination do the job
I don’t do a lot of advance planning. I look at the color of the dessert and I look at what is in the refrigerator. Then I go to the store and pick up some fruit. My imagination does the rest.
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