Celebrate Shavuot with these Graham Cracker Flower Gardens
We’ve had an incredible Shavuot season so far (and we still have over a week to go).
We’ve got articles on flowers (from an expert florist), cheesecake decorations and recipes, shopping guides, gluten-free recipes, and so much more.
One thing we haven’t featured yet is one of my favorites- an adorable Shavuot craft.
I call these, Graham Cracker Flower Gardens!
I initially thought of these as a craft primarily for kids, but once I made them and took a step back, I realized how gorgeous they would look either on a tall cupcake tier, a big wooden board, or on everyone’s dessert plate. These are great for kids, but are beautiful enough to be enjoyed and appreciated by adults too!
They don’t require any cooking, are super easy to create, and are a super fun and delicious way to welcome Shavuot.
As you’ll see below, I made 3 different versions. Let’s take a closer look together!
Long Flower Garden
This design uses an entire graham cracker, horizontally. It gave me enough room to fit 3-4 flowers on each cookie. Since each flower has little room, you’ll need to use very small sized fruit.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but these are made on a quarter-size graham cracker. Out of the 3 designs, this one is my favorite. Well, let’s be honest, anything mini is my favorite.
This design was made on 1 whole graham cracker, vertically. It was the easiest to work with because there was so much room on it. I was able to make more intricate flower designs, which really got my creative juices flowing.
What You’ll Need:
Chocolate cookie crumbs (for the dirt)
Pretzel sticks (for the flower stems)
Fresh Fruit. I used strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, pomegranate, mango, honeydew, watermelon, and grapes (for the flower petals)
Sliced almonds, optional
Mint Leaves (for leaves)
Flower cutters, optional
Feel free to use any other candy, fruit, or snacks you like to create your own versions of the ones I created.
1. Spread a thin layer of whipped cream on a graham cracker of your desired size.
2. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on the bottom portion of the cracker.
3. Break a pretzel stick down to the height you want your flowers to be, making sure you have enough space to create a beautiful flower above.
4. Now’s the fun part. Be creative and use the fruit to create flowers!
5. Finish it off by putting small mint leaves, or cut up green fruit, next to your pretzel stems to resemble leaves.
1. After cutting your fruit into flower shapes, pat them dry on a paper towel so the juices don’t run on your whipped cream.
2. These are best eaten right away, as the graham crackers get soggy if left out for too long.