This project really cracks me up...I laughed the whole time I was putting it together.
Next week I will back track and fill you in on how I arrived at the idea for Cauliflower Head, but for now, all you need to know is that I had this ugly green styrofoam head in my possession that needed a refashion and this is what I came up with. Cauliflower Head was the star attraction in my veggie platter for last year's Halloween party. :)
First, I decided the head needed a fresh coat of paint, so I painted it black and let it sit for a few weeks to off-gas. The paint is not food safe, but since the food didn't touch the paint I just wanted to make sure there wouldn't be stinky fumes all over my food.
The next step was a simple assembly of sticking toothpicks into cauliflower florets and then sticking the picks into the head to create a "brain-like" appearance. I originally wanted to use purple cauliflower, but all I could find at the time was yellow. Bright green Romanesco broccoli would have been fun too. If all you can find is white, maybe try painting the head a more funky color instead.
Once I had my brain assembled, I needed to keep it fresh until the party, which is how she ended up wearing this little "shower cap" to keep the cauliflower fresh. This really cracked me up! (I know, I'm so simple.)
For the final presentation, I put the head on a cake plate in the center of my veggie platter and gave it a necklace of pepper rings. It definitely added a weird vibe to my buffet! In the bottom right corner, you can also see the Jack-o-lantern 7-layer dip that I shared last week. And, yes, I am aware that my dip only has 6 layers...total title fail! LOL
If you are curious about what all this food is, here are the little labels I made for the party from frames I found on Cathe Holden's website, Just Something I Made. FYI: I highly recommend Cathe's website...it is pure crafty gold.
If anyone is interested in two no-fail appetizers that never disappoint, let me know and I'll post my Spinach Dip and Meatballs. Later this month, I'll also share some fun decorating details that are easy peasy and look really cute!
As always, thanks for stopping by! Shoot me pics if you make this weird little food item...I'd love to see your versions!Check back next Friday for more Halloween food fun! You can follow along at any of the links below to make sure you don't miss a thing.