First, there was the ice cube-that was genius. Then, there was the “Rubix Cube”-remember that? More recently…the “Fidget Cube”. But NOW! Today…here on Julie’s little blog is the best cube of all. The “Appetizer Cube” 😯 ! Time to think outside the box.
Are you excited to see it?
I couldn’t wait to show you.
You’re craving olives & cheese now, aren’t you?
Can you imagine having this at your next family gathering or holiday? I bet everyone would be totally impressed with your skills.
I gotta tell you…it wasn’t meant to look like this. My first attempt was with 3 “boxes” on top of each other to look like Christmas gifts. It was a huge fail because once I began putting the food on it didn’t look like boxes anymore. I quickly realized it was going to have to be just 1 cube. I also quickly realized that it looked super cool as one cube and, even modern. Cube-tastic. Cube-a-licious.
You’re probably wondering if it was difficult to make? It really was super easy to create and in fact it was easier than the original “Appetizer Tree“. In addition, this “Appetizer Cube” is perfect for large or small gatherings. I estimated that it can feed 5 with leftovers, 10 perfectly, but can go all the way to 20 depending on what else you’re having.
So, what do you think? Do you think it’s cool, or square??? 😆
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Supplies needed for 10-20 people cube:
- 1 foam cube (I used this one.)
- 1 large plate (charger size)
- 1 250 count tooth picks
- 1 lb. monterey jack cheese cut in cubes
- 8 ounces summer sausage or hard salami cut in cubes
- 1- 6 oz. can medium black olives
- 1 medium jar large green stuffed olives (sliced in 1/2 if large enough)
- 1 container of cherry tomatoes (sliced in 1/2 if large enough)
- your favorite crackers
- Press n Seal
How to make:
TIP:After you have all of your supplies, remember that you can substitute anything with what you have on hand (ie. artichoke hearts instead of olives, or cheddar cheese instead of monteray jack. You can also make things go further by slicing smaller.)
- Clean your cube with water & soap with the plastic wrapping still on it. Leave that plastic on it. You can also wrap the cube in tinfoil or plastic wrap if you want, but I didn’t.
- Dry off well, and place it on the plate you plan to serve it on. I used a charger plate which are large and then I placed it on a cake stand. It is not necessary to glue the cube down, but if you want it to be very secure go for it.
- Cut up all of your food.
- Start at the bottom and do 1 row at a time. Try to get it all close together and in straight rows.
- When you get towards the edges you can go “over” a little and get the food to line up exactly straight.
- Add your crackers right before serving.
- To store over night I used Press-n-Seal in big pieces. Worked fabulous!
- Enjoy your cube!
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Such wonderful ideas and thinking outside the “box” lol.
Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing!
My husband and I were thinking about all of the cube, square, and box jokes last night. There are a ton, lol!
How clever. That is Super Cool.
I just may steal your clever idea and make one for Christmas.
Might even be cool to make one using fruit as well.
Wishing you and your family a Very merry Christmas
I bet making one in assortment of wrapped candy would also be darling.
Oh, think of the possibilities.
Thanks, Colleen! There’s a fruit option at the end of the post. Oh wait, there’s a candy one, too! I got you this time! LOL!!!! Merry Christmas dear friend. One more idea coming up Saturday. It’s for the kiddos, or young at heart.
Oh Yeah! a very cool square cube!! Love your ideas. Last years appetizer Christmas tree is so cute too. So convenient for guests to just pick whatever all from one spot. You sure do have fun with entertainment ideas don’t you. Have a wonderful Christmas in your beautiful home.
Thank you, Carol! And to think that I don’t entertain much anymore. Isn’t that crazy!! I just like doing the ideas for others. Merry Christmas, my friend~
OMG!!!!!!!!!!! About to make the tree for my hubby to take to his work day……….can’t wait!!
So funny, Julie! I almost sent this to my husband’s work, too!!!
Its a keeper for sure, nice job, Dad in NY
That is simply amazing! Great idea.
This is such a cool different way to serve appetizers! I love cheese and olives! Merry Christmas!!
Love this! Good job… I never knew there was a cube like tjis. Thanks for the info!
Oh wow. I so love this idea. At first I thought it was rows of the food on top of each other( I am very tired). I was in awe wondering how you possible could do that. LOL. So much better now that I know it’s a foam cube under them. Great idea!!
That is very funny, Stacy! I hope you sleep well!
Perfect! Before I even read the post, I thought “making this will be easier than the tree.” Great idea! I believe I will try this next time! Thank you for thinking outside the box!
Tons easier, Nancy. And super cute!
Don’t bother with Dinner, this is fine, Dad in NY
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I swear, each time I tell myself, ” there is no way Julie will be able to out do this type of project”. Than you prove me wrong. For sure you did it again, because this is outstanding. Thank you Julie, because I will be taking this to my oldest sister and her husband house, for Christmas. You truly rock!
Oh, you are so good to me!! I hope you have a blast with it, Ivory! Merry Christmas!!!
What an awesome idea! I never thought of it before, but it looks perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
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I can’t decide which one of your ideas to try first the berry ball or appy cube so I will do both …thanks for sharing…..
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