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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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