2 small black olives
sharp chef's knife
sharp paring knife
fine-gauge florist's wire, or needle and thread
1. Cut both pineapples in half lengthwise; remove fruit inside, leaving only skin.
2. Choose two largest halves to form body; smaller pieces should be used for head and tail. In order to achieve the desired shape for head and tail, you will probably have to do some trimming. Attach pieces with florist's wire or needle and thread.
3. Cut two radish rounds; insert black olives in centers to form eyes; attach with toothpicks.
4. Cut a large slice of butternut squash; trim into shape of fish. Attach allspice berry to radish circle to form eye and put on fish; insert fish into mouth of alligator.5. Cut kiwis in half; cut out small triangle to form claws; position alongside body of alligator.
This awesome alligator is no swamp-lurker, he'd much rather be front and center on your buffet.