Discover how to make incredible edible centerpieces to create the focal point for your tables. All it takes is a little imagination and a flair for the colorful to satisfy both the eye and the stomach.
The goal of any centerpiece is for it to be the focal point and to be noticed and the same holds true for the edible centerpieces. There are no hard and fast rules as to how tall or wide it should be, factor your dimensions to coincide with the size of your table. Ultimately, you want the splendor of it all to draw your eye from across the room.
Coordinate your edible centerpieces as you would your clothing. Select a variety of food colors that compliment one another. If you are looking for something a little more subdued, then go with one color and strive for a monochromatic look.
Because of the variety of color that fruits offer, they are perfect for creating fruit bouquets.
For example, to make a pineapple flower, cut a fresh pineapple into 1/2″ thick slices. Using a flower-shaped cookie-cutter, cut out flower shapes from your pineapple slices. Then using a melon ball, scoop out cantaloupe balls and cut each ball in half and place one-half in the center of your pineapple flower. Run a bamboo skewer through the center of the pineapple and cantaloupe ball, but don’t allow the skewer to stick out of the cantaloupe.
Place 6-8 grapes on a skewers and 1 strawberry per skewer with the pointy party facing up.
Select your container, add floral foam, and proceed to arrange your fruit flowers into a bouquet. Cut or break off portions of the skewers to adjust the height, as you would do when arranging flowers. To hide your skewers and fill in the blanks, insert twigs of parsley.
To please the chocolate lovers in your life, you’ll want to consider making chocolate centerpieces. There’s just something about placing chocolate on a table that adds a professional touch, along with a certain elegant flair.
Wash and dry 15-20 large strawberries, but don’t remove the leaves. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt 6-oz of semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tbsp. of butter in a double boiler. In a separate pan, melt 2-oz. of white chocolate.
Hold the strawberry by the leaves, dip it into the semi-sweet chocolate and lay it on the wax paper to dry. Drizzle white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate. Refrigerate until firm or overnight. Arrange the chocolate strawberries on a decorative platter or on top of a white paper doily.
Melt 6-oz of semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tbsp. of butter in a narrow, but deep microwave-safe dish. Use the long, thick pretzels and coat them 3/4 of the way up in the semi-sweet chocolate. Lay on wax paper. chill or freeze until set. Serve them into a basket that is lined with a decorative napkin.
Edible centerpieces are guaranteed to wow your guests. Make their presentation spectacular and you will automatically increase their taste-factor by leaps and bounds.
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