I know, I know, NtB just wrote a great article on centerpieces, and here I go copying her again. Well, not quite. I think this is more continuing on a theme. After all, she talked about using tea tins as containers…well, this is about using actual edibles as part of your centerpiece.
After all, there’s no law that says you have to limit yourself to flowers and candles on your table. There are dozens of edible things that are as pretty as they are delicious. For instance, I find myself wishing I’d thought of this for my outdoor, summer wedding:
Not only is it bright and festive, but the fresh scent of lemons (or oranges, or limes, or grapefruits) is delightful in the air. Oh, and this is easy, too. If you’re interested in trying it, the instructions can be found here.
Of course, citrus is far from the only option for including edibles in your centerpiece. How about candy?
While I’m not certain I’m absolutely wild about the proportions of this particular version, I do think it’s a clever idea that could be played with. And again, it’s very simple to make. And while candy canes are best for Christmastime, there’s no rule saying you can’t use different hard candy sticks, depending on the time of year and your color scheme.
Of course, these are both centerpieces that incorporate food but don’t encourage actual eating. If you’d rather have the food eaten, why not consider this easy, attractive, and delicious option:
Just be sure to use edible flowers, such as roses or nasturtiums grown without pesticides in case someone decides to sample them. Maria? If you’re reading today, this is how it’s done. Do it simply, make it pretty. Capiche?
Of course, you might want to go for something that makes it more obvious that guests are welcome to dig right in…something like this maybe.
Chocolate-dipped fruit, petit fours, cupcakes, marzipan fruits, or a selection of fresh fruits and nuts displayed on a pretty, multi-tier serving platter will wow (and feed!) guests, stretching both your food and your decoration dollar to the maximum. What’s more, your guests will go home and tell everyone what a cool idea you had. Add a few dramatic blooms and this can’t be beat for visual, olfactory, and gustatory impact.