Edible centerpiece ideas using fruits and flowers
Summer is around the corner and that means the produce department will be stocked with fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables. Why not use them to decorate your table?
Not only are edible centerpieces unique, they are simple to create and an attractive addition to any gathering. Our edible centerpiece ideas will help you get started creating your masterpiece!
mix & match
Pick items that offer a variety of heights, textures and colors to create visual excitement. Try standing tall flowers inside a low-slung vase, and accent with relatively small fruit such as cherries.
Start with boldly colored fruits and citrus like cherries, pomegranates, apricots or plums, and then accent with complementary, but more muted elements to really make the colors pop.
Pair plain looking flowers with colorful fruits and veggies, and vice versa. Whatever you do, avoid the temptation to make your entire centerpiece match color-wise or you’ll risk each ingredient losing its identity and blending into the mass.
check for firmness
Beware when using soft fruits such as strawberries or bananas, which don’t hold up in the sun, and tend to muddle the water in a floating centerpiece.
Colorful fruits and flowers are no-brainers, but don’t forget the cornucopia of vibrant summer herbs and fresh-plucked produce. Think flowering basil leaves, sunny corn on the cob, regal purple eggplant or all varieties of summer squash.