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Jun 27, 2006 12:30 AM

Edible centerpieces

Has anyone ever seen an edible centerpiece at a sit-down dinner?

I'm planning my wedding at Bernardus in Carmel Valley, and am interested in unconventional decorations.

I was thinking about some kind of food at the center of the tables.

While cut flowers are traditional, they will die after being enjoyed for only a few hours.

Why not have something that will be enjoyed and consumed?

Am I completely off my rocker?

(my mother certainly thinks I am)

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  1. Have a look at these, just remember they ARE perishable. I don't know if you can have them sit on your table for the entire reception. *** Click on 'View ALL Arrangements' once in. ***


    These are mostly fruit centrepieces. Some are fruit COVERED w/ chocolate.

    1. I think most people would be wary of eating the centerpieces even if they were solid chocolate.

      1. I went to a baby shower a few weeks ago and the edible arrangements were a huge hit. Beautiful arrangements. Got a whole group of strangers talking.

        1. Many moons ago, I would bring in a chef to assist with dinners for the hospital board of directors. The lady that I hired would create these elaborate "floral" centerpieces bade completely of fresh vegetables.

          They were so beutiful that the president asked to take them home.

          1. I don't think you are crazy at all. At my wedding, we had a different type of cake on each table as the centerpiece. About 5 different types in all, so they became the topic of conversation. When we "cut the cake" (which was a 2 tiered version of the individual table cakes...ours donned in dark chocolate, table ones were in white buttercream), everyone got to cut their table cake, too, and traveled around the room tasting all the varieties. People still talk of it to this day. Only suggestion, bring some take out boxes so you don't wastes all the leftover yummy cake like we did!! Email me if you want more details.....