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Apr 25, 2013 09:30 AM

jewel dessert ideas?

Hello hounds,
Our supper club is jewel-themed this month, and I'm dessert. I'm devoid of inspiration for some reason, so would love to hear any ideas of jewel or bijoux-themed desserts. Broadly applicable is fine - we once did a dinner themed "speed bump" and we made black-and-white cookies for dessert (speed bump = sleeping policeman = black-and-whites, get it?)

Anyway, I can get past making something ru-barb-y red. And I may end up doing that, but welcome alternative suggestions!

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  1. Fancy gelatin? Jewel shapes in a chocolate jewelry box?

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    1. re: wyogal

      Wyogal's post reminded me of these "jello jewels" from a couple of years back:

      Too bad you didn't get app/entree. Rocky Mountain oysters, anyone? ;)

      1. re: DuchessNukem

        Stained glass cookies. The kibd where you ake a sugar cookie dough, roll cookies, cut shaoes oyt of the centers and fill with crushed hard candes and bake. They are so pretty.

    2. Fruit gelees are very jewel-like, or pomegranate seeds have a jewel-like quality. Maybe thumbprint cookies, filled with glistening jam?

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      1. re: biondanonima

        I was thinking of something topped w/ fruit gelee, maybe a terrine. Very jewel-like.

        1. re: biondanonima

          My first thought was a gelee, too, but a clear one with berries ("jewels") suspended in it.

          You could add blueberries to this prosecco gelee with raspberries and evoke rubies and sapphires:

          Here's a Champagne gelee with red currants that you could sub other berries for:

        2. Foil wrapped chocolates?
          Glitterati candy?
          Luster dust on chocolates???
          St Basil cake (it's a Catholic thing...very googable).

          I like the jewelry box by wyogal a lot, too.

          1. I agree on pomegranate being jewel like. Nigella Lawson has a lovely pomegranate eton mess recipe and I think in one of her books there's even a recipe called pomegranate jewel cake!

            1. Some sort of layer cake with fruits inside then decorate the top in diamond segments with jellies of said fruits. Red strawberries, green kiwi, gold apricot, blue.... Well forget blue.

              That's what I came up with anyway. You'd probably need a light base like buttercream to get the colors to pop though.

              Please take pictures of whatever you make :)