23 Feb

Edible Centerpiece: The Veggie Bouquet

edible vegetable bouquet

Most of you have probably seen an edible bouquet before – usually of the fruit or cookie variety – but this particular design is definitely a stand-out!

The edible veggie bouquet pictured above is from Marley Majcher‘s 40th Birthday Party (more details coming soon) and serves as great inspiration for a super-stylish take on this idea… from the choice and arrangement of the veggies to the chic display in a simple glass cylinder vase filled with black lentils.

This would be an impressive addition to the appetizer buffet for everything from parties & showers to Mother’s Day brunch! Here’s another design that features skewered veggies spraying from a melon “basket” garnished with thyme:

edible vegetable bouquet

I’m also loving the idea of doing “mini versions” of edible bouquets for guests in lieu of individual salads – and serving them in small terracotta pots with a side of veggie dip. I’m definitely going to play around with that idea soon… =)

And below is a video I found with some DIY info on creating edible bouquets… You do have to sit through a 30-second ad to get to the video, but once you get to it, there’s some good DIY info in there about 2 types of edible bouquets: one fruit version and one veggie version featuring clever “roses” make from asparagus and radishes.

P.S. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make those “radish roses“…. here’s your chance! (It’s actually a lot easier than you might expect!)

{Top image by photographer Jen O’Sullivan}

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Wedding Rumors SAYS:

These are fantastic! They look great!

February 23, 2010 at 7:51 am

Stacey SAYS:

I especially love the bouquet – so elegant!

February 23, 2010 at 8:22 am

cristin @ simplified bee SAYS:

Love this veggie bouquet!


February 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

Prost to the Host SAYS:

Fresh + delicious! Great idea!

February 23, 2010 at 9:24 am

Prachi ( purplehomes) SAYS:

lovely idea

February 23, 2010 at 9:38 am

Jen O'Sullivan SAYS:

I loved this when I saw it. So clever! I have seen the fruit version but when I was at Marley’s party, this was just done so well I wanted to take it home! :)

February 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Linda SAYS:

I love these pictures and the tutorial is awesome. What a perfect addition to Easter Brunch.
I just had to add you to my blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

February 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm

crystal SAYS:

Great Post..Everything is so lovely;)

February 25, 2010 at 1:16 am

shelleyb SAYS:

Love it, can’t wait to try these ideas out on my dinner party this wkend!

June 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Karen SAYS:

Do you know where I can buy a book on creating edible vegetable bouquets? I want to make some for my son’s wedding this September.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Karen

August 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Fruit Bouquets SAYS:

i really thought edible fruit arrangement is weird until i found these pictures. whoa! they are gorgeous and pretty. I want this for my wedding. Will make this a centerpiece.

August 13, 2010 at 6:58 am

disoja SAYS:

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Need a hostess gift for that dinner party? Want a low cost Mother’s Day gift that will still knock her socks off? Then pull up a counter, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to make your own fruit bouquet.

October 28, 2010 at 1:26 am
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