Food decorating, edible garnishes: Desserts

Vegan Food decorating, edible garnishes for Desserts

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Quick and easy decorating ideas for desserts

  • Berries
  • Blueberry Syrup
  • Candy crumbles
  • Caramel syrup
  • chocolate curls
  • Chocolate forms
  • Chocolate Leaves
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut: shredded or cut with potato peeler (lightly toast in oven until browned for different look/taste)
  • Course ground sugar
  • Crumbled cookies or cake crumbs
  • Crystalized ginger
  • Dried fruit
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  • Edible flowers: Violets, Nasturtiums, Roses, Marigolds, Squash blossoms, Lavender
  • Fruit slices (sprinkle with lemon juice)
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon Rind
  • Lemon sauce
  • Maple syrup
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Melon balls
  • Mint leaves
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter sauce
  • Pineapple: Slices, wedges, whole...
  • Pomegranate seeds (can freeze)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Star fruit
  • Strawberry: whole or slices almost through to the stem and fan out..
  • Wheat germ
  • White soy cream
  • Colored soy cream

Put a sauce in squeeze bottle and decorate: Fancy or lines or squiggles, or drops..... Run a fork through the sauce...

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Walk through a grocery store... What looks fun? Different fruits?

Pie crust cut outs

Make a pie dough. Roll flat. Use a cookie cutter or pizza cutter to cut shapes Place on cookie sheet and bake until lightly browned. 450 around 8 minutes Sprinkle tops with sugar, sugar cinnamon, cocoa...

Do the same with sugar cookie dough for sweeter dessert garnish

fried Apple rings
  • 2 apples
  • core and cut into circles
  • melt:
  • 2 T margarine
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 T lemon juice (opt)

cook low til brown both sides 10-15 For red apple rings add red food coloring or for red cinnamon apple rings add 1/2 cup red hot cinnamon candies to the margarine and melt. Omit sugar.

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Just a touch of contrast... a different color or different texture adds so much

Add something contrasting to the recipe: A few cranberries to an apple pie... Berries to a pudding...

food colored coconut

And yes, food coloring added to sugar or coconut works sometimes too!

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