Sparkle Berries

Style Advice.
The following items
should indisputably sparkle:
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Earrings
Lipgloss
Sliding Glass Doors
Kindergarten Crafts
Oh, heck. ALL crafts
Christmas Ornaments
Red Slippers
Fingernail Polish
Chandeliers
Teeth
Lace gloves
Snow fallen morns
Bottles of Perfume
Eyeshadow
Prom dresses
The top of the Chrysler Building
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Oh,yes.
And
every worthy
dessert.
Sparkle Berries
For my wedding, my dearest Aunt Paula (queen of all catering goodness. Maker of family memories and mouthwatering meals) insisted that my sorta cheap and plain plans be exchanged for inexpensive but extravagant ideas. Love her. She turned my wedding from blah.blah.bloo to va-va-voom with her magical touch. Her favorite touch changed my wedding cake from what.e.va to WOWzers with the addition of crystallized fruit. Is it possible to NOT love anything which includes the word crystallized?
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1 egg white
1 t. water
1 c. white sugar or organic sugar
1 c. fresh berries or grapes
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In a small bowl, whish egg white and water together. Use a basting brush to gently brush egg onto fruit. Generously sprinkle with sugar. Set on a cooling rack and allow to harden for 1-2 hours. Serve atop store-bought waffles cookies with fresh cream and orange zest.
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Speaking of our wedding day…
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All I want for Valentines:
A handsome lad to tote
these two fine ladies to the annual
Daddy-Daughter dance.

Wish Granted.
Still my k.i.s.a after all these years.
XO, My Sweet.
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16 Responses to “Sparkle Berries”

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    Noodle on February 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Thank you for the secret to sparkly fruit! It’s beautiful, and so is your family!

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    Sophie on February 8, 2009 at 4:52 pm Reply

    I love the new look! All the sparkles too, what a fun way to serve fruit!

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    Jaime on February 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Love it, Brooke! And I love those cuties. Alyssa still shocks me when she stands next to me, and I think she can’t possibly be that tall now. I guess Becca will always be a kindergartner who gabbed with Stuart, and Alyssa will always be my little preschooler.

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    Abby on February 8, 2009 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Was it on your cake?! I love sugared fruit – it’s so Martha Stewart (my hero). I think it’s just gorgeous on cakes…

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    Debbie Y. on February 9, 2009 at 8:50 am Reply

    Awwwww, how sweet the Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance pics.

    I love crystallized!!

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    Jaime on February 9, 2009 at 11:47 am Reply

    Also, want to say . . . LOVE the new banner. It’s my favorite yet!

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    Zesty Cook on February 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm Reply

    Very Neat Idea! Thanks

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    I am Harriet on February 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Oh wow!
    Adorable!

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    Live.Love.Eat on February 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm Reply

    Sparkly fruit? Who knew? Looks so sweet and pretty!!!!!

    Thank you SO much for the new bloggy headers. You did a great job and I love them. Thank you!!!!

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    rightonmom on February 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm Reply

    New here, and totally like your blog. I like how you included teeth on your list, one can never neglect dental hygeine!

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    Tiffany on February 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Oooh! That fruit looks pretty.

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    kitchenscraps on February 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm Reply

    those sparkly fruit are quite inspired.
    They are gorgeous and elegant and all those lovely adjectives that are used to describe princesses and fancy birds!
    I’m pretty sure that when you and I go to the store for eggs, milk and butter, a princess would send a handmaiden to pick up your list of sparkly items. Standard princess fare.
    Is that a lovely new banner too? I like the white background.

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    Miss JC on February 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm Reply

    Oh, that looks so yummy..and your girls are sooo cute.

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    Rebecca on February 13, 2009 at 1:00 am Reply

    The pictures are amazing..I think they may be my favorite yet… I will have to try this but I may need to wait until they are in season. Just too expensive here right now..

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    Jamie on February 24, 2009 at 9:52 am Reply

    Very cute and sweet. And love the sparkly fruit!

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