How to Make Sugared Fruit Centerpieces from Chelsea at Frolic


How to Make Sugared Fruit

Frosted fruit is festive for a winter or holiday wedding. It’s inexpensive too! Try your hand at making some. With a little practice, you’ll have it down in no time! Total cost for one centerpiece: $25.



fine white sugar

egg whites




1. Separate eggs so you have a bowl of egg whites.

2. Use the paintbrush to apply a thin layer of egg whites onto a piece of fruit (work on one at a time or they will dry too quickly).


3. Roll the fruit in a shallow bowl or plate of sugar.

4. Fill in holes by sprinkling more sugar on the fruit.

5. Let the fruit dry for about 20 minutes and repeat once.



Small fruit works best. Try using small tangerines, apples, pears grapes or oranges. Be sure to use very fine sugar or it will clump. If you are using fruit without long stems, get some skewers so you have something to hold onto when you are adding sugar to the fruit. Prepare a few days in advance and style in a small wooden bowl with ribbon in the center of round reception tables.

Buy it:

Any of the florists in the directory can help you!

Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she is posting DIY projects that are easy to do while packing a big punch.

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chelsea Chelsea started Frolic! in 2006. Frolic! is devoted to effortless style and simple living. Featuring the latest finds in clothing, interiors, travel, food, art and design, as well as DIY ideas, flower projects and recipes, Frolic! is a go to resource for design enthusiasts and tastemakers around the globe.

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