Summer Berry Cones

These summer berry cones were one of my favorite looking dishes at Matilda’s “Tea for 2” party!  Not only were they tasty, but they were just so pretty that they made a wonderful centerpiece on our buffet table.

I had seen this idea on Pinterest to serve fruit salad inside waffle cones and I just thought it was brilliant!  Have I mentioned how much I L.O.V.E. Pinterest?  It is such amazing daily inspiration.  You can see some of my pins HERE.  I loved the idea of fruit salad, but I wanted to do something that represented Matilda and she loves berries, so I went with a berry salad instead.

With my style of entertaining, I like to have most of my food prepped ahead of time, but this was one dish we saved for the last minute.  Berries can start to go bad pretty soon after they are washed.  So we waited until about an hour before the party to wash and dry the berries.  We wanted to make sure that the berries were thoroughly dried, otherwise they would have made the cones soggy.

We went with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.  I thought about raspberries, but sometimes those can get smashed pretty easily, so I left them out.  Also, we are lucky that Matilda’s birthday falls right during berry season.  I think if it were another time of year we would have done a different fruit because berries can be really pricey out of season.

I also toyed with the idea of dipping the tops of the cones in chocolate, but with it being in the 80’s, I was worried they might melt and be messy.  I still think I might do that for an indoor or fall party!
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11 Comments

  1. if i put ice cream on the top of mine, is that cheating? 😉 – look yummy!

  2. What a great idea, these look delicious (:

  3. Wow, these just scream Summer! But I guess a little bit of icecream on top would make them absolutely divine!

  4. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  5. Great idea! I love making healthy treats. Kristy from http://www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

  6. I love the berries and strawberry thanks for sharing for this nice idea

  7. These look delicious! What a great idea!

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  8. Love the display. nice and summery treat. love it.

  9. These look yummy. My kids would love them!

  10. I made these for my daughter’s birthday party, and EVERYONE loved them!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

  11. Mmm, this’s such a fun and delicious idea to serve fruits. Love it!