Whipped cream cheese
Your favorite jam or jelly
Alternating bread types makes a nice design
Puff pastry dough
Whatever veggies you can chop and sneak in there
Microwave your chocolate chips for 20 seconds and give them a stir, then for 10 seconds with a stir in between until it's all melted. If you overheat the chocolate it will tend to clump so be mindful of this. Allow the strawberries 30 minutes in the refrigerator to solidify.
DECORATING IDEAS AND TIPS (As seen on the segment)
Spring Table Runner
Base was made from 2 Flats of Wheat Grass
Whole Foods Market sells wheat grass for $15 to $20 per pallet. Give them at least a days notice to order especially if you are going to order more than one flat. It takes about 24 hours for the order to be filled.
Flowers from your local florist
Lisa got hers at Lucky's grocery store for $4 a bunch.
Instead of using candles, because you don't really want to put an open flame on the table, put little snacks inside. You could add fresh fruit, jelly beans, M&M's or whatever you prefer.
Create a mixed-matched using all kinds of different colors and patterns. They can coordinate to create a vintage feel. It kind of looks like you gathered all the pieces over time.
Good website: www.anthropologie.com
Good resource for vintage plates: www.ebay.com
Available from IKEA for less than $100
Featured in the segment:
Elisa Moss attended culinary school after working in the food service industry for for 8 years. She graduated in Los Angeles in 2003 and started working for Bristol Farms a few months after completion. Elisa has been a catering Manager for Bristol for four years planning and preparing events for 2 to 1,500 people. In 2006 Bristol Farms opened up their doors in the San Francisco Center where they have been gaining the respect of some pretty well establish institutions that include CAL Berkley, Microsoft, SFSU, as well as some of the larger architectural firms in San Francisco.