By Rachel Werner
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the elaborate fruit sculptures made by Artesan Fruit company are worth a million. Using massive melons and a colorful parade of berries, pineapple and grapes as accoutrements, the Madison-based business jazzes up everything from Quinceañeras—the traditional celebration of a young girl’s coming of age in Hispanic cultures—to weddings, other special celebrations or gatherings and corporate functions with an edible flourish.
“One of our favorite displays is the ‘Hearts and Rose’ centerpiece because we use strong universal symbols. The heart speaks to love and can be recognized in any language,” says Artesan Fruit owner Eder Valle. “And the rose in the center is a twist on the time-honored tradition of giving someone you love roses, not only captivating everyone that sees it, but also reinforcing your commitment to a special someone.” A beautiful sentiment that looks, and tastes, as good as it sounds. frutaartesana.com.