Summer and hot days call for tropical and refreshing flavors. And, one of the most practical ways to bring that feeling is by using fruits! In addition to making the desserts delicious, they also deserve prominence in the appearance of the sweets.
Therefore, we have selected six fruit options for your sweet wonders to be more beautiful and special!
The classic red fruits fall well in any season, so I couldn’t help but start the post talking about them. When placed in the center of the dessert, they bring a super impact.
Fruits such as figs and grapes can be added to this mix, making the candy more authentic. The red fruit pavlova and the thousand-leaf crunchy cake, for example, are very simple sweets, but with an incredible finish.
With a more citric and striking flavor, orange enters desserts to leave that taste so characteristic that we love. The most interesting way to use the fruit as a decoration is to make the confit orange.
It may seem complicated, but preparing the fruit with water and sugar is quite simple. In fact, we have already taught you how to make this type of orange “candy” in the creamy chocolate pie recipe!
Another sour fruit to make the desserts look like summer! After all, the bright yellow tone of the passion fruit refers to hot days and sun shining in the sky. The passion fruit mousse cake and the yellow fruit cheesecake, for example, are two super refreshing sweets and ice cream. The secret is in a syrup well made with the pulp of passion fruit 😉
It is impossible to talk about tropical flavors without mentioning the kiwi. The green fruit has a fun appearance and gives a very different color to the sweets. Few slices of fruit make the difference when finishing a pie or bar. Francieli, from @flamboesa, has even shared a different kiwi popsicle recipe with us!
Like the passion fruit, the color of the mango makes the desserts look more vivid. In this case, the difference is how you will position the fruit slices. Our suggestion is to form a large rose with each of the pieces, in a very delicate way.
NOTE: in my view, this type of presentation combines more with pies. However, nothing prevents you from testing the decoration on the top of a cake.
Pineapple is the perfect combination of tropical fruit and citrus flavor. What makes the presentation with the fruit interesting is the way to arrange the slices of the fruit, following the same rule of mango. To achieve a more graceful effect, cut the slices very thin and pour a transparent syrup on top 🙂
If you want to decorate the desserts according to the seasonal fruits, I recommend that you take a look at our seasonality table!