If you read the shrimp cocktail as a cake topper idea
, you already know that the one and only thing my fiance cared about when it came to the menu at our wedding was that we have shrimp cocktail. Not your normal shrimp hanging over the lip of a bowl, or individual prawns in shot glasses. No he wanted, needed, had to have big piles of shrimp. As in PILES! Now for those of us who who want things to be aesthetically pleasing? Can you appreciate the conundrum this created? How do you make a pile of shrimp look elegant?
Our Director of Catering suggested ice bowls. Not one, but two of them. And to top it off they were lit up from the inside so they were clear, and cool and glowy all at the same time. Here is one of our two shrimp bowls. The obvious benefit is that they kept the shrimp cold. The bowls themselves weren't that expensive, relative to the price of the shrimp that is. And it looked sooooooo cool!