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Gold-painted pears look straight out of a fairy tale on your Christmas table. This gold dust, however, isn't magic -- it's available at baking supply stores. Magnolia leaves are also transformed with gold floral paint.

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For a more formal fete that's been weeks in the planning -- like an engagement party or a holiday gathering -- be sure to accent your offerings with a few of these showstoppers. And trust us: They're all easy enough for entertaining novices to tackle.

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