This heart design in watermelon reminds old-fashioned wedding cards. Just imagine a pair of cupids playing around the watermelon for the complete picture. Oh, this is a great idea! I will try to carve angels next time ;)
There are a rose wreath on the watermelon top and my favorite apple carvings. Roses are carved of beet-root.
Thai knife with thin blade for carving roses in watermelon and apple carvings
Knife for removing watermelon skin
U-shape knife for the watermelon edge
I used one of my old watermelon designs to present a fruit display for a chocolate fountain buffet. You can't see a chocolate fountain on the picture, it came later.
That day a bride's family came early to the restaurant to check up how things were going on. A bride's brother (a 10 years old boy) came to me while I was working on the display. I really love how children react our edible art. They don't hide their astonishment and joy. He investigated all the things about the fruit display and what it ...
A fun watermelon carving made at weekends. A soccer ball (or a football) in a watermelon was my dream over years. Some times ago I tryed this idea in apple and failed. That time I got confused with the cells and broken the design.
If you are going to carve a football watwermelon one day mind the fiollowing tips:
watermelon shape to be ideally round
a football consists of 32 cells. 12 black cells and 20 white cells.
black cells are pentagans, white cells are hexagons.
Footbal watermelon and ap...
Sausage bouquet and baked garlic
First time I saw a sausage bouquet at A Mouse On The Table (Visual Food) blog by Rita Loccisano. The bouquet seemed to me a great idea of snack serving. Truly Rita's blog is full of smart food ideas.
I added some carving work to Rita's bouquet and it turned into the sausage bouquet framed in pumpkin.
a pumpkin of medium size,
V-shape or U-shape cutter,
toothpicks and bamboo skewers...
Gallery of fruit garnishes for drinks and desserts
I digged my blog and found some cute garnishes. Let remember them, most of them are how-to tutorials.
Cute orange garnish for kids(How-To)
Baked banana and ice cream dessert garnished with pear gear-wheel and apple traffic sign (How-To)
Milky shake with plum flower(How-To)
Baby Melon Cups for ice cream: Pokemon (How-To)
Valentine drink garnish
Orange ice cream dessert with kiwi and nectarine garnishes (instruction included)
Herewith I am sharing some of the popular displays. I made three or four copies of each display this month. They are Cornucopia and Watermelon Peacock with fruit tail.
Let me introduce the new soap items carved in June.
The soap carving were presented at a special event organized by the soap manufacturing company. I gave my carved soaps for a lottery at the event. As a back pay I got a bag of new soap bars. All soaps in the picture are carved with a thai knife.I used some techniquesI learnt in Japan. Here you can buy a thai knife (the same as mine). The set of soap carving tools can be useful as well.
Soap carving Wonder in my soap carving skills progress? ...
Sometime I am asked by customers for budget fruit arrangements. This time it was urgent and budget work. I was given by a set of fruits to make a quick display for children.
1 small watermelon
some black and green grapes.
I made apple flowers and zig-zag kiwi and oranges. Zig-zag cut method was really in help here (it's the quick and on-budget method :)). Apple flower is also a good choice for a budget display because you can make 2 flowers from one...
The melon goldfish is a large copy of the lemon fish. I carved it using a thai knife only. On the plate you can see various sea creatures like crabs, conchs and corals. Goldfish ingredients: melon fjr the body, pumpkin and carrot for the pins, grapes for eyes. Crabs from red apples, Conchs from daikon, corals from carrot, sea weed from cucumber. Tools: The set of 3 carving knives will be perfect for making the Goldfish arrangement.
Japanese carving style
Are you going for a vacation this summer? I am not. If you stay at your hometown like me cherish yourself with a lovely sunny dessert named after the famous resort in Spain, Costa Del Sol. Put on sunglasses and go ahead to your food processor! You need: 2-3 oranges chocolate icecream 1 nectarine, some garpes and a kiwi for garnishing. Method: Peel oranges and put into a blender. Do not through away the peels. You can use them for decorations. After the oranges are blended fill a glass half with the or...