Monday, December 6, 2010

Simple Vegetable Platter With Veggie Flowers

This was a small and simple vegetable platter I made for a dinner using the extra veggies I had left in my fridge from the large Thanksgiving vegetable arrangement I made!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Vegetable Carving - Edible Veggie Flower Bouquet

This is a closer picture of my edible vegetable arrangement I made for our holiday party so you can see the details better!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vegetable Flower Arrangement

This is a "crudite" or raw vegetable arrangement that looks like a flower arrangement that I made as the main appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner. I used a separate platter to hold the dip in a hollowed-out orange sweet pepper as well as olives and other veggies.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

This was my Halloween pumpkin carving, it is definitely not my best work but I am still proud of it. I tried a couple new techniques and did not finish my drawing out my stencil until right before carving my pumpkin, so the whole project was a bit rushed.

I did the stencil myself with a little help from my printer/scanner/copier and I used a tip I saw online that used cornstarch (or flour) to make the tiny stencil guide holes easier to see. Now the tip did as advertised, making the holes easier to see but I had to take more care to make sure all traces of the white powder where gone.

If you look at my stencil, you can see that there is a bat hanging off of a tree branch right in the middle of the pumpkin carving stencil ..... poor planning, my branch was to thin and the bat too big, they did not make it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Helped my niece carve this pumkin, she did most of the work including 95% of the cutting!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guinness Fruit Carving

I saw this photo of a Guinness Book of Records winning apple and all I could think is how many cool things I could carve out of it, I mean it is the size of a melon! :-D

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sebastian The Miami Hurricanes Mascot Fruit Carving

This fruit carving is a custom job for a real Miami Hurricanes fan who requested it for the big Miami vs FSU game tommorow! This is not the completed bowl just a sneek peek of my all nighter to get the main components done, more pictures of this fruit bowl to come soon!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Edible Veggie Bouquets

Found this website that is all about eating raw foods and they have an ebook on how to make edible vegetable bouquets and even has 12 different homemade dressings recipes to go with it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Easy Fruit Carving Holiday Project - Baked Apples

This fruit carving video was an experiment for the upcoming holiday season and I thought it turned out pretty good! It is a very easy carving project that is a twist on a classic holiday dessert, baked apples. I did not plan on making a video about this project, I threw this quick video together out of pictures I took and did not add sound, so do not expect alot from the video. I just wanted to share the idea :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fruit Carving Tool Set Reviews

I have been getting a lot of questions lately about fruit carving tools and I thought I would take the opportunity to review a couple of complete fruit carving tool sets that are good for first time buyers. I kept in mind that the set should have at least one of each basic tool including a knife and should be moderately priced.

#1 - 22 Piece Fruit Carving Tool Set with Wood Case (about $68)

I feel that this one is the best deal for the money because it has the most common, usable pieces at a reasonable price per piece. This set includes multiple sizes of each type/shape of tools and knifes that would cover a wide variety of designs.

Negatives: Wood handles are not dishwasher safe and requires hand washing and drying of tools.

#2 - 9 Piece Fruit Carving Set with Vinyl Case (about$50)

Silicone handles makes these tools dishwasher safe and easier to grip, vinyl pouch carrying case with zipper makes this set compact and portable and the quick reference card with description of each tools uses is great for beginners.

Negatives: Only one size of each tool included in set.

#3 - 80 Piece Fruit Carving Set with Wood Case (about $130)

This is the set I own and it is the most complete set I have ever seen in the under $150 price range. It has all the tools from the 22 piece version as well as 24 more tools that are a little more uncommon but still very useful. It also includes 34 stencil/cookie cutter shapes, 8 of which are Chinese lettering or symbols. Great set for someone who is serious about fruit and vegetable carving but may be overkill for someone who is new to fruit carving.

Negatives: Wood handles are not dishwasher safe and requires hand washing and drying of tools.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spongebob Fruit Carving Picture

Another birthday fruit bowl, this one is Spongbob carved out of watermelon standing outside of his pineapple house and across from a number one carved out of watermelon for the birthday boy's first birthday!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Learn To Carve Fruit Videos And Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who voted on my next series of fruit carving videos that teach step by step how to carve fruit and vegetables! I will start filming with a real production crew in a couple weeks and have extended the voting in hopes of getting more votes and ideas for what fruit carving techniques you would like to see next.

While you are waiting for the videos to come out be sure to sign up for my step by step fruit carving email series which teaches you 3 easy to learn fruit and vegetable carvings, including the apple swan pictured below.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vote On New Fruit Carving Videos

I am getting ready to start shooting a new series of fruit carving videos and wondering what you guys wanted to see next! I have added a poll (to the left) that will run through the 31st, please help me make videos you will be excited to watch by voting for your favorite. You can comment directly to this post to relay specific techniques you would like to see or any ideas at all!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tinkerbell Watermelon Fruit Carving

This is fruit bowl for another kids party, this one has a Tinkerbell theme for a one year old. Tinkerbell is flying around a fruit flower arrangement with the number one carved out oAlign Rightf Watermelon.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Elmo Watermelon Carving

A fruit bowl made out of watermelon and carved to look like Elmo for a kids birthday party.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Super Bowl Fruit Bowl Carving

This is a fruit bowl I carved for a Superbowl XLIV party, complete with New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts Helmets.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vegetable Carving - Goldfish Tomato

This vegetable carving is half a Roma tomato with the skin peeled back and cut to look like the tail of a goldfish. The goldfish's fins, eyes and mouth are made out of carrots and the green in the eye is cucumber.