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Butterfly Tray Ideas

Butterflies are beautiful creatures in nature and they’re equally beautiful as a butterfly tray display of fruit, veggies, meats and cheeses. I wrote a blog about creating a butterfly tray a few years ago. Since then several readers have sent me photos. Here are several uses of butterfly trays. Go ahead and create your own […]

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basket weave melon

Students Show Off Their First Basket Weave Melons

Don’t let the beautiful basket weave intimidate you! Although it looks intricate, it’s actually quite simple to carve if you follow the directions in my Basket Weave lesson. Several of my students who have already joined the online-only course,  shared photos of their carving success. If they can do it, so can you! The basket weave […]

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onion flower with cauliflower center

Onion Flowers Add Color to Spring Platters

Onion flowers are a beautiful addition to serving plates and centerpieces for Easter and other spring events. The white onions provide a basic backdrop for vibrant colored centers made out of other carved vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes or yellow and purple cauliflower. Learning to create onion flowers is super easy. It’s also the first lesson […]

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cross watermelon carving

Easter Fruit Carving Lessons and Tools

Want to stun your friends and family with visual beauty at your Easter celebration? You’ve probably heard the old adage that “We eat with our eyes”. Making Easter fruit carvings to your food presentation can really raise the WOW factor of your party. We have a whole bunch of Easter Carving Ideas for you throughout […]

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vegetable arrangements

Vegetable Arrangements

I’ve received several photos of amazing vegetable arrangements from my students and I wanted to share their beautiful carvings with you. Perhaps these photos will serve as inspiration for one of your next vegetable arrangements. Smita Jaiswal created these adorable tomato basket carvings and stuffed them with a veggie mixture. Don’t they look lovely as […]

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I have a free lesson showing how to make this pretty purple onion flower.

Pretty Easter Garnishes

Easter garnishes can be simple to make and can dress up your serving platters. I just ran across these photos that I took at a previous year’s Easter party at our house. I’ve not yet shared them on my blog. I thought these photos might give you some ideas for garnishes that you can use to […]

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carved tea set with watermelon cake

Pretty Tea Set Carvings of Fruits and Vegetables

There are so many creative ways to carve fruits and vegetables, such as these beautiful tea set carvings. It’s amazing how a simple piece of fruit can be transformed into an incredible work of art. I’ve received photos of tea set carvings from several customers and fellow carvers and thought I’d compile them all in […]

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Melon bunnies by Carol Cameron

More Easter Carvings

A few photos of fruit Easter carvings have been sent to my by students and blog readers. I am sharing these photos here. Maybe you will get some ideas that you can use for your Easter carvings. Actually, when you take away the Easter eggs, these carving ideas can be used any time of the […]

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