In this blog post I ‘d like to share some fruit carving photos of a couple students of my video lessons.
Mariano Orozco of the Shark Shack in Hayward California is a student of all of my lessons. He got his first fruit carving video lesson from me a little over a year ago. He has clearly been practicing and his work gets better and better. Here are some of his photos his watermelon carvings.
Watermelon Cake Fruit Carvings
In these first 2 photos you can see that Mariano took the concepts I teach in my Watermelon Cakes video lessons and ran with them adding his own style. Beautiful aren’t they!
Fruit carvings like these always generate oooohs and aaaahs at any party or event. Whether you are a professional caterer, or someone who likes to entertain at home, watermelon carvings certainly add a lot of the WOW factor. They make simple fruit trays look extraordinary.
Watermelon Flower Fruit Carvings
These next photos show a couple of Mariano’s watermelon carving with a single rose in each. You can learn how to carve watermelon roses in my video lesson, Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves which is one of the lessons included in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners.
With a little practice, you can be carving lovely watermelons like Mariano does.
Beautiful work (or should I call it play) Mariano. I can see you’ve learned very well.
Award Winning Fruit Carving Display
Another student of my lessons, Tzipi Cohen has been offering fruit displays in Israel for years. She joined my vegetable and fruit carving lessons about 6 months ago. About 2 months ago Tzipy sent me a few photos along with this note:
…It is important for me to acknowledge that your work has been an inspiration to me….
I am pleased to forward additional photos from a FAMILY EXHIBITION which took place in the major Exhibition Center in Jerusalem last month – sponsored by a popular daily newspaper Hamodia. The sponsors initiated a competition for the most original design which portrays the motto of the newspaper. The public was asked to vote for the best design. My design won first prize, and I am happy to share it with you in the additional e-mail I will be sending to you.
Thank you again and best wishes.
The motto which the design had to portray is:
Hamodia – the roots are strong, the branches are fresh, the bounty is for connoisseurs.
Congratulations to Tzipi Cohen for winning the competition.
You can see in in Tzipi’s lovely fruit carving display many of the carvings that I teach in my All Lesson (15 lessons) Collection .
You can see more of Tzipi’s fruit carvings, in one of my previous blog posts. If you haven’t already seen it, take a look. You’ll see all kinds of great display ideas.
You can learn to carve beet roses in my Hearts and Roses video lessons.
Perhaps these carving done by Mariano Orozco and Tzipi Cohen will inspire you to learn to carve. And remember, you don’t have to be a professional in the food industry to enjoy carving fruits and vegetables. Fruit carving makes a fun and rewarding hobby, too.