Here is a mango carving that I did.
This one was actually quite ripe and a bit soft to work with. When carving mangoes, it’s best if you choose fruit that is not yet ripe. That way your carving details will look crisper and cleaner and they will last longer. If you’ve got ripe mangoes in the pantry and you want to practice carving, go for it. Carve them and then you can admire your carvings and then eat them.
This is the rose pattern that I teach in my video lessons named Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves. In the video, I show step-by- step, the basics for peeling and carving watermelons and I show how to carve roses, rose buds and leaf patterns into watermelon and honeydew.
The same rose pattern can be carved into other fruit. Here I show a carved mango but you can also carve the same type of pattern into, papayas, squashes and even soap. Papayas are great to work with because they come in a variety of sizes from small to the quite large Mexican variety. The Mexican variety can grow up to 10 pounds.
Did you know that mangoes are the most commonly eaten fruit in the world? I learned that from the back of a cereal box. HA.