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Banana Art

Who knew a banana peel and a safety pin is all it takes to create amazing works of Banana Art? We were amazed when we discovered these incredible carved portraits by graphic artist and illustrator, Honey. She’s created amazing recreations of iconic photos, including this James Dean illustration on the right. But there’s more to […]

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Disney Princess pancakes

Pancake Art – How to make fun art for breakfast

I’ve featured a lot of unique forms of food art on this blog and when I saw Nathan Shield’s pancake art on YouTube, I knew I had to showcase his special talent as well. While pancakes are simply a breakfast food to most people, Nathan manages to turn them into incredible works of art. Nathan began experimenting with pancake art […]

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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

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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ice lanterns in Harbin Ice Festival

Stunning Snow and Ice Sculptures in Harbin

For two months every winter in Northeast China, a magical fairy tale ice world exists during the Harbin International Snow and Ice Sculptures Festival. There are miles and miles of majestic snow and ice sculptures that are often inspired by Chinese fairy tales and well-known worldwide landmarks, Now recognized as the worlds largest ice festival, it’s truly is […]

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