Making carved radish flowers is a great way to “get your feet wet” with vegetable and fruit carving. Radishes are easy to work with and are usually accessible in your grocery store all year round. Their bright red skin and white interior makes for a beautiful color contrast that is perfect for making vegetable flowers.
My free radish bouquet is easy enough for beginners and pretty enough for professional fruit carving displays. In this article you will see examples of radish bouquets make by students and pros.
Readers of my blog who have signed up for my free lesson always have great photos to share from their first attempts at carving radish flowers. I recently featured some of these photos in a previous post: Radish Flowers Carved by Students of Free Lesson. I also wrote a blog post about how students made their own variations on the radish flowers idea: Delicious Fruit Arrangements.
Since writing those posts, I’ve received more photos and comments from readers who have tried making radish flowers. I’d like to share them with you as it might give you ideas for making your own edible bouquets.
Radish Flowers are an Easy Introduction into Vegetable and Fruit Carving
If you’re new to fruit and vegetable carving, you will find that making the radish flowers from my video lesson will give you instant success. I will show you how to carve the radish flowers and how to arrange them into a lovely bouquet. Once you learn the techniques, you can add your own variation and arrange your radish flowers however you like. Either way, you will definitely impress your dinner companions!
I’d like to share what a few of my readers had to say after watching my radish flowers video lesson:
Kiara Wingate wrote:
I just wanted to tell you that I got the video about the radishes and I loved the things you did. I’m going to try and make the bouquet for my daughters quincenera”
The radish flowers bouquet adds a really nice touch to any food display. I hope it went well, Kiara!
I’ve made my video lesson is really easy to follow too. Here’s what Samina Ikhlaq wrote to me after receiving the radish flowers lesson:
I am heartily thankful for the videos .YOU have made them much easier to follow. God bless you. Samina”
Radish Flowers are Great for Beginning Carvers as well as Professional Caterers and Chefs
My free lesson on how to make radish flowers is not just for beginners. It’s a good way for beginners to get started into fruit and vegetable carving, but the radish bouquet idea in my lesson has been learned and used by professional caterers as well.
Here’s how one reader, Richard Testani from Exquisite Catering by Robert in Florida, used radish flowers in his food displays:
Richard Testani’s carvings were on display for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by the Food Network. When Richard sent me photos of his radish flowers, he also wrote this message:
Can u tell I love your work and videos? These are thanks to you.
Member Richard Testani”
Well, I love his work too!
I liked how Richard arranged the radish flowers on top of pineapples – it gives a tropical feel to his display! Some of the other carved vegetables in Richard’s photos are taught in my Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course 101. This is a perfect introduction for beginners; although more experienced carvers can learn new techniques from these lessons as well.
In the above photos, you can see some red and yellow pepper flowers beside the radish flowers bouquet. These are taught in my Fun with Peppers DVD, which is available in my online shop. This DVD is available separately or as lesson 6 in my 11 week Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course for Beginners.
In the above photo, you can also see a red rose right next to the radish flowers. This rose is carved from beet - it’s a beautiful carving thanks to the rich, deep red color of beets. This carving, along with all things romantic such as apple swans and orange hearts, is taught in my Hearts and Roses DVD. You can take a closer look at the pepper flowers and beet rose in this next photo from Richard:
Here are a few more photos of radish flowers from Richard Testani:
Sign up to get my Free Video Lesson on How to Make a Beautiful and Edible Bouquet of Carved Radish Flowers
If you are inspired by Richard Testani’s photos, I hope you’ll sign up for my free lesson at the top of this page. I’ll show you how to carve radish flowers, how to arrange them in a bouquet and how to keep your radish flowers looking fresh.
I’m always looking for fruit and vegetable carvings to feature on my blog. If you have some photos to share, or stories of how you’ve gotten great reactions after you made your radish flowers bouquet, please send them to me – I’d love to hear from you!