If you want to make carvings that don’t get eaten….or that won’t eventually spoil, you can make soap carvings. Using the same techniques and carving knives that are used to carve fruits, you can make beautiful carvings in soap. They make for pretty gifts.
Here is a design I carved into a honeydew melon.
And here is the same design that I carved into a bar of carving soap.
Here is a soap carved with 3 roses.
You can also color your soaps by painting them with food coloring like I did with this soap carving of a carnation bouquet.
If you choose to color your soap carvings, dip your brush in the water and food coloring mixture and blot the brush on a paper towel to soap up most of the liquid before applying to your carved soap.
Carving in soap in one way to make lasting carvings using your fruit carving skills…. Well, that is until someone tries to use it to wash.