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svetlana-guitarMusical fruit carvings are a great way to celebrate birthdays, graduations and other events, especially for musicians! 

I’ve received several photos from my students and followers who have created wonderful examples of musical fruit carvings. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shared Imaginative Musical Vegetable Carvings and Watermelon Carvings by Arturo Garcia and now I have a few more photos to share with you.

These photos showcase the creativity and skill of these amazing fruit carvers. If you’re looking for musical fruit carving ideas, these should serve as inspiration.

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Fruit Carving Arrangment by Yolanda DiazI just love it when customer/students of my lessons tell me about their carving successes. It’s personally satisfying to me to see people having fun being creative with fruit carving. I take pleasure in hearing how my video lessons have helped home hobbyists, chefs and caterers learn and enhancing their skills. I love to hear about the oohs and aaahs they get, too.

Today, I’ll share a the carving successes of Yolanda Diaz who is one of my student/customers.

A little over a week ago, she sent an email with photos. Here is what Yolanda wrote. continue reading…

Radish and turnip flowers

Radish and Turnip flowers by student Allan Jarvis

This blog post features the lovely fruit and vegetable carvings of one of my student/customers, Allan Jarvis. Allan is in Queensland, Australia. In one of Allan’s first emails to me he told me that he was introduced to fruit and vegetable carving many years ago in Thailand but had not done too much until recently. He wrote, “The book I bought in Thailand is great but not enough steps… ” Shortly after, Allan joined our video lessons.

With spring celebrations like Easter, Songkran Festival and the Indian Festival, Holi coming up you might see some ideas here that you can use. continue reading…

Vegetable and Fruit Carving Radish Bouquet

Vegetable and Fruit Platter Arrangement by Richard Testani

Many of my readers have expressed an interest in getting into business with Vegetable and Fruit Carving arrangements. After receiving “oooohs” and “aaaahhs” from their edible displays, friends and families have encouraged them to try turning their passion for making beautiful vegetable and fruit carving arrangements into profit.

Today, I want to introduce you to one of my readers/customer, Richard Testani, who is a professional in vegetable and fruit carving. You may have come across Richard’s name if you’ve read my blog post Radish Flowers | An Easy Vegetable Carving for Beginners. I think you will really enjoy his vegetable and fruit carving work and I hope his story will inspire you! continue reading…

Fruit Carvings by Ruben Olano

Ruben Olano – professional fruit carver for Disneyland Resorts

Fruit carvings are a wonderful addition to a meal for any special event. Themed fruit carvings can serve as a decorative table display or centerpiece, or can be used to dress up a fruit or hors d’oeuvres platter. 

Today, I want to share with you some photos from a reader, Ruben Olano, who used to work as a professional fruit decorator for Disneyland Resorts and Hotels. His fruit carvings were often displayed at special event buffets at the Disneyland hotels. I’m sure Ruben’s fruit carvings got many “oooohs” and “aahhhs” from the patrons dining the hotels. Take a look at some of Ruben’s fruit carvings – they may spark some ideas for your own centerpiece for a special event. 

If you’re new to fruit and vegetable carving, don’t worry, read on to find out how I can help you get started on making your own fruit carvings and fruit arrangements for your next special event. continue reading…

Radish flowers bouquet by Nita

Radish flowers bouquet taught in Nita’s free video lesson

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. continue reading…

Fruit arrangements with chocolate

Fruit arrangements that can be eaten are fun, fresh, pretty to look at and are always a welcome addition at any special event. You may have even given or received fruit arrangements as a thank you gift. There are several companies selling their own fruit bouquets and  arrangements; but have you ever thought that you can make these yourself at home?

With the fresh fruit and vegetables available in Spring, what better way to celebrate the season than by making your own  fruit arrangements for a potluck, dinner party or just for fun with your kids or grandkids? If you celebrate Easter, homemade flower fruit arrangements with colorful fruits and vegetables will really brighten up your table! continue reading…

Today, I’d like to share some fun ways of arranging and serving fruits and vegetables for kids. In my two last post, I wrote about fun vegetable activities for kids and fun fruit and vegetable carvings. I wanted to continue with the healthy eating theme today by introducing some more interesting and creative ways of serving fruits and vegetables for kids.

Fruits and Vegetables for kids

When my son was growing up, it was a challenge to get him to eat more fruits and vegetables. I found that if I presented the food in a fun and attractive way, he would sometimes eat even more than I hoped he would! If you’re a parent or grandparent with a little one who’s a bit of a fussy eater, I’m sure you can relate and I bet you have your own ideas for fun ways of arranging fruits and vegetables for kids. I hope I can show you some new ideas in this post and share some photos with you that your children in your life will enjoy too!

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Don’t you just love fresh and colorful fruit arrangements? They make wonderful gifts, attractive centerpieces and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them!

Najlaa’s fruit arrangements

Homemade fruit arrangements are fun and delicious as well as beautiful.

Even parents with little picky eaters at home can “trick” their kids into enjoying a healthier snack with pretty fruit arrangements that can be eaten. I know this was the case with my son. For some reason, things are just more fun to eat when they are served on a stick!

The problem with store bought fruit arrangements is that they can be quite expensive, especially if you want special additions such as chocolate dipped fruit.

The good news is that it’s easy to make your own fruit arrangements at home. Read on to see photos of homemade fruit arrangements and vegetable bouquets and get some tips on how to make your own edible creation. continue reading…

Vegetable bouquet arrangements by Phung NguyenWhenever I need a creative gift idea, or just something unique to bring to a dinner, I can always be sure that vegetable bouquet arrangements will be a big hit. Not only are they colorful and attractive to look at, depending on the veggies used, they’re fun to eat for both kids and grown-ups.

While some Vegetable bouquet arrangements are purely decorative, they can  also serve as a healthy alternative at potlucks and brunches, where there are already plenty of rich foods to indulge in.

People are usually so impressed by homemade vegetable bouquet arrangements because they think, “Wow, that must have been hard to make!”

The truth is they are actually quite easy to make once you learn how. continue reading…

Do you love Chocolate Covered Strawberries? They are super easy to make.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries in Fruit Arrangements

Decorated Chocolate Covered Strawberries in Floral Arrangement

Here are several short videos in this article that will show you  exactly how to make chocolate covered strawberries. You’ll also see how you can easily decorate them and how you can use them in pretty and delicious chocolate covered strawberry fruit arrangements. And if you have leftover chocolate, you can easily and quickly make some chocolate bark candy and other chocolate covered goodies, too.

You may find these yummy fruit arrangements ideas useful for  any upcoming potluck, or party. Chocolate Covered Strawberries arranged into bouquets make welcome hostess gifts, too. For an anniversary or birthday, you could make one strawberry for each continue reading…

I have many customer/students who have fruit decoration businesses offering their fruit platter arrangements. Aneta Lakas is one of them.

A couple of days ago, Aneta sent me an email with some of her photos.

Anetas Lekas with her carver watermelon

Aneta Lekas

Here is what she said in her email:

Hi Nita,
Thank you for your lessons. I have been carving for some time now. However, since I got your lessons I get more ideas and it is easier to carve when you learn some techniques. It is more fun now.
Here are some of my carvings after your lessons.

Aneta Lekas
Melon Carving and Fruit Platter Arrangements “

Aneta, I am so glad to hear that you are having more fun making your fruit platter arrangements, now!

You can see the fun that Aneta has been having in these photos of her fruit platter arrangements. continue reading…

Are you looking for ideas for making fruit arrangements?

Today, I received a very nice email from student /customer Summer Dawn. She also sent some photos of her recent fruit arrangements that are very pretty. I thought that you might enjoy seeing them to give you ideas for your own fruit arrangements. continue reading…