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watermelon fruit salad basket in buffet

Students show off their watermelon fruit salad baskets

Summer is the perfect time for making pretty watermelon baskets. They always get lots of ooohs and aaaahs. Beautiful Watermelon Fruit Salad Basket with rose carved handle Customer / student Larry Slawson made this beautiful watermelon fruit salad basket. He carved the roses and leaves into the handle of his basket and made neat zig-zag […]

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basket weave melon

Students Show Off Their First Basket Weave Melons

Don’t let the beautiful basket weave intimidate you! Although it looks intricate, it’s actually quite simple to carve if you follow the directions in my Basket Weave lesson. Several of my students who have already joined the online-only course,  shared photos of their carving success. If they can do it, so can you! The basket weave […]

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Nita's honeydew carving with jagged petals

Intermediate Fruit Carvings by Students of 201 Course Video Lessons

Take a look at a few of the intermediate fruit carvings by student/customers of lessons that are part of my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course. Some or these student/customers carve for their own personal entertaining and some now have businesses where they offer their services of making lovely carvings and displays. By the way, […]

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watermelon portrait for wedding rehearsal dinner

Carved Portraits on Watermelons & Pumpkins by student/customers

This article features some of the portraits that have been carved by some of my student/customers and blog readers. Maybe they’ll give you the encouragement to try some of your own. Pumpkins and watermelons that have carved portraits are a great way to honor guests at any special occasion. Carved Portraits Honor Loved Ones This […]

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Pat O'Brien medals in culinary competition

Student Pat O’Brien Medals in Culinary Competition

My student/customer , Pat O’Brien went from beginning fruit carver, to contest medalist, to carving for a TV show in about 8 months. I’m proud of his speedy progress and want to share his story with you. I hope that you will find some inspiration from Pat’s experience. Customer/Student from Beginner to Contest Medalist and […]

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