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Impress Your Guests with these Carving Ideas for Christmas

I’m excited to share with you  a variety of fruit and vegetable carving ideas for Christmas. These wonderful creations were sent to me by my talented blog readers. Many of these photos I received last year after Christmas, but because my readers are usually on to the next thing – like New Year’s parties and resolutions, […]

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Poinsettia Day

Did you know that poinsettias are the best selling potted plant in the United States and Canada? December 12 is National Poinsettia Day. Yesterday a representative of Dole called me to ask to use my photos of watermelons carved like poinsettias in honor of National Poinsettia Day. I’m certainly aware of the popularity of poinsettias […]

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Stunning Fruit Carvings for Special Events

Fruit carvings for special events are a creative way of kicking the festivities up a notch and impressing your guests. My student, Tzipy Cohen, sent me her incredible fruit carvings photos. Tzipy, who lives in Israel had catering and food decorating prior to joining my lessons. She wanted to expand her fruit carving repertoire by […]

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Thanksgiving Vegetable Carvings by Disneyland Resort Carver, Ruben Olano

Ruben Olano knows a thing or two about Thanksgiving Vegetable Carvings. For over 20 years, Ruben has carved displays for The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. His beautiful carvings are typically featured at special events at the Disneyland hotels. I’ve highlighted some of Ruben’s designs in my previous blog posts: Fruit and Vegetable Carvings for […]

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Thanksgiving Vegetable Tray: A Festive Holiday Treat

Bring a healthy Thanksgiving Vegetable Tray to your holiday celebration and impress your family and friends with your clever creativity. The vibrantly colored veggies of autumn combine to make a stunning visual effect on the serving platter. The combinations are limitless. Choose from carrots, celery, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, any color of pepper, cucumber and […]

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Pat’s Passion for Pumpkin Carving Spreads Joy at Children’s Hospital

Prized Possessions Stolen – Pumpkin Carving Tools Note: After posting the article, it was brought to my attention that I’ve confused two different carving customers in this story. As it turns out, I have two different Patrick O’Briens who are customers of mine who love pumpkin carving.  I’ve received emails from both, I unknowingly thought […]

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The Marvelous Pumpkin Carvings of Sue Beatrice

Last fall, talented sculptor Sue Beatrice quietly burst upon the pumpkin carving scene. It started with her posting her first pumpkin sculptures on Facebook and blossomed into carving events, TV appearances and more. I first become aware of Sue’s masterful pumpkin carving from a photos that she posted on Facebook. I wish I could find […]

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Ric Testani’s Beautiful Wedding Fruit Carving Arrangements

In August, a reader who stumbled across my website contacted me about creating wedding fruit carving arrangements for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. Her daughter was getting married in September and she wanted some fruit carving arrangements for the occasion, a large elegant event with about 350 guests. She wrote, “I regret not to hear about you […]

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