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butterfly fruit tray idea

Butterfly Tray Ideas

Butterflies are beautiful creatures in nature and they’re equally beautiful as a butterfly tray display of fruit, veggies, meats and cheeses. I wrote a blog about creating a butterfly tray a few years ago. Since then several readers have sent me photos. Here are several uses of butterfly trays. Go ahead and create your own […]

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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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onion flower with cauliflower center

Onion Flowers Add Color to Spring Platters

Onion flowers are a beautiful addition to serving plates and centerpieces for Easter and other spring events. The white onions provide a basic backdrop for vibrant colored centers made out of other carved vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes or yellow and purple cauliflower. Learning to create onion flowers is super easy. It’s also the first lesson […]

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vegetable arrangements

Vegetable Arrangements

I’ve received several photos of amazing vegetable arrangements from my students and I wanted to share their beautiful carvings with you. Perhaps these photos will serve as inspiration for one of your next vegetable arrangements. Smita Jaiswal created these adorable tomato basket carvings and stuffed them with a veggie mixture. Don’t they look lovely as […]

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carved tea set with watermelon cake

Pretty Tea Set Carvings of Fruits and Vegetables

There are so many creative ways to carve fruits and vegetables, such as these beautiful tea set carvings. It’s amazing how a simple piece of fruit can be transformed into an incredible work of art. I’ve received photos of tea set carvings from several customers and fellow carvers and thought I’d compile them all in […]

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