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one of Iris De La Cruz' princess watermelon carvings-

7 Princess Watermelon Carvings

Princess watermelon Carvings are a fun, unexpected and healthy way to make a “cake” for girl’s birthdays. Especially during summer when watermelons are plentiful. You can use this ideas to surprise and delight your birthday girl. A while back I published a blog post with an idea for making Princess watermelon carvings using a Barbie […]

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watermelon portrait by Diep Tran

Carved Watermelon Portraits by Students

Here are a couple of photos of carved watermelon portraits that were recently sent to me by students of my Portrait Carving Course. You’ll see many carved portraits throughout my blog. Our recently previous article shows how one customer/student carved a guest of honor’s face into a dozen watermelons. Hi Nita, This is my first trial of […]

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cookie monster fruit tray by sanaa etri

Baby’s 1st Birthday Fruit Arrangements

Celebrating Baby’s 1st Birthday with fresh fruit arrangements is a healthier choice than serving regular cake. And it can be a lot of colorful fun, too. This article shows a bunch of great fruit bowls, fruit trays and cakes made of fresh fruit that are great ideas for celebrating baby’s 1st birthday. Sanaa Etri (also […]

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Fresh fruit cake and fruit bouquet, was created by customer/student Hannah Perryman

Fresh Fruit Cake

The idea for fresh fruit cake that I introduced several years ago has been super popular. Every time I post photos of fresh watermelon cakes adorned with other fresh fruits, I receive even more photos from my customer/students and blog readers. I recently published some photos of Healthy Birthday Cakes and sure enough, I received […]

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Mardi Gras watermelon carving display

Mardi Gras Buffet Displays

Colorful fruit, candy beads, faux jewels, and watermelon carvings can add life and drama to Mardi Gras Buffet Displays. Take a look at what a couple of my customers created for their Mardi Gras events. Their photos may give you some great ideas. Mardi Gras is the last day before Lent. Therefore the last day […]

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Christmas vegetable candle arrangement

How to Make a Vegetable Candle Arrangement

Here’s a short 1 minute video showing how to make a pretty vegetable candle arrangement. These can serve as a beautiful display on their own or as a centerpiece for a vegetable tray. This idea is great for entertaining during the holidays. Depending on the colors and the arrangement, you can use vegetable candles for Christmas or Hanukkah. […]

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cake made from fresh watermelon by Christelle

12 Cakes Made with Fresh Watermelon

Cakes made with fresh watermelons are are beautiful, healthy and refreshing summer dessert, perfect for birthdays and other special occasions. In 2011, I created some video lessons on how to make several types of beautiful cakes made with fresh watermelons. Since publishing these lessons, I’ve received hundreds of photos from readers and students from all […]

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