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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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Root vegetable bouquet by Phung Nguyen

Learning Fruit Carving – One Beginner’s Progress

When some people think about learning fruit carving, they think that it must be difficult. It seems intimidating. If that is how you feel, you’ll be inspired by this student’s carving journey, from first attempts, to landing her first carving jobs. Phung Nguyen began learning fruit carving when she came across my website in May. She signed […]

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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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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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Fruit carvings for special events

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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flower guitar by unknown artist

Amazing Musical Fruit Carvings

Musical 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 […]

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musical watermelon carving

Sweet Watermelon Carvings by Arturo Garcia

Arturo Garcia, one of my Vegetable Fruit Carving 101 Course students, created an assortment of beautiful watermelon carvings, including a musical-themed carving. Since I just posted a blog about Rodney Dikin’s creative stringed instrument carvings, I thought this would be the perfect time to share Arturo’s photos too. The first couple of photos show his […]

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