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Fruit Carving Photos by Students of Nita’s Lessons

Another watermelon cake by Mariano Orozco

Another watermelon cake by Mariano Orozco

In this blog post I ‘d like to share some fruit carving photos of a couple students of my video lessons.

Mariano Orozco of the Shark Shack in Hayward California is a student of all of my lessons. He got his first fruit carving video lesson from me a little over a year ago. He has clearly been practicing and his work gets better and better. Here are some of his photos his watermelon carvings.

Watermelon Cake Fruit Carvings

In these first 2 photos you can see that Mariano took the concepts I teach in my Watermelon Cakes video lessons and ran with them adding his own style. Beautiful aren’t they!

Multi-layered carved watermelon cake

Carved rose topped multi-layered watermelon cake by Mariano Orozco


Another watermelon cake by Mariano Orozco

Another watermelon cake by Mariano Orozco

Fruit carvings like these always generate oooohs and aaaahs at any party or event. Whether you are a professional caterer, or someone who likes to entertain at home, watermelon carvings certainly add a lot of the WOW factor. They make simple fruit trays look extraordinary.

Watermelon Flower Fruit Carvings

Watermelon carving- flowers

Another of Mariano Orozco’s pretty watermelon carvings takes center stage on a colorful fruit tray

These next photos show a couple of Mariano’s watermelon carving with a single rose  in each. You can learn how to carve watermelon roses in my video lesson, Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves which is one of the  lessons included in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners.

With a little practice, you can be carving lovely watermelons like Mariano does.

Watermelon carved with rose by Mariano Orozco

Watermelon carved with rose by Mariano Orozco


Rose watermelon carving

Another of Mariano’s watermelons carved with a rose. You can learn how to carve roses in watermelons with Nitas’ video lessons, Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves.

Beautiful work (or should I call it play) Mariano. I can see you’ve learned very well.

Award Winning Fruit Carving Display

Another student of my lessons, Tzipi Cohen has been offering fruit displays in Israel for years. She joined my vegetable and fruit carving lessons about 6 months ago. About 2 months ago Tzipi sent me a few photos along with this note:

“Dear Nita,

…It is important for me to acknowledge that your work has been an inspiration to me….

I am pleased to forward additional photos from a FAMILY EXHIBITION which took place in the major Exhibition Center in Jerusalem last month – sponsored by a popular daily newspaper Hamodia. The sponsors initiated a competition for the most original design which portrays the motto of the newspaper. The public was asked to vote for the best design. My design won first prize, and I am happy to share it with you in the additional e-mail I will be sending to you.

Thank you again and best wishes.

The motto which the design had to portray is:
Hamodia – the roots are strong, the branches are fresh, the bounty is for connoisseurs.

Congratulations to Tzipi Cohen for winning the competition.

You can see in in Tzipi’s lovely fruit carving display many of the carvings that I teach in my All Lesson (15 lessons) Collection .

Tzipi Cohen's prize winning fruit carving display

Tzipi Cohen’s prize winning fruit carving display


Fruit Carving display

Close up of Tzipi’s fruit carving display. You can see many of the carvings that Nita teaches in various video lessons within Tzipi’s display.


carved beet roses

Another closer look at Tzipi’s lovely fruit carvings.

You can see more of Tzipi’s fruit carvings, in one of my previous blog posts. If you haven’t already seen it, take a look. You’ll see all kinds of great display ideas.

You can learn to carve beet roses in my Hearts and Roses video lessons.

Perhaps these carving done by Mariano Orozco and Tzipi Cohen will inspire you to learn to carve. And remember, you don’t have to be a professional in the food industry to enjoy carving fruits and vegetables. Fruit carving makes a fun and rewarding hobby, too.

Learn to carve like a pro

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6 Responses to Fruit Carving Photos by Students of Nita’s Lessons

  1. Barbara February 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    hello this is very wery nice congratulacje

  2. Marilyn Morris June 6, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    Thank you so much for everything I purchase as well as the ideas you send. I can tell how much fun you have with it; I do too.

    Thank you again and again!

    • Nita Gill June 6, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      I’m so glad that you enjoy my fruit carving lessons and info. Thanks for letting me know. Happy carving!

  3. Suzy david March 25, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    Amazing art

  4. Luann Ortmeier November 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

    I received my order & am delighted with the video’s! You explain everything really well. I can’t wait to try some of them.

    • Nita Gill November 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

      I’m happy that you are delighted. Have fun carving and creating.

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