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Stunning Fruit Carvings for Special Events

Fruit carvings for special eventsFruit 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 learning from my lessons. And learn well she certainly has!  Tzipy also came up with some of her own original creations that are absolutely beautiful fruit carvings for special events.

You’ve got to see Tzipy’s breath taking arrangements further down in this article. You’ll get some great ideas for your own special events.

Want to see more of Tzipy’s work? I wrote a blog about her Beautiful Fruit Centerpieces and Trays last year and there are several photos of her gorgeous carvings.

Tzipy’s Latest Fruit Carvings for Special Events

Tzipy shared the story of her beautiful tea set fruit carving (see below) in an email:

I am happy to share with you some of my latest projects, some of which you teach in your videos. The unique tea set and all other objects in the picture are all made out of fruits and vegetables . I hope you enjoy them.

The green cup is made from a mini honeydew melon, the red one from a beet, the kettle from papaya, the plates from pumpkin and turnip, the napkin from turnip.”

Tzipy Cohen

Tzipy Watermelon Cake and Fruit Tea Set Carving

Can you believe that everything in this photo is made out of fruit and vegetables? I love Tzipy’s display of marvelous creativity!

Tzipy’s watermelon cakes are gorgeous examples of fruit carvings for special events. Watermelon cakes are fun, unexpected and healthy alternative for regular fat and sugar loaded cakes. They are great for celebrating birthdays – especially for those whose diets don’t allow regular cake. Learn how to make watermelon cakes in my Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2 video lessons.

Tzipy Watermelon Rose Cake

Look at the lovely attention to detail in Tzipy’s watermelon cake, both on the cake and with the flower topping. This watermelon cake design is taught in my Watermelon Cakes #2 lessons.


Tzipy Fruit Vase Carving

Here’s a close up look at Tzipy’s beautifully carved vase and flowers.

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

Carving flowers into watermelons may look tricky but it’s easier than you think. Check out my Watermelon Carving Rose, Buds and Leaves lessons to learn how to make these eye-catching fruit carvings for special events. The following carvings and displays would be great for weddings, anniversaries or most any other special event.

Tzipy Watermelon Rose Carving

Tzipy’s watermelon roses are very lovely!

Tzipy used the Scroll Pattern technique to create the following watermelon carvings. Learn the Watermelon Carving Scroll Pattern in my intermediate lesson and you’ll be sure to receive oohs and aahs at your fruit carvings for special events.

Tzipy Watermelon Scroll Carving

Tzipy shows off her watermelon scroll pattern.


Tzipy Melon Carving

The flower petals practically jump off the melon in this detailed sunburst carving.

To learn how to carve melons with rounded and zigzag petals, check out my video lessons, Carving Melons – Smooth and Jagged Petals.

Tzipy Melon Carving

I love the contrast of colors in this carving. the yellow skinned watermelon is unusual and eye catching.


Tzipy Fruit Carving Display

One of Tzipy’s  outstanding talents is her ability to make gorgeous arrangements of her carvings.You can see many of Tzipy’s above melon carvings in this colorful display.

Notice Tzipy’s use of varying heights, whole uncut fruits, real flowers, plates of chocolates and cut fruit in glasses are ready for guests to take and eat. When assembled all together with her fruit carvings, this arrangement is an absolute visual delight.

For those of you reading this who are food professionals who want to offer fruit carving as an additional service, take note also of the high quality of Tzipy’s photo. It pays to have really great professional quality images of your own carving displays to show to your prospective clients.

Additional Ideas for Fruit Carvings for Special Events

Tzipy Watermelon Carvings

This trio of watermelons makes a wonderful example of fruit carvings for special events.

This trio of rose topped watermelons each carved with a single rose is a lovely idea. It is a striking display that could be carved rather quickly compared to some of the more elaborately carved melons in the photos above this one.

Tzipy Watermelon Carving

How cute would this watermelon carving be at a baby shower?

I’ve seen a LOT of different carved watermelon baby carriages and this is one of the better that I have seen. This design is great for a baby shower party. Note Tzipy’s use of real lilies and the ribbon to finish off the look.

I”m guessing that this carving was created for a Bar Mitzvah party. If not, it’s a great idea for one.

Tzipy Watermelon Carving and Fruit Platter

Not only is the watermelon carved perfectly, but the fruit platter is a nice decorative touch too.

You can learn to make carvings like this carving of a rabbi and his student from my Words and Letters video lessons. The same techniques for carving letters and words can be used for carving graphic designs.

If you want to make watermelon carvings that are recognizable images of friends, family or clients, then you will love my Portrait Carving Course.

Tzipy Watermelon Carving Rabbi

Here’s a closer look at the rabbi watermelon carving by Tzipy. She did a really fine job.

A big THANK YOU to Tzipy Cohen for sharing her remarkable photos.

I hope that her carvings, and arrangement ideas give you food for thought for creating your own fruit carvings for special events!

Learn to carve like a pro

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21 Responses to Stunning Fruit Carvings for Special Events

  1. angie November 30, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    Awesome work.Beautiful;

  2. MARY JOSEPH December 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm #


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  5. Beverley McKie January 5, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    This is such a beautiful creation. I can’t wait to get my lessons started

  6. Noa March 5, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Nice job well done

  7. Priscilla March 6, 2015 at 6:30 am #

    Simply Gorgeous!

  8. Elena March 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi you are excellence fruit designer and I want learn

    • Nita Gill March 7, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      Tzipy Cohen gets the credit for the lovely carvings on this page.

      Like Tzipy and our thousands of customer/students, you can learn from the lessons in our shop. Click here to see them. You’ll love your new hobby!

  9. Suzy March 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    Buetiful carving, I enjoy to see this, nice job,

  10. Brian March 9, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    Incredible detail! Great work.

  11. Elaine April 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    Amazing carvings

  12. Ric Testani May 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    What a beautiful variety of creative works of art. The vase is just beautiful the Rabbi and child is awesome. Love the detail they did in the carvings that he did on the melons. Great work.

  13. Pamela T. June 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Thank you for sharing these fantastic works of art!

  14. Vijaya Bhaskara Prasad Kunapuli September 16, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

    Tzipy’s tea cup set carving is a wonderful creation.Really she deserves.All d best to Tzipy.

  15. Callen March 6, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    Awesome! Love it!

  16. Rebotzin March 6, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Amazing! Coming from the same religion as Tippy I can really appreciate her work!

  17. Yolanda Diaz March 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    Fantastic work!!!!

  18. Sara October 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Great work. That “rabbi” carving is actually depicting a father and son, as the hebrew says “fathers and sons” which is a program across Israel that encourages fathers and sons to learn together on Shabbat, generally in the synagogue. This carving was likely for an event sponsored by the Avot U’Banim organization.

    • Nita Gill October 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

      Thank you for the clarification Sara.

  19. thankammadevarajan August 24, 2018 at 2:46 am #

    fantastic creative watermelon art. super

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