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