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High School Reunion Food Art

One of my student/customers, Rose Flores recently sent the photos of her carvings that she created for a high school reunion. She did a marvelous job.

If you have a reunion coming up, you’ll find some great ideas from these photos.

high school reunion food art

Rose Flores created these lovely watermelon carvings for a high school reunion. Her carvings are so clean and precise.

Rose wrote to me,

“I have pics of a full fruit and vegetable table that I did for my sister’s 40 year class reunion in Colorado that I am including as an attachment. The last pic is of my mother who I am so proud of and who helped me with some of the carvings and the set up of the table. Three of my sisters stepped up to also help me. It was my first time doing this and thrilled me that it turned out to be one of the highlights of the reunion (it’s all over Facebook). More than 200 people attended. The three watermelon carvings were placed in a silent auction to raise money for a scholarship fund. Hope you enjoy the pics….and thanks again for you support.”

high school reunion watermelon carvings

I love how Rose added the little red berries in the intersections of the crosshatching. It matches with the look of the 40 year reunion carving in the photo above. She added the red color to the high school mascot carving by dying the bulldog’s collar red.

Although this is the first time Rose has done a display like this, she has been carving for several years now. She ordered her first lesson from me about 2 1/2 years ago.  It’s been fun for me to see how creative she can be. Her sense of design is great and her carvings are always so well done. I love seeing the ideas she comes up with. I recently featured another of Rose’s delightful carving’s which was a wacky 4th of July watermelon cake.

If you want to carve words, letters and patterns like these high school reunion carvings that Rose made, then you will love our video lessons, Carving Letters and Words. Carving patterns like these becomes easy when you use the Pattern Transfer Paper that we have available in our online shop.

tomato topiary

Rose made this pretty topiary from plum tomatoes. Notice how she cleverly filled the vase with red mylar confetti

Rose used the same topiary bouquet idea with carved radishes and turnips and with strawberries to create two more pretty bouquets. You can learn how to arrange a topiary style bouquet in my free lesson that shows how to carve a pretty radish flower bouquet. You can get the free radish bouquet lesson by signing for the free lesson in the upper right sidebar of this page.


Here is the photo that was mentioned above, of Rose’s mother helping to set up Rose’s strikingly pretty high school reunion carving display. It’s always great to have a helper.


Kudos to Rose and her mom and sisters who helped put this all together. And thanks go our the Rose for sharing her photos of her creative and beautiful high school reunion carving display.

40 year High School Reunion

40 year high school reunion watermelon carving

On a personal note, when looking at these photos, I realized that my 40 year reunion is only a couple of years away – 2006! Where does the time go!? The decades seem to fly by!

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2 Responses to High School Reunion Food Art

  1. Cindy Rozich September 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    The above carvings are awesome!!! Love the borders and the quilted look texture. I really enjoyed seeing them. What is the red? (It really doesn’t look like it is the red watermelon showing)

    • Nita Gill September 13, 2014 at 8:26 am #

      I stand corrected from what I originally wrote about the “berries”. The red dots inside the pillow effect are red corsage pins. Rose used red gel food coloring for the collar of the bulldog.

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