Take a look at a few of the intermediate fruit carvings by student/customers of lessons that are part of my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course. Some or these student/customers carve for their own personal entertaining and some now have businesses where they offer their services of making lovely carvings and displays.
By the way, my 201 Course – Beyond the Basics, picks up where my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners ends. It’s made to help intermediate carvers to expand their skill and get even more WOWs.
In these first 2 photos, you’ll see the lovely arrangement created by Smita Patel. Although her display looks professional, Smita carves for her own personal entertaining. You can see how her carvings really dress up her fruit platter display.
Students Add Their Own Creative Touches to Their Intermediate Fruit Carvings
Smita added her own touch of contrasting color with the circle of blueberries.
This next photo is another of the intermediate fruit carvings taught in the 201 Course. This photo is by me, Nita Gill, rather than one of my students. I’m including it here so that you can see the Jagged Petal design that is taught in the video lessons, Melon Carving, Smooth and Jagged Petals.
Here is a variation of the jagged petal look created by student/customer, Arturo Garcia. It’s always fun to see how students apply what they learn and add their own originality to their carvings.
This beautiful watermelon cake that is one of the intermediate fruit carvings taught in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course – Beyond the Basics was carved by customer/student Saada Al Taie of Oman. She is now offering her services professionally. Her most recent display, at the time of writing this blog post, was made for an event at the luxury hotel Al Bustan Palace. in the Sultanate of Oman. (It is an upscale Ritz Carlton Property). You can see more of Saada’s beautiful wedding fruit carving displays in one of my earlier blog posts.
By the way, there are 2 simpler cakes taught in the Watermelon Cakes video lessons that are easier than this style of watermelon cake. This is one of the more intermediate to advance watermelon cake designs.
The Carving Letters and Words video lessons that are included in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course are super versatile. Once you have the skills needed to carve words and graphic patterns onto watermelons (or pumpkins) you can make custom carved watermelons for just about any occasion. Take a look at a couple of carvings made by Cindy Rozich. Cindy started as a student/customer of my lessons and now has a professional fruit carving business of her own.
Here is what Cindy had to say about her clever carvings.
The company that I work for, Ohio Drill & Tool had their annual Christmas Party at the Cross Eyed Moose Event Center last night. I thought you might enjoy the seeing my watermelon carvings of the Cross Eyed Moose Logo and also Ohio Drill’s Logo!
I was beginning to get very frustrated, I didn’t know how I was going to carve the moose’s eyes and make them show up and look right. I wrapped it up and put it the frig. The next night, I put some fining touches on it and put it away again.
A couple hours later, it came to me….wiggle eyes would be absolutely perfect!!!!!
Everyone loved them and the Cross Eyed Moose Event Center has asked me to carve one for their table at an Bridal Fair in January!
Hope you enjoy!
The Scroll Pattern lesson is also one of the video lessons included in the 201 Course. Below is an excellent first scroll pattern carving by student/customer Tzipy Cohen who is also a recognized professional carver in Israel.
Hi Nita, I received the video, and made my first trial . I never tried this pattern before. I’m attaching a picture of my first scroll pattern watermelon. I hope you like it.
Tzipy Cohen – Israel
If you would like to learn how to make intermediate fruit carvings like these, you can get each of the lessons mentioned in this article individually. Or, you will save by getting 5 sets of intermediate lessons at once by joining our 201 Course – Beyond the Basics. All of these lessons PLUS the 101 Course come in Nita’s 17 Lesson Collection.