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Random Fun Food Carvings by Students and Readers

carved melon hat by Abigail Veira

Carved melon hat by Abigail Veira

I receive so many photos of fun food carvings and ideas from my blog readers and students of my lessons. The photos show all kinds of fun ways that people do fruit and vegetable carvings and food art. The common thread of all these random carving images is creativity and fun. I love how some of the people in this article have brought different types of food art into their lives and the lives of others.

Fun food carvings are all about making people smile and spreading a little joy. And sometimes, it’s about eating healthy.

Fun Food Carvings To Make you Smile

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about watermelon hats.

In response, one of my readers shared this photo of a melon hat that she made. Isn’t it clever?

Abigail Viera made this watermelon hat using watermelon for the brim and honeydew for the top. The flower is made of rutabaga and the headband is eggplant skin. She shredded the carrots using a Chinese mandolin.

 Encouraging Healthy Eating

Melanie Cramer sent me the following email and photo. She decided to encourage her co-workers to eat better by making a pretty vegetable plate for her office. Her veggy tray reminds us that vegetable carving don’t have to be elaborate to be beautiful and eye catching.

Vegetable and dip plate with fringed carrots and zuchinni

Vegetable & dip plate with fringed carrots and zucchini made by Melanie Cramer

This is what Melanie had to say about her vegetable tray:

“Hi Nita… I wanted to share with you a veggie tray I brought to work a couple days ago.  All too often the office environment usually brings in junk food; which drives me BATTY!!!  I decided to be the one to emphasize healthy eating by bringing in my own platter.  One of your YouTube videos for fringing up carrots was found and I decided to try it with the new Thai knives that I received.  I also did this fringing on carrot strips as well…  I’m slowly working my way into carving so, when I have vegetable scrap-chunks, Ill use those to practice even just the proper handling of the knife to making angled cuts… where nothing gets wasted in my house, the veggie scraps go into a pot to make a fresh veggie stock…8-)  I added summer squash and zucchini leaves – I’m actually pretty happy with the way they came out – and that was my first attempt too! Anyhoo… this photo isn’t much, but I thought it was worth at least sharing it with you! For fringing ideas, the next time I do them – I plan on getting some Daikon… will make the ribbons using the peeler, but I will dye them to do coordinating color-themes!!!  Where Valentines is coming up, I thought about using fresh beet-juice to naturally dye the daikon, and do a layer of plain-white daikon… that would look really pretty I would imagine! Tell me what you think… Thanks! Melanie Cramer from Manchester, NH”

If you would like to see the video showing how to make fringed carrots that Melanie referred to, you can see it on my blog or on my YouTube channel..

Fun Food Carvings for Beauty and Creative Expression

Another past blog post was about bird carving designs in food.

In response, one of my students of my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners sent me this photo and wrote to me,

“Recently I made this bird with sweet potato. My daughter has set it in the car because she loved it.

Have good week      Barbara”

Bird carved from sweet potato by Barbara Polanka

Isn’t that so sweet  that her daughter liked it enough to take it for a ride in the car?

Barbara also sent me some of the flower bouquets that she made after learning from my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners.

fun food carvings - carved vegetable and fruit basket

Carved vegetable and fruit basket by Barbara Polanka


Carved vegetable and fruit flowers

Carved vegetable and fruit flowers by Barbara Polanka. These carvings are taught in Nita’s Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners.

If you want to learn how to make carved vegetable and fruit flowers like the ones you see in Barbara’s photos, you will love my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners. you can learn more about it by clicking here.

Thank you to Abigail, Melanie and Barbara for sharing their fun food carving photos.

If you like the ideas of having a little fun, enjoying some creative expression and beauty, and/or encouraging others to eat well, you might just fall in love with doing fun food carvings yourself.

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