There are few things that I enjoy sharing more than the vegetable fruit carving success of my talented students. I first shared some photos of carvings by Ric Testani, one of my students, in May 2012. I now have more photos to share of Ric’s lovely vegetable and fruit carvings, as well as photos by another student, Bing Domingo Thompson. Most of the techniques used to create these displays can be learned in the Vegetable Fruit Carving 101 course.
It’s very rewarding to see their beautiful creations and I hope that these success stories can inspire you to begin your own Vegetable Fruit Carving journey.
Ric Testani’s Beautiful Vegetable Fruit Carving Display
Ric Testani is a wonderful chef and carver who works for Exquisite Catering in Hollywood, Florida, who has taken several of my DVD courses.
He shared the following photos and messages on my Facebook page.
This is most everything I learned from you. ….. Thanks you are the best.”
Here is a photo of the display that Ric created for this year’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival, an event hosted by the Food Network.
The following close-up photo of Ric’s carvings shows many of the carvings taught in my 101 Course: Pepper flowers, radish bouquet (from free lesson), calla lilies and melon rose. The beet and turnip roses, are taught in my Hearts and Roses lessons.
The pinkish rose in the photo below were created using a watermelon radish.
Vegetable Fruit Carving Display by Bing Domingo Thompson
Bing created a lovely display using several of the techniques taught in the 101 course: calla lilies, daisies (the course teaches how to create these with melons and pineapple, Bing changed to beets and pineapple), red pepper flowers and onion lotuses. Bing also made a radish bouquet that is similar to what I teach in the free radish bouquet lesson. However, Bing made it different by using a cantaloupe as the base for the radish bouquet.
In a message, Bing said, “Presented this centerpiece at the “Boys & Girls Club” charity event in Vancouver, WA. Thank you for all the learning I gained from your videos. It made everything so easy for me.”
Bing Domingo Thompson
Bing did a beautiful job with both displays. I like how she added large glass vases filled with colorful fruit. It’s an easy and beautiful way to add drama to a large fruit carving display. Like Bing was inspired by Ric’s photos, Bing’s photos will probably end up inspiring other carvers, too.
Want to create your own carving success story? Start with the Vegetable Fruit Carving 101 11-week course!