Carving of vegetables and fruits

The art of carving seems very complicated, but only at first glance. In fact, bouquets and crafts made of fruits and other carvings masterpieces, which you can see in the photo at the bottom of the article, are made quite easily. To understand how the cutting takes place and master the carving technique from fruits and vegetables, it is enough just once to try to do it. So, we present to your attention the most interesting master class!

How to cut a rose out of watermelon?

  1. Using a special curved carving cutter or an ordinary vegetable knife, start cutting the peel off the watermelon.
  2. First cut a few round thin plates.
  3. In this way, cleanse half the watermelon.
  4. Align the surface by cutting off any remaining green spots.
  5. From round plates (item 2), cut out a green leaf with a kitchen knife. Make some similar shapes to decorate a future rose.
  6. Let's start creating the flower! Here you need a round shape for a medium-sized cookie. Push it into the surface of the watermelon for about 2/3.
  7. Using a sharp knife, mark the second circle a little more than the first.
  8. It should be done slightly at an angle, then it will not be difficult for you to pull out the extra pulp. You will get a three-dimensional circular groove - the main technique in carving technique from vegetables and fruits.
  9. Inside this circle we make three rows of petals. To perform the first of these, we mark with the tip of the knife a small part of the circle in the form of a crescent, and its length should be 1/3 of the entire circumference.
  10. In the same way, we draw a second crescent.
  11. And we take off excess material, making depressions.
  12. Then add the second lobe of the first circle and the third. Leave between them a small gap in the red background.
  13. Similarly, we cut out the second row of petals, and they will be more acute, irregular in shape. Place them in a brick order relative to the first row, that is, shift each petal to half a body.
  14. The petals of the third row will be even smaller and shorter than the previous ones, because they are located closer to the center of the flower.
  15. The remaining space in the middle should be processed with a knife, using his imagination. The result should resemble a rosebud, where the central petals have not yet formed and are in a twisted form.
  16. Work on the image of the inner petals of the rose is ready, and it's time to proceed to the outside. We do everything the same as described above. The point of the knife is a large curved petal.
  17. Cut the indentations, making it a little bit at an angle (which is the main difference between the inner petals and the outer ones). With a small tilt of the cutting tool, we achieve the very 3D effect that distinguishes the carving art from watermelon.
  18. The second petal is made a little larger - for this, retreat from the inner circle a little more distance. In work, do not seek symmetry, because you represent a rose, each petal of which is unique.
  19. Each subsequent petal "push" further, until the work on the creation of the rose is completed. To give a visual volume, simply increase the angle of the knife. The color of the cut out pulp will also vary, which looks very unusual.
  20. One watermelon can cut from one to three flowers, depending on your idea. Decorate each rose carved in p. 5 leaves, carefully inserting them into the slits of the extreme petals. If necessary, these holes can be slightly deepened with a knife so that the leaves do not fall out.

A ready flower can be used as a decor, and afterwards this useful berry can become an excellent dessert!

In the gallery you can see more examples of carving crafts.