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Veggie Art

Updated on July 27, 2013

Creating Fruit & Veg Art

Creating little pieces of art by carving your fruit and veg is great fun, as well as being a great way to impress your friends and dinner guests. Imagine walking into a dinner party and seeing a watermelon carved into a plant sitting on the middle of the table - instantly you would have a first impression of the type of person throwing the party, and also a conversation point.

Fruit and veg carving is not a new practice - people believe that it has been around for hundreds of years, particularly in and around Thailand.

Skilled fruit and veg artists can create beautiful exhibits from a variety of fresh foods, but watermelons are the most popular. As well as looking colorful and beautiful inside, watermelons are very easy to carve, making them ideal for fruit and veg art.

Small fruit like Bananas and Beetroot are also great for carving into the shape of flowers and leaves.

Many fruit and veg carvers used special carving knives which are designed specifically to allow the carver the freedom to carve complicated, smaller designs such as flower petals. Standard kitchen knives can be used for carving - and are usually fine for carving larger items like watermelons - however for smaller fruit and veg dedicated carving knives are easier to use.

Find Carving Knives

A good carving knife is essential - here are some quality knives from Amazon.

Create Watermelon Roses

Watermelon Roses are a good starting point in your fruit carving journey. Here's a guide on creating them.

You can create designs like this!

How fantastic would it be to create a design like this? Fruit and veg carving makes this possible!

Fruit Carving - Banana Duck Tutorial

Once you're an expert - you can create this!

How cool would this be to create! Don't expect to create something like this straight away, but with practice this is possible!

Get Help With Fruit & Veg Art - Books to help you create wonderful pieces of art

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      Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

      Watermelons seem to have so much scope for outstanding work. They can be very impressive.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Really beautiful lens with lots of interesting content.