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Halloween Treat: Alien's Skull, Owl, Candy Corn Flower, Finger Cookies

>> 10/28/2014

Breakfast with a witch

Are you curious to know what a city witch has for a breakfast? Then you are invited to my home.

Today I have some fingers and aliens to treat you my dears. And a cool refreshing green potion.

Welcome to my kitchen. You will learn a super-easy method of cookie's decorating that you can use for making Halloween treats.
On the pictures you see ginger cookies in the shape of fingers (do you like the nail style?) and green alien's skulls.

breakfast with a witch
Breakfast with the a witch.

halloween cookie decoration
Witch's fingers with green nail style

halloween treat 2014
Grinning green aliens
green potion
A green potion I drink to stay young and beautiful

Halloween cookie decorating

I used a ginger cookie recipe to make the Halloween cookies as on the pictures. This time I designed  aliens, candy corn flowers, owl, mushroom, pumpkin and evil hearts.
What makes the cookies look bright is the glaze icing of yelk.

halloween treats 2014
Aliens and Halloween candy corn flowers

corn halloween treat
Halloween candy corn flower cookies
Glaze icing recipe:
You need 1 egg. Separate the yellow yelk from the white yelk. We need the yellow part.
Add few drops of food coloring into the yellow yelk and mix well.
If you need glaze icing in more colors just divide the yelk in several plates.

yelk coloring
Add few drops of food coloring into the yellow yelk and mix well
 How to make Alien's Skull cookie
1. Use the cookie cutter to cut a round detail.
2.  Cut off the details as shown in the picture #2 to shape a skull.
3. Use the small details to make eyes and grin.
4. Prepare the yelk glaze icing.
5. With a finger or a brush, apply the glaze icing on to the skull.
6. Place the eyes and grin on to the skull as shown in the picture #6.
Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes at 180*C.

how to make skull cookie

How to make Corn Flower

1. Use the flower cookie cutters, a big and a small one, to cut out the flowers.
2. Cut the small flower in 6 pieces.
3. Place the small details as shown in the picture #3.
4. Paint the flower in yellow and orange with the glaze icing. Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes at 180*C. The white center is applied to the baked cookie and it the white yelk whipped with sugar powder.

corn halloween treat
 More Halloween cookie's designs
Owl, mushroom, evil heart and pumpkin cookies made with cookie cutters and painted with the glaze icing.

halloween pumpkin cookie, owl cookie
Cookies before being baked

how to decorate halloween cookie
Little owl cookie

owl, pumpkin, mushroom halloween cookies
Baked cookies


More Halloween ideas:
Haunted Tree
Disney Theme For Halloween Treat
Guide To 3D Pumpkin Sculpturing
Beautiful Pumpkin Lantern. Step Instruction
Easy Halloween Pumpkins
My First-Time Pumpkin Lanterns



Fruit Carving Art For Blue And White Themed Wedding

>> 10/26/2014

blue and white themed wedding
Blue roses and decorative heart on watermelon

This is a detail of a fruit display I made for a White and Blue themed wedding.
The watermelon is garnished with blue roses carved of daikon radish and colored in blue.
The names Sergey and Natalie are framed in a decorative heart.

More Blue Themed Fruit Displays:
Turquoise Themed Wedding
Ultramarine Themed Wedding



Flower Wedding Monogram In Fruit Display

>> 10/21/2014

monogram watermelon carving design
Tiny white flowers for initials, Chinese cabbage for chrysanthemums and daikon for roses.

C and M initials are carved and decorated with flowers to complete a wedding monogram.
This is a very special design done for Crystal Themed wedding. Maria, the bride, said that they were going to have several decorations made of crystal, as crystal broche at her bridal bouquet and crystal initials on top of wedding cake.

I used the idea of crystals for the watermelon design. The tiny flowers attached to the letters look like crystals.  The special thing about the design is the white flowers. They change color when lighten with colorful disco lights.
If you want to learn how to carve beautiful designs in watermelons check the book Basic Watermelon Thai Carving Book Beautiful Patterns

wedding buffet decoration
Details of the fruit platter. Carved apple.

fruit decoration for wedding
Birds of daikon

beautiful wedding meal
Fruit platter design



Family Tree For Wedding Decoration

>> 10/18/2014

This tree carved on watermelon was specially designed for the wedding of Andrey and Veronica.
New ideas are found in the fruit arrangement. A tree with hearts of carrot as a pattern for wedding watermelon carving. And a nice looking and a very romantic pumpkin light with carrot inserts.
More wedding fruit ideas:
wedding decoration with fruits

watermelon design

wedding decoration with pumpkin
Pumpkin lantern can be romantic

family tree watermelon

Learn watermelon carving designs from the books:



Dove Sculptures And Medallion Carving Design For Turquois Themed Wedding

>> 9/28/2014

Related articles:
Black, Red And White Color Challenge. Gangster Themed Wedding
Cupids and Hearts Watermelon Design
Pink and White Color Challenge

 Wedding watermelon carving design with rose medallions

The rose medallion design was originated by carving artists from Japan. The design in the photo is my adaptation, I added swirls between roses which look great and do not overload the design.

watermelon carving design
watermelon carving design with rose medallions and swirls for a wedding of Alex and Victoria

Dove sculptures

Dove birds are carved of daikon radish. Compare the dove's sculpture with my first doves made in 2012.

dove sculpture out of vegetables

wedding fruit tray
Fruit platter

Color Challenge

As I mentioned in the title, there was a turquois themed event. To match the color challenge, green roses with a blue center were added to a display. The colors gradation was a right decision, as I found later at the site, the gradation's idea was used for some pieces of the head table decoration.

watermelon carving display at wedding
At the head table

turquois color challenge
Turquois themed wedding decoration

turquois themed wedding
a colors gradation used in the peace of décor

Learn watermelon carving designs from the books:



Wedding Fruit Platter Decoration

>> 9/19/2014

festive fruit platter

I decorated the wedding fruit platter with a boat carved out of a squash. It's filled with raspberry and red currant, and garnished with the exotic frangipani flowers.
Vases, boats and vessels carved of vegetables look very good at the fruit platters. They add more space to the platter and make 3-dimencional look.
See more wedding fruit decorations:

wedding fruit decorations

Bird sculptures of daikon radish keep leading, they are the popular decorations for wedding fruit arrangements. The heart line on the watermelon skin is carved with nice wavy details.

how to garnish with fruits
The wedding fruit arrangement with a fruit boat, the bird sculptures

 Fruit carving books:


Pumpkin Girl

>> 9/17/2014

pumpkin girl
Pumpkin Girl and a "Ladybird" painting
A sculpture of a girl in an old fashion hat made of white pumpkin and squashes of different sizes.

Related articles:
Thai Pumpkin Lantern
Pumpkin Lights At The Beach

 Books and tutorials:


Wedding Watermelon Carving Arrangement And Fruit Platter

fruit garnishes
fruit platter
More wedding fruit displays:
Gangster Themed Wedding
Wedding Watermelon With Cupids And Hearts
Wedding Fruit Display With Heart Candle Light

Fruit platter and watermelon carving arrangement with golden pumpkin rings for an open-air wedding reception.

fruit paltter garnishes
pumpkin vessel with berries

wedding pumpkin rings

Books and fruit carving tutorials:



Thai Pumpkin Lantern

>> 9/13/2014

thai style carving

I just love small pumpkins. My mom cultivates different types of pumpkins at her garden for carving purpose. I like to use the 'babies' for fall crafting, see Pumpkin Ghosts and Pumpkin Snowmen; and skills practice.

This time a little pumpkin has been turned into a lantern with the unusual carving design. Which one do you like a lantern with a white center or the one with a carrot insert?

apple carving
Apple carving
pumpkin lantern thai carving skills
Pumpkin lantern with a carrot insert

white and yellow pumpkin carving lantern
the same lantern with a candle inside
Pumpkin Lanterns Party Here!
Carve a lantern out of a pumpkin and take an interesting photo of it. Send the  photo to my e-mal: with your name and country. Let's share your passion of carving art.



Gangster Theme Wedding Decoration

>> 9/12/2014

Chicago Gangster theme wedding, August 2014
The event was decorated with two fruit displays.
The first photo is a large fruit platter with a beautiful arc of fruits and flowers carved out of vegetables. A watermelon has a gangster couple image carved in it's skin.

chicago gangster theme wedding

The second fruit display went to a head table and it was a fruit basket. To add a gangster detail I carved bullet holes in the watermelon and set Ace four of a kind on top. The playing cards are carved of red apple and egg plant.

A whole project with more details and photos available for the blog's subscribers. Check out the side bar for the "Loyal Readers Club" subscribe form.

gangster theme wedding decor

wedding head table decor with fruits

watermelon fruit basket
Gangster theme fruit basket for a head table decoration



Pumpkin Lights Photo Shoot At The Beach

>> 9/09/2014

carving art party

fruit carving party

This project was staged at a sea beach at the end of August.

Together with my artistic friend Marina I carved few pumpkin lights to take beautiful photos at a natural landscape. I love the idea to bring together two elements of Water and Fire. It was a magical performance. We have got amazing pictures of waves rolling onto the lights, some of them kept burning in water. Just fascinating.

Let's do Pumpkin Lights Party!

Send me a photo of your latest light carved out of a pumpkin or a squash to my email with "Pumpkin Lights Party" in the message title. Provide your name and country you are from. I will post your craft in my blog.

Share you passion of carving art.
Let us be as sea-lights burning in the night

pumpkin light carving

pumpkin carving craft



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