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Sweet Fruit Garnishes For Desserts and Drinks

>>  6/25/2012

Gallery of fruit garnishes for drinks and desserts
I digged my blog and found some cute garnishes. Let remember them, most of them are how-to tutorials.

Cute orange garnish for kids (How-To)

Baked banana and ice cream dessert garnished with pear gear-wheel and apple traffic sign (How-To)

Milky shake with plum flower (How-To)

Baby Melon Cups for ice cream: Pokemon (How-To)

Orange ice cream dessert with kiwi and nectarine garnishes (instruction included)

Orange Rose garnish for cocktail (How-To)

Apple garnish for drinks (How-To)

Apple cup to serve a dessert (How-To)


Popular Fruit Displays Made in June

Herewith I am sharing some of the popular displays. I made three or four copies of each display this month. They are Cornucopia and Watermelon Peacock with fruit tail.


Summer Soap Carving

>>  6/19/2012

Let me introduce the new soap items carved in June. 
The soap carving were presented at a special event organized by the soap manufacturing company. I gave my carved soaps for a lottery at the event. As a back pay I got a bag of new soap bars.  

All soaps in the picture are carved with a thai knife. I used some techniques I learnt in Japan.

Here you can buy a thai knife (the same as mine). The set of soap carving tools can be useful as well.


Soap carving
Wonder in my soap carving skills progress? :))  Check up a full soap collection of mine starting with my first soap carving items.


Budget Fruit Display

>>  6/14/2012

Sometime I am asked by customers for budget fruit arrangements. This time it was urgent and budget work. I was given by a set of fruits to make a quick display for children. 

I got:
1 small watermelon 
2 oranges
3 apples
3 kiwi
some black and green grapes.

I made apple flowers and zig-zag kiwi and oranges. Zig-zag cut method was really in help here (it's the quick and on-budget method :)). Apple flower is also a good choice for a budget display because you can make 2 flowers from one apple. I arranged apple flowers bouquet on a watermelon vase using wooden sticks.

As for tools, the set of 3 carving knives is perfect here.


Apple flowers bouquet in a watermelon vase

Check out other nice and budget fruit bouquets:

Simple Fruit Bouquet


Melon Goldfish and Sea Treasure

>>  6/10/2012

The melon goldfish is a large copy of the lemon fish. I carved it using a thai knife only. On the plate you can see various sea creatures like crabs, conchs and corals.

Goldfish ingredients:
melon fjr the body,
pumpkin and carrot for the pins,
grapes for eyes.

Crabs from red apples,
Conchs from daikon,
corals from carrot,
sea weed from cucumber.

The set of 3 carving knives will be perfect for making the Goldfish arrangement.


Japanese carving style

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"Costa Del Sol" Orange Icecream Dessert

>>  6/06/2012

Are you going for a vacation this summer? I am not.
If you stay at your hometown like me cherish yourself with a lovely sunny dessert named after the famous resort in Spain, Costa Del Sol. Put on sunglasses and go ahead to your food processor!

You need:
2-3 oranges
chocolate icecream
1 nectarine, some garpes and a kiwi for garnishing.

Peel oranges and put into a blender. Do not through away the peels. You can use them for decorations.

After the oranges are blended fill a glass half with the orange puree. Set glasses into a fridge to let the orange puree freeze up. As soon as the oranges get steady add melting chocolate icecream and freeze again.

Use UV 6 pieces carving tool set for making the garnishes.
Thai knife and V-shape knife for the leaves.
U-knife for the flower.

Nectarine leaves made with thai knife and V-knife

Kiwi turtle, nectarine flower and nectarine leaves

You can find all necessary tools in one big set!


This recipe is shared at


Fruit Basket and Watermelon Drama

>>  6/05/2012

Sometime it happens. You can't forecast the situation untill you start carving a watermelon. 

Early morning I have been carving a watermelon for a fruit basket. I was about to finish it when I found out that the design ruined down. The watermelon was hollow inside. There was a hole in place of the flower! Terrible sigh!
The most terrible thing was the time limitation. The basket had to be done in a couple of hours. The watermelon was the main part of the display! I was about to panic. 

I had nothing to do but buying a new one. I went to 24 hours food store and... got stressed again. No watermelons! No one! My broken watermelon seemed to be the last watermelon that day. 

The broken watermelon
weight 2 kg, price 10$

"Ok, no tears" I said to myself. I grabbed a proper melon and run to carve it.
The final display looked pale with the melon. I added red fruits for the color balance.

Fruit basket with the melon

That was the first time I totally spoiled a carving work. Frankly speaking I was not ready for that.
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