Fruit carving is an Asian art that is used by chefs around the world. In Thailand and Japan, artfully carved fruits and vegetables are part of a meal's presentation. Some fruit carving masters create designs that take several hours to complete. Any fruit that has a solid form can be carved into edible works of art.
Create apple leaves with red or green apples. Cut wedges into leaf shapes with a paring knife. Use the tip of the paring knife to carve out the veins of the leaf. Notch the edges to make it more leaf-like.
Watermelon Smiley Face
Create the quintessential hippie symbol--the simple smiley face--with a watermelon. Select a round melon, and cut off the end with a sharp knife. On the opposite end, cut just enough of the rind to give the melon a flat base on which to sit. Scoop out the watermelon flesh with a melon baller. Once the watermelon shell is empty, fill with melon balls.
Cut the pineapple in half, lengthwise. Cut a V-shaped groove into the core. Remove the rind from the pineapple, leaving a half-circle with a groove on top. Use a knife to carve out grooves along the outer curve of the pineapple's flesh. Cut slices to make several little pineapple butterflies.
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