You are probably one of those people who stare in amazement at fruit carvings because you feel like they are very difficult to do. But actually, carving fruit is very easy and simple-of course it depends on the pattern or design that you want to carve. For beginners, you might want to start with something really easy and simple. If you want to know how to carve fruits, here are some tips and advice.
First, you have to choose a design or pattern for your fruit carving project. Again, since you are a beginner, do not choose something really complicated. You should know your limitations and capabilities as a novice in fruit carving.
Once you have chosen your design or pattern, you should prepare all the necessary materials such as a sharp knife, melon scoop, spoon, tray, marker, toothpicks or sticks, and of course, the fruits. Place all the materials that you will need somewhere nearby so that you can easily get them.
After this, get the fruit and start tracing the outline of your design or pattern on the surface of the fruit using your marker. If you want to learn how to carve fruits, you should also learn basic drawing skills. You do not need to be a Rembrandt or a Picasso. Just some basic lines and shapes are okay. Make sure that the fruit is not wet or the ink will create a mess on the surface.
The next step is the carving part. This is the most difficult part among all the steps on how to carve fruits. You need a steady hand to follow the drawings or outlines that you have created. Fruit carving requires good dexterity, or you will end up with unidentifiable fruit mess or worse, a cut finger. Use a sharp knife because it is easier to use than a blunt knife. And always remember to be careful when handling knives.
Once you have finished carving the design or pattern on the fruit, erase the markings using wet cloth. Make sure that the ink will not spread because it will make your fruit carving look messy and dirty.
Finally, place your carving on an attractive tray. But before you do that, place a lettuce on the plate to make it more attractive. You can also decorate your masterpiece using some colourful fruits like mangoes, strawberries, or grapes sliced or cut in interesting shapes.
Learning how to carve fruits is not just very easy and simple, it is also very fun and enjoyable especially when you do it with your friends or family.