Friday, September 18, 2009

How to Make Candy Bouquets for Fun and Profit

Recently, Candy bouquets have become a popular gift together in addition to gift baskets. Many times, I saw an individual’s eyes sparkle when they received a candy bouquet. I can understand why.
Candy Arrangements are floral like edible creations that are not only beautiful but also delicious. People want to surprise their loved ones with unique gifts (not just box of sweets or flowers) and a candy bouquet is the answer. It makes a recipient feel really special. Almost all kids and adults love candy and always welcome candy bouquet gifts. Believe me, your candy bouquet gift will be a hit!
Candy Bouquet arrangements are the perfect gift for any occasion. For example, your sweetheart will be blown away if you give her or him Chocolate Roses instead of the usual bouquet of flowers for St. Valentine’s Day. A candy bouquet can be of any shape, size, color, or theme.
Candy Bouquets can be an amazing centerpiece for any party. People will not stop talking about it! If you want to be a hero of a party, create a candy bouquet centerpiece.
Here are a couple of great candy bouquets.

Make one of these edible creations (fruit bouquets or edible vegetable arrangements) and be the hero of the party!

Vegetable and Fruit Carving Book edited by Nidda Hongwiwat

Vegetable and Fruit Carving edited by Nidda Hongwiwat
The Complete Step-by-Step Vegetable and Fruit Carving
Edited by Nidda Hongwiwat
Learn the Art of Thai Vegetable and Fruit Carving
This beautiful large hard cover book is a complete English language teaching manual of Thai fruit and vegetable carving. Color photographs across double spreads show the finished piece together with the step-by-step process in getting there.
Other sections show the carving tools needed, the fruits and vegetables used and the methods of storing the carvings so they are ready to be the center-piece on your table.
The vegetable used are carrot, tomato, cucumber, Chinese radish, eggplant, leek, shallot, chilli and radish. The fruits used are apple, pineapple, papaya, cantaloupe, guava, water melon, yam bean tuber, mango, rose-apple, sapodilla and jujube.
For delivery in Thailand please go to

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Veggy Art Classes

Veggy Art Classes

"Fashion For Food"

Listed below are the different classes offered by Veggy Art and the answers to some frequently asked questions.

If you would like to see the locations of upcoming classes, events, and demonstrations, please view the Class Schedule and Events Calendar.

Veggy Art Now Offers (3) Different Classes

Class sizes are kept to a minimum to ensure that each student receives plenty of personal attention.

1. The Art of Creating Edible Centerpieces

(1 Day) 5-6 hours- Instructed by Chef James Parker

A simple technique, taught only by Chef James Parker, the Founder of Veggy Art. His personality matched with his passion for carving, will make it easy to learn how to create a beautiful, edible floral centerpiece made with every day fruits and vegetables.

You will learn how to use new tools for cutting both fruits and veggies, as well as, learn how to make gorgeous fruit trays.

Most of all, you will find a new respect for fruits and veggies that will have you looking at produce in a whole new light. You will never look at produce the same way.

See the picture gallery of James Parker's classes

2. The Advanced Art of Thai Melon Carving

(1 Day) 5-6 hours
Instructed by Chef Jean-Marc Montjarret

Chef Jean-Marc, Owner of Creative Designs by Jean-Marc, has been carving fruits and veggies for over 20 years. He was trained in Thailand and continues training every year under one of the most celebrated carving chefs in Thailand. In his class you will learn how to pick out a perfect piece of fruit for carving. He will give you tips on the best ways to preserve a carving for lasting freshness, and show you how to use natural fruit colors that result in the most attractive carved pieces.

You will learn how to carve 3 different advanced patterns. This will include: The Honeydew Dahlia, The Closing Watermelon Rose, and The Multiple Open Rose Watermelon with a Design using the Rind.

Previous carving experience is highly recommended.


3. The Art of Carving Animals and Creating Scenery

(1 Day) 5-6 hours
Instructed by Chef Ray L. Duey, C.E.C.

A Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation, Chef Ray Duey, has been carving, cooking, and entertaining in places all over the country. He has participated in several Carving Competitions and has received many awards for his accomplishments.

Chef Duey will show you how to create beautiful scenery and sculpt amazing creatures out of everyday veggies. Carrot phoenixes, cucumber turtles, crookneck squash birds, Daikon butterflies, dogs, monkeys and so much more !!

Come Join the fun and see why Chef Duey says, “This Class, [it] will really be like a Zoo”.


For further details

Cost of Classes

How do I enroll in the next Veggy Art Class?

Courses and Workshops Internationally - UK, London

Courses and Workshops Internationally - UK, London
In this post it will be my effort to post the maximum number of links to Vegetable and Fruit Carving courses and classes all over the world. Internationally Vegetable Fruit Carving is generating a lot of interest, with almost all culinary professionals taking to learning this fantastic art. Let us check out the opportunities available. This post promotes course in UK, London and nearby places.

Fruit Carving Courses at
Oakland Asian Cultural Center

388 9th St.
Oakland CA 94607
Oakland: Jack London Square/West
Produce-carver Jimmy Zhang (founder of Art Chef, Inc.) leads a six-Saturday course in crafting edible birds, flowers, and much more. 10:30 a.m. $50 per class, plus a $10 materials fee per class.

Contact directly and with no obligation with


Thai cookery/Thai fruit and vegetable carving teacher

Based in
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Mainly Birmingham and the West Midlands but will consider anywhere. Make Enquiry.


Carving - Cooking in Winslow

Great Summer food, made easy Welcome to Brook Hall Cookery School, which I opened after six years as Chef Director of the Raymond Blanc Cookery School at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Make the most of summer entertaining with our fantastic seasonal cookery classes: Barbecue Cookery: Inspirational but easy dishes for outdoor entertaining, cooking on Weber's fabulous range of gas and charcoal barbecues.

Send enquiry


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vegetable and Fruit carving Videos Great Collection

As a sequel to my earlier post on various vegetable fruit carving videos, here is a collection of some more great videos, collected from the internet. Some of them are fruit carvings, vegetable carvings from various regions, which have their own distinctive style, and finesse. I am sure you will like these videos.

Carving Fruits - A great video showing Exquisite Fruit carvings!


Khmer Live! How to do Strawberry Rose Carving


Khmer live! how to do a bird carving.


Khmer Live ! Melon#2 how to do love bird Carving


Khmer live ! how to carve a Riya Rose.


Khmer Live ! Melon #1 how to do swan Carving .


Khmer Paring Knife Techniques-How To Do Speed Cut Lemon Crown.

Some more special videos in my next post. Enjoy these till then.

Vegetable and Fruit Carving Image, photograph, picture Gallery!

Outstanding and Exquisite Vegetable and Fruit Carving Galleries

With so many hundreds of sites of Vegetable and Fruit Carving on the internet we have an array of wonderful Pictures, images, photographs, video of these exquisite art creations. I have selected some of the outstanding sites on which these galleries are available so that the reader can access them easily, rather than keep searching for the same themselves. Hope you like these collections. The links are given directly to the parent site so that after you are done with viewing the fantastic gallery, you can access the home page of the respective sites to check out other offers. Each Gallery seems to be better than the one earlier. I am sure you will not rest until you have seen them all!

Vegetable Carvings -

Pictures, photos and images from Bowling Green, OH


Outstanding Vegetable Fruit Carving Photograph


Carvings by Pat - Samples of Fruit and Vegetable Carvings!


Here are some pretty Watermelon carving designs/patterns


Fruit and Vegetable Carvings Gallery


Funny Veg and Fruit Carvings


Some of the best links to Books, Images and Tools for Vegetable and Fruit Carvings at

Fruit Vegetable Carvings


Fruit and Vegetable Carving

I am sure you will take some time to enjoy this gallery, so till them, I am scouting out for some of the best Vegetable and fruit carving videos. Bye! See Ya!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vegetable and Fruit Carving with 3 CDs Free shipping!

Vegetable and Fruit Carving with 3 CDs Free shipping!
Vegetable and Fruit Carving Learn to carve step by step by Damrongsak Niran comes with 3 CDs and booklet in English. The CDs are in Thai language with English Subtitle. ISBN 974-94699-1-7. Published by MIS Softech, Thailand. This item includes free shipping. This item will be ship directly from Thailand. It may take around 14-21 business days within the US or up to 30 for Alaska, Hawaii and other countries.

Go get it at -

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ice Sculpture, Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Ice Carving, Fruit Sculptures

Here is a unique site
Whether you are having a small intimate home event or coordinating a large corporate event, Ice King Creations has the certified, professional staff and resources to meet your needs within your budget.

Ice King's staff specializes in:
  • Ice Sculpture / Ice Carving
  • Fruit Carving / Vegetable Carving
  • Weddings and Anniversaries
  • Quinceañeras and Family Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Catering
  • Event Planning
Serving the following Southern California communities: Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Culver City, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Mar Vista, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Ventura, San Diego, Brentwood, San Bernardino, Glendale, Pasadena, San Francisco, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Long Beach, Northridge, Van Nuys, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Rancho Palos Verdes, Oxnard, Ojai, Santa Clarita, Santa Paula, Torrance, Inglewood, LAX Airport Area.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Great Vegetable Fruit Carving Videos

Here are a collection of some great Vegetable Fruit carving videos I just saw, and liked them so much I thought of posting them here for my wonderful audiences! Have a great time Friend!

Watermelon Fruit Carving
The watermelon carving I did. One side has roses, and the other shows the "I love you" sign in sign-language.

Pumpkin Carvings
Pumpkin carving pictures from a video.

Guinness World Record - Fastest Pumpkin Carving
Stephen Clarke's world record performance for fastest pumpkin carving.

Koumnaki's Pumpkin Carving
Some great Vegetable Fish carvings

Spectacular Vegetable and Fruit Carvings - too pretty to eat!

Some more great Vegetable Carvings in this video.

I'm going out to look out for some exception videos, so till then have a great time Friends!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Vegetable Fruit Carving Tools

In the previous posts we dealt with Courses, classes and other educational mediums for learning Vegetable Fruit carvings. But what use are those lessons if we do not have the right tools for this great Art. The use of proper tools in carving is as much important a part as the art itself. If you have the right tools it, not only makes it easier to create various pieces of art, but also makes the job of the person carving much easier, and enjoyable. So in this post I will be giving you information and links to site which offer these tools and information on how to use them. There will be online facility for purchase on most sites. So enjoy your shopping.

Come to

Food Garnishing tools - Kits, mandolines, fruit & vegetable carving tools for all your tool requirements like.

Melon Ballers.

Garnishing Tool Sets

More garnishing tools

Vegetable Peelers

Vegetable and fruit tools


Go to the site and check out some fantastic garnishing and carving tools for Fruit and Vegetables.

A host of Vegetable and Fruit Carving tools and tool sets at Vegetable / Fruit Carving Tool Set, 6 pc: Kitchen & Dining

International Culinary Carving Set 80 Piece, Wood Case International Culinary Carving Set 80 Piece, Wood Case: Kitchen & Dining
 Garnishing Tool 5 Piece Set: Kitchen & Dining

 Deluxe Fruit and Vegetable Carving Knife Set: Kitchen & Dining

This and much more at

Hope yu have a great time shopping for the required tools. The above two sources are big enough to suffice your needs, however more such links will be posted short;y. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fruit Carving Courses for Finesse and exquisite results

Vegetable Fruit Carving Courses INTERNATIONALLY.

In my endeavor to present the best information about this great Art o f Vegetable Fruit Carving, I have in this post tried to get the information and links to the best of the Vegetable and Fruit Carving Courses available over the internet. I have posted the direct links of the sites so it will be easy for the reader to connect with the site directly. Wish you all have a great time, and come up with a good choice to enhance your skills.

Here are some of the best links to sites I could find for Vegetable Fruit Carving Courses INTERNATIONALLY.

Welcome to Krua Thai Cookery School

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Great sites about Vegetable and Fruit Carvings

Continuing my search for great information on Vegetable and fruit carvings, I found some great sites where the content about Vegetable and Fruit carvings is very nice. Not only is the topic covered at length but you will get various links to other information.

I specially liked the links to

  • Cooking Styles
  • Using Chopsticks
  • Cooking with Herbs
  • How to measure
These are topics which may not be directly related to Vegetable Carving but do come in the preview of great cooking tips.

So have a great time on this site:

Fruit Carving and vegetable carving techniques for Asian food cooking recipes!

Another great site I liked is one which promotes fantastic Ideas and Patterns for Watermelon Fruit Carvings, with such good samples that you will be left gazing at the workmanship!

Watermelons, turnips, pineapples and many other fruits and vegetables can be carved and combined into either elegantly simple or very elaborate center pieces or accents for your picnic table or indoor party decorations, and this is one site which gives you loads of it!

Fruit & Vegetable Carving - Ideas & Patterns for Watermelons, Pumpkins & Other Foods

Special mention is to Check out a special Web Supplement offered by them.

This one really stuns you with great information of how to make Party Centerpieces, Garnishes, Fun Kids Projects and much more!

Special Web Supplement Here

Check out these cute Preparations of Watermelon Fruit Carvings!

How to Make a Watermelon Baby Carriage

How to Make a Watermelon Basket

These great sites offer so much in Vegetable and Fruit carving, it would surely take you a long time to try out each of the tips, and tricks they have given you. I am sure you are going to have a wonderful time. will be posting a few more great sites shortly , so keep a watch!

Take care and Happy Carving!