Fruit and vegetable sculpture – 93 ideas and instructions for beginners
Fruit and Vegetable Sculpture , or Kae-Sa-Luk, is a traditional Thai art that, according to some sources, appeared more than 700 years ago in Asia. The art of fruit and vegetable carving requires training. The fruits and vegetables are finely carved and are used as decorations on buffet tables in some restaurants and as an original decorative element on the occasion of different events. This type of sculpture is not only popular in Japan, Korea, Bali and Sri Lanka, it is also widespread in Europe. Fruit and vegetable carving is an attractive way of decorating salads and desserts. For starters, opt for some easy projects, such as flowers and figurines and then you can continue to add more complex details. Examine our original ideas of fruit and vegetable sculptures and try to imitate them yourself!
Sculpture on fruit and vegetable – watermelon sculpture
Carving a watermelon basket is a popular decoration for summer brunches . This basket can be filled with a mix of fruits such as melon balls, red berries, sliced apple and orange. Another great idea is to decorate red berries and strawberries with this Watermelon Cake.
Sculpture on fruit and vegetable – radish
Small red radishes are often used to decorate salads and cold dishes. Radishes turn into beautiful flowers such as roses or stars.
Sculpture on vegetables – tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers
Tomatoes can be quickly turned into flowers. We start by removing the peduncle of the tomato. We then incise with a small sharp knife, starting from the location of the peduncle. We naturally follow the shape of the tomato until the end. We begin to wrap by the opposite end to the peduncle. Cucumbers and peppers are also a good choice of sculpture.
Sculpture of vegetables – onion
Green onion is often used only as a decorative element on the plate. As for other types of onions, you can turn them into beautiful lotus flowers. You make 4 vertical cuts. You have a total of 8 columns that are still attached to each other. Roasted onion flowers are ideal as an appetizer or as a decoration – crispy on the outside, juicy and sweet on the inside.
Fruit carving – apples
Nothing like a sculpture on fruit or vegetable to give a touch of originality to a dish and boost the table decoration. Ideas do not cease to multiply and projects become more and more creative and unusual. Beginner or initiate, if you are looking for ideas to try once the weekend comes, you will find several in the picture gallery below!
Small or large, a sculpture on fruit or vegetable is a sure value of originality and creativity. The sculpted work has the capacity to sublimate a plate and make a dish resolutely irresistible. Flowers, animals and other curious objects come to life with a simple stencil, a paring knife and a zester. Among the easiest and most interesting ideas, it’s impossible not to mention carrot foliage, leek ribbons, rosettes on an apple or nectarine, etc. Even the simplest works seem too good to eat!
Many fruit and vegetable sculptures require only a good sharp knife. We let ourselves be guided by his imagination and little by little we see beautiful flowers, cute animals and other edible figures appear. Of course, you have to train to master the art of fruit and vegetable carving but the amazed faces of children are worth the effort.
Yellow snake to decorate martini glass
Before starting to carve, it is advisable to pour a little freshly squeezed lemon juice on fruits and vegetables to delay their oxidation and prevent them from blackening. Regarding the choice of fruits, it must be ensured that they are firm and without traces on the skin. Before working on fruits and vegetables, they should be thoroughly washed and then dried. Keep the scraps collected during cuts because they can be used for the preparation of fruitcakes, mashed potatoes, compotes etc.
Yellow pepper snake
Deco for cocktail based on yellow pepper
Carved or engraved, fruits and vegetables will bring a touch of originality to the table. A real pleasure for the eyes, small edible works embellish dishes and plates, serve as a guiding thread to the table decor and bring the good mood to the table. On the fruit side, watermelon is a great classic which is followed by apple, kiwi and pineapple. Oranges and lemons are also good bases for beautiful sculptures. In the case of vegetables, the choice is cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and radishes.
Fruit sculpture – octopus lime
Fruit sculpture – green pepper crocodile
Fruit sculpture – watermelon shark
Enhance your cocktails with this apple and orange peel decoration
Tomatoes transformed into roses and filled with slices of mozzarella and bacon
Original fruit sculpture to decorate the dining table!
Two parrots form this beautiful fruit sculpture!
Turtle shaped fruit sculpture
What do you think of this beautiful sculpture on exotic fruit?
Rubik’s cube made of cottage cheese and various fruits