This is a guest post by Vlad from Culinary Design Group company. I always wondered how the watermelons were carved (I love carving!), so I jumped on the opportunity to publish this DIY when I was offered it!
Here is Vlad's instruction:
Today I will show you how to carve beautiful roses in a watermelon. All you need for a tool is one Thai carving knife (short knife with a narrow thin blade).
You can also use this technique for carving many different vegetables, such as potatoes, radishes, zucchini, etc.
Watch the video, or use the step by step instructions below.
First, remove the green peel from the half the watermelon to see the white layer.
Mark the circles for the future roses. This can be done by hand, with a compass, a glass or a cup. The diameter of the roses is up to you anywhere from 5 to 15 cm. If your watermelon is large you might be able to carve 3 to 5 roses on it. Make a 3-4 cm (1,5 inches) deep cuts along the circle.
Cut out the narrow rims around the circumferences (see the picture below):
Make each rose wider and wider until they start overlapping each other.
At the end you will get a beautiful watermelon covered with flowers!
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