How to Choose Utensils for Fruit Carving

If you're into fruit carving, there is a range of utensils that might suit your purposes. The main thing is to know what each utensil can do in terms of achieving the fruit carving results you're after.

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    Choose a paring knife for sharp edges. A paring knife is the most useful knife for fruit carving.
    • It gives form
    • It creates sharp edges
    • It bends inwards into the fruit easily.
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    Choose a peel zester for strips. This can create strips, grooves, and the resulting fruit peels can be connected using skewers and toothpicks.
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    Choose a melon baller for making fruit balls. Not only melons but other types of fruit can be turned into ball shapes for adding to carved fruit displays. Choose one with a sturdy handle and of good make.
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    Choose a "U" shaped garnishing tool for chiseling. These instruments are Great for chiseling out internal soft fruit flesh or for creating fragments out of the outer skin of fruits. Strawberry slits can be cut to make a strawberry's fleshy tissue unwrap out like the petals of a flower, like a strawberry rose.
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    Choose a "V" shaped cutter for other styles of chiseling. Using the "V" cutter, you can make an apple swan. The "V" cutter cuts to bisect the apple to make wings by pushing against each slice.

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