Have you ever been to a restaurant or a wedding, and wondered how they created the beautiful food sculptures displayed on the buffet table? I always assumed making those sorts of creations took more artistic ability (and patience) than I possess.
I recently watched a video, however, from Grant Thompson, The King of Random (embedded at the end of this post) called How to Make an Edible Apple Swan! The video made it sound just too easy. With nothing to lose but time, I decided to give it a try. I was surprised!
Within a half hour, I had created not one, but two apple swans!
I was so pleased with the result, that I am shining my Saturday Spotlight on the video!
The video directions are easy to follow, and although you do have to be careful to not cut your fingers, the instructions for how to use butter knives as a guide makes this less of a risk. I found the apple to be pretty forgiving: if your cuts are slightly off center and sides aren't symmetrical, it just adds character to the swan! Instead of spritzing lemon juice on the finished creation, I used a pastry brush and applied the juice of a lime. (I didn't have a lemon handy!) These seemed to work very well, and the apple slices did not turn brown, even hours later.
Here are some photos I took as I created my swans:
Next time you have an apple handy and a couple of minutes to spare, watch the video and give this a try!
The directions on this video make this food art really easy to do. The hardest part of the whole project was having to dismantle my cute little swans, to eat them!
|Don't these look like they could just swim away in a pond?|
Have you ever carved any fruit sculptures? What did you make?