|Apple carving for fruit display|
|Green apples and fragipani flowers|
|Apple carving details|
|Apple garnish for fruit plate|
There are a few tips on carving apples:
1. Do not carve apples deep inside unless you want them getting dark quickly. Beautiful patterns can be done on the contrast between red/green skin and white flesh, whithout deep cuts.
2. To safe the carved parts white treat them with lemon juice.
I do the following trick. Dissolve lemon acid crystals in water. Dip the apple in the water each time after carving a number of elements and lines. This makes a carved pattern lasting for hours.
3. Wrap a carved apple in food wrap to avoid oxygen make its business.
4. Keep carved apples in a cold place or in a fridge.
|Dissolve lemon acid in water|
|Carve a number of elements|
|Dip the apple in acid water to treat the white parts|
|Carve other section of the pattern and dip the apple in acid water again.|
|Continie carving and dipping. |
Your pattern may take a time, so applying acid water to new details
will secure your nice apple centerpiece
|Cover the carved apple witn a food plastic wrap to keep the apple away from air|
|The apple covered with plastic food wrap should be kept in a cool place|