How to carve a swan from an apple

Did you see how we carved a rose out of a tomato? If you’ve tried it and you’re looking for something more challenging, try to making a swan out of an apple! It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

swan apple carving
What you will need
> Apple
> Knife
> Butter knife x 2

Instructions

Apple Swan

  1. Cut the apple diagonally.
  2. Place the half with the bottom of the core in between two knives.Slice the apple to the right of the core. The knives will stop you from slicing all the way through.
  3. Slice the apple horizontally, using the knives as a guide and slice only until where it meets the cut in step 2.
  4. This will give you an apple wedge
  5. Using only the wedge, repeat step 3.
  6. Turning it to the side allows you to slice the wedge from the top
  7. Repeating the above steps will give you the sculpture’s wing. Repeat on the left side of the apple for the other wing.
  8. To make the slot for the swan’s head, slice a little bit of the apple in the middle.
  9. Place the another half of the uncarved apple between the two knives and slice it horizontally.
  10. Repeating this process will give you a variety of flat apple slices
  11. Selecting the slice that resembles a heart, three cuts is all it takes to shape the swan’s head
  12. Use the apple seeds as the eyes of the swan, press it in using the flat edge of your knife. Trim the neck as necessary.

Now you’ve made a swan out of an apple!

swan apple carving

To prevent the swan to turn brown from oxidation, spray or glaze the apple with lemon juice.

Have you carved any fruit or vegetable? Let us know!

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