Welcome to the 269th Metamorphosis Monday!
How was your weekend? Spring has arrived in Georgia and the last few days have been really pretty. I’ve started working on a new project so I spent the weekend down in the basement priming and painting some 1 x 6 boards. If this project turns out the way I want it to, I’ll be sharing it soon. If not, forget you ever saw this picture!
I also updated the seasonal footer this weekend, so if you’re in the mood for a little spring/Easter inspiration, scroll down to the bottom of the BNOTP home page where you’ll find links to lots of springtime posts.
Playing with Food
Do you ever play with your food? I mean REALLY play with it! Recently, I received some pictures from Dot showing some amazing food transformations. I’m not sure if you would call this “Food Art” but I think some of these could probably qualify as art! I wanted to share the photos with you for this Met Monday because a few of these actually looked “doable.” Before we get to the doable ones, let me show you two that are just mind-boggling.
Is this not amazing? I couldn’t carve this out of wood, much less a watermelon!
I loved this one! Can’t imagine the time it must have taken to carve something like this!
Okay, starting here, the rest of these look like something we (yes, I’m talking to you!) could actually pull off. I need your help figuring out how some of these are made.
Check this out! To me it looks like the bicycle wheels are two cheesecakes or pies covered with fruit. We could do that, right? Then it looks like they made a layered cake and cut sections of the cake out to form the other parts of the bicycle. I love how they shaped the seat and added berries on top. This might take a little time to make but I think it’s doable.
These cracked me up! Cauliflower and broccoli poodles would be a sneaky way to get kids to eat their veggies. The legs may be held on with toothpicks. Got any ideas of other ways to attach the legs other than with a toothpick? Maybe they carved a little hole out of the stem and attached the leg that way. What do you think?
Another cute one for the kiddos. This would be pretty easy to duplicate.
Love these mice-inspired baked potatoes! Wouldn’t kids love this? Heck, even the adults would love ‘em. Again, looks pretty easy to make with carrots, peas and some spaghetti noodles. An ice pick would be helpful for making the holes for the noodle whiskers.
These cute lady bugs would be great to serve at a party or to take to a party. I’m guessing they are made using cherry tomatoes that have been halved and then partially halved again to created the separation for the wings. I’m thinking those may be black olives cut in half for the little head? The spots may be pieces of black olive, too. What do you think? It’s kind of fun trying to figure these out, isn’t it? :) Do you think that’s smoked salmon underneath? I just love this! I guess Mrs. Lady Bug is supposed to be chowing down on some leaves.
This would make a great centerpiece or display for a summertime party. Just slice up some kiwi, bananas and tangerines and you’re all set.
If I have a party this summer, I want to make this. Help me out here, does it look like the kiwi is in a congealed mold of some sort. It looks like they placed kiwi around the inside of a big bowl and then added whatever the white stuff is that’s underneath. But what is that? Do you think this is a cheese dip or something that’s congealed? We have to figure it out because I’d love to make it this summer.
If anyone knows where these pictures are from, let me know so I can add that to the post. A few have writing on them but I can’t read it.
My Amateur Attempts
Two of the past three summers I’ve created a carved watermelon centerpiece. I’m linking to the tutorials I wrote showing how to make them in case you would like to make them, too.
It’s a little hard to see in this photo but in the summer of 2011 I carved a whale out of a round watermelon for this summer dinner party. You’ll find the tutorial to make one here: Carve a Watermelon Whale for a Summer Party Centerpiece
Last year’s centerpiece was a flower garden surrounded by a white picket fence. This was so much fun to make! You’ll find the tutorial to make this summer-inspired centerpiece here: Create a Fruit Flower-Garden Centerpiece.
So, any ideas on what’s in the turtle dish? I’d love to make him this summer if we can figure it out.
Looking forward to all the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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