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Carved watermelons

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00ketan Jan 27, 2008 03:44 PM

Hi there -

Anyone know where we can purchase carved watermelons in SW Ontario/Toronto?

Check these puppies out!

http://www.americade.info/melons32.htm

  1. foodyDudey Feb 7, 2010 07:53 AM

    It's common in India at weddings and parties, and I've seen it at Maroli. There are a few pictures here:
    http://www.maroli.ca/photogallery.php

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      berbere Feb 7, 2010 07:43 AM

      bumping this up - does anybody know of any private caterers or individuals who do fruit art/carvings/arrangements? looking for something more creative than the offerings at Edible Arrangements to take the place of a birthday cake for someone on a low cholesterol diet.
      thanks in advance!

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        ace123 Feb 7, 2010 10:03 AM

        Don at Dessert Trends showed me his watermelon craving before. It's gorgeous!
        Check it out:
        www.desserttrends.ca

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          toveggiegirl Feb 7, 2010 11:39 PM

          You could try contacting Pango's Table Art (http://www.pangostableart.ca) Edible Glamour (http://www.edibleglamour.com) or Couture Fruit Creations (http://toronto.nowtoronto.com/MiscSer...).

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          Apple Jan 28, 2008 06:37 PM

          hmm - you should inquire at the Metropolitan hotel or other hotels that cater to asian clientele - lai Wah heen may have a fruit carver on staff who does this. Alternatively, you can check with George Brown College. They have a course and therefore an instructor who may be able to point you in the right direction.

          http://coned.georgebrown.ca/owa_prod/...

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            merlot143 Jan 28, 2008 08:25 AM

            Those photos are great! A beautiful centrepiece for any dinner party or reception

            1. orangewasabi Jan 27, 2008 09:29 PM

              you may be able to special order them from Pi-Tom's on Alexander St. The women who chefs at PiTom's did a full year of fruit carving as part of her chef's training in Thailand -- it's a serious part of the traditional curriculum there.

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