If you want to impress your friends and guests with a centerpiece, then try carving a watermelon into a bouquet of roses. It is by no means fast and easy, though it will certainly give you that wow factor. This video will give you step-by-step directions how you can transform an ordinary watermelon into a bouquet of roses your friends will be talking about for years to come.
What you need:
Carving knives (a paring knife and boning knife works well)
Turntable for easy carving.
Cut the bottom so the watermelon can stand upright.
Place the watermelon on the turntable or lazy susan.
Slice off the watermelon skin in large pieces for use later.
Smooth off the rough edges.
Carving the roses
To make the first rose, cut a circle approximately two inches across.
Trim outer edges.
Making petals by cutting outer edge in half circle from the top to bottom.
Trim the inner edges until completely inside of the rose.
Carve the next layers until the inside is finished.
Start the outer petals by carving the same pattern, but in a 45 degree angle. Do two to three layers this way.
Begin carving the second rose. Use the same procedure as above for the first rose.
When the second rose is finished, begin carving the third rose.
Once you are finished with the third rose, begin carving the fourth rose.
The fifth rose will be the same as the first four roses.
The Finishing Touch
Now that you have carved five roses in the watermelon, gather the skins to make the leaves.
Slice the skin in leaf-like shape.
Arrange the carved watermelon leaves on your platter.
Place the finished watermelon rose bouquet on top of the platter, having the leaves at the bottom edges.