Thursday, September 20, 2012

3D-Carrot Flower Tutorial

I learned how to do this from one of the Japanese bento magazines I have, but I cannot recall which one. Thus the steps below are all from memory >.<

You need a flower cutter, a sharp knife, and a carrot medal (about 1/3 inch thick). Using raw carrot will give you a nicely defined flower, however I have found that carrots which are too hard or too soft make cutting more difficult. Slightly soft carrots are the best.

STEP 1: Use the cutter to make a flower.

STEP 2: Cut lines from the centre of the flower to all five inner groves of the petals. The dots pictured below show where the five cuts are supposed to be.

Cut about half way down. (Do not cut all the way through.)

This is how the carrot looks like from the top after making the five cuts.

STEP 3: Place the knife so that it is in the middle of one petal and align it about 45 degrees slanting to the right. Start cutting towards the left inner grove of the petal. This may be a bit difficult. 

This is how it looks like from the top after step 3.

This is how it looks like from the side after step 3. Notice the bit to be taken away shapes like a triangle.

STEP 4: Do step 3 to the other four petals. Take away the unwanted bits.

If I have explained the steps clearly, you will then get your 3D-carrot flower!


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    1. Thanks Michelle! Hope I made them clear, looking forward to yours :)

  2. Thank you for the tutorial! I always wanted to try these but did not know how >.<

  3. Thank u for sharing this lovely tutorial :D

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    1. Lol! Now lets see if anyone is going to give it a try :P

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    1. Thanks Shannon :D Hope the explanations are clear!

  6. This is so great bento tutorial! Thanks Daisy

  7. is the carrot slightly cooked (blanched) or raw?